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Recycling your Easter Egg Packaging!

It is hard to ignore the temptation of the brightly coloured Easter egg boxes in every shop. According to the Leitrim Observer, us Irish like them so much we go through an estimated 17 and a half million Easter eggs during the holiday.

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Notice for Change of Collections!

Customers,

In order to catch up on the collections that didn’t take place last Thursday and Friday, our trucks are doing double shifts Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week. We hope to have most of the backlog cleared by Wednesday night. We will let customers know by text or email on the day prior to the collection taking place where possible.

We thank you for your co-operation while getting the backlog cleared.

Thank you for your patience,

The Barna Recycling team.

The Problem With Single-Use Plastics

As Ireland begins to feel the fallout from China’s decision to no longer take our plastic waste, certain issues have now come to prominence as a result. One such issue is the trouble surrounding single-use plastics. With few available alternatives to exporting our plastic waste to China, these single-use plastics will begin to pile up in our recycling centres. New evidence has shown how the small plastic fragments that come from larger plastic pieces, known as microplastics, have begun to damage the oceans. A recent study by NUIG has found that 73% of deep sea fish in the northwest Atlantic have ingested microplastics. This is worrying as our plastic waste is not only affecting fish close to our shore, it is also affecting deep water fish far out at sea. Read more

Get Creative With Your Waste This Christmas

Christmas is a time of festivity, giving and family but it is also a time where the levels of waste produced increases. Most of us forget to recycle or dispose of waste properly or are not aware of the recycling rules. In order to help our Barna Recycling customers dispose of their waste correctly, we have provided the below list to follow this Christmas.

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Christmas Collection Changes

Household customers due for collection on:


Christmas Day has been rescheduled to Saturday 23/12/2017
New Years Day has been rescheduled to Saturday 30/12/2017

All other collections due over the Christmas and New Year period will experience no change to their scheduled collections. 

Please leave your bins out the night before to ensure collection, as collection times may differ due to traffic, weather conditions and other circumstances on any given day.

 

Introducing Your New Household Recycling List

There is still a lot of confusion surrounding what can and cannot be recycled in Ireland, so to assist people in making the right decisions, The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and the Irish Waste Management Association has worked together to produce a list of materials that are acceptable nationally for recycling.

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The Benefits of Compost and Composting at Home

A campaign run by the three Regional Waste Management Offices found that organic and food waste can attribute up to 33% of household waste produced. Disposing of your organic waste correctly can significantly reduce the amount of waste in your general waste bin.

This campaign’s aim was to raise awareness and get people in Ireland to begin to reassess how they dispose of their food waste. Householders in Ireland were asked to consider how they can reduce their food waste and to make use of the brown bin which is available in areas where population centres are greater than 500 persons.

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