Derry/Strabane lowest recycling rate

The new Derry and Strabane council area had the lowest recycling rate in the North of Ireland from April to June this year.
The new Derry and Strabane council area had the lowest recycling rate in the North of Ireland from April to June this year.

Derry City and Strabane District Council has the lowest recycling rate in Northern Ireland.

In the first set of figures released by the Department for the Environment, Derry and Strabane council’s recycling rate was 34.7 per cent. The figures related to the period from April to June 2015.

Of the 11 new super councils, which came into being on April 1, 2015, the second lowest amount of household waste in the north was collected in Derry and Strabane council area (18,836 tons).

Of the total amount of waste collected in the Derry an Strabane council area from April to June, 3,796 tons were collected from kerbsides for recovery; 8,258 tons were collected from kerbsides for disposal, 3,910 tons were collected from civic amenity sites for recovery and 1993 were collected from civic amenity sites for disposal.

The total weight of household weight collected by councils in the north from April to June amounted to 254,007 tons.

RECYCLED WASTE

Derry and Strabane Council collected 7,211 tons of waste that could be recycled from April to June this year.

Of the 7,211 tons, 837 were glass; 311 metal; 1,206 paper and card; 236 plastic; 1,773 compostable; 267 electrical goods; 847 construction and demolition; 21 textiles; 589 wood and 1,126 other.

Derry and Strabane Council’s civic amenity sites collected a total of 3,890 tons of recyclable materials from April to June this year.

Of the 3,890 tons collected, three were glass; 228 metal; 144 paper and card; 1,441 compostable; 266 electrical goods; 847 construction and demolition; 13 textiles; 589 wood and 358 other.

The population of the Derry and Strabane Council area is 149,198.

The Derry and Strabane council household waste per capita figure is 119 kilograms.