Roe Valley residents are being urged to make use of their local recycling facilities .
Recent figures show householders brought 15,099 tonnes of unwanted items to their local centres.
Causeway Coast and Glens Council say, however, many residents in the Causeway Coast and Glens (CCG) borough are paying for a service they aren’t fully utilising.
“Residents pay rates so council can provide the necessary infrastructure to manage the items they no longer need, generally called ‘waste’,” said the Council spokesperson.
“Last year residents of Causeway Coast and Glens borough brought 15,099 tonnes of unwanted items to their local recycling centres.
“These items - including plastics, grass, wood and electrical appliances - were segregated into specific material streams prior to transfer for recycling.
“Council wishes to remind residents that their recycling facilities are free at the point of use.
“This means you can drop off the items and materials you no longer need at any of our Household Recycling centres for free. You can also use the centres as many times as you like.
“So, if there are items lying around the shed, garage or maybe the attic which are of no more use to you, why not get the benefit of the waste infrastructure you have paid for and drop them off at your local Recycling Centre.”
The spokesperson added: “It makes good sense both financially and environmentally to do so.”
For Recycling Centre locations and opening hours visit www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or telephone your nearest Council office; Coleraine 02870347034, Ballycastle 02820762225, Ballymoney 02827660200 and Limavady 02877760305.