Have your say on recycling services, Ballymoney!

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Ballymoney Borough Council is delighted to be working with Rethink Waste to investigate attitudes to recycling services in Ballymoney.

It is now 10 years since blue bins were first delivered to households across the Borough and since then brown bins have been added, village and supermarket recycling centres have been established and both the Knock Road and Crosstagherty Household Recycling Centres have undergone significant changes and rebranding.

When it comes to managing waste at home, there are now more choices than ever. 2015 is a good time then to reflect on what is currently in place and how it is being used by Borough residents. To begin this process, a leaflet is being delivered to households within the next few days outlining all the current services.

It will be in a plain envelope addressed to ‘the occupier’. This leaflet will include information on blue bin recycling, village and supermarket recycling sites as well as Knock Road and Crosstagherty Household Recycling Centres. It also contains some information on what happens to the recycled material collected through the blue bin service.

Following on from this, a team of trained researchers will visit 6,000 households to conduct a short survey lasting approximately 5 minutes on recycling attitudes and habits.

These researchers will carry photographic identification, wear branded clothing and carry a letter of authorisation from Ballymoney Borough Council. The PSNI have also been notified of the campaign. All interviews will be conducted using ipads so no endless pages to be completed.

Declan Donnelly, Ballymoney Borough Council added: ‘This is a genuine attempt to find out how people view recycling services and waste in general. We hope that this exercise will provide information which will help inform future activities particularly in relation to how we communicate with people.

“If anyone has any questions about the leaflet or the interviews, please feel free to contact the Council office on 2766 0257.”