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Rethink Waste Fund launched in Northern Ireland

The Northern Irish Department of Environment has launched a £3.13million fund to provide grants to assist local authority recycling and re-use schemes.

The Rethink Waste Fund was announced on May 28 by Northern Ireland Environment Minister Edwin Poots and is being administered in conjunction with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

The fund is designed to cover the cost of capital items and councils can submit proposals either individually, in partnership with other councils or the community and voluntary/private sector. However, the community and voluntary/private sector cannot apply directly to secure funding.

Examples of the type of schemes for which funding will be available to cover include:

·         Improvements or extensions to kerbside collection schemes

·         Household waste recycling centres

·         The introduction of home composting schemes

·         The introduction/improvement of bulky waste collection.

Speaking at the launch of the fund at a household waste recycling centre Poots said: “I recognise that all Northern Ireland’s councils have made excellent progress in boosting recycling rates in recent years. However, I am convinced that with the right support further improvements can be achieved and I am keen to assist councils in doing this.”

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