Fifty jobs are being created in a new recycling centre set up by a social enterprise which employs people with disabilities and long-term health conditions.
Ulster Supported Employment Ltd (Usel) has opened premises in Ballymena as part of its continuing growth in recycling.
The new venture will expand the company's recycling capacity by 50% to 1,500 tonnes. It recycles mattresses, carpets, furniture, plastics, cardboard and waste electrical products. It is the only carpet recycling business on the island of Ireland and only mattress-recycling business in Northern Ireland.