Praise after Mid Ulster tops council recycling list
Mid Ulster District Council has finished top of the local government recycling charts, having achieved the highest household waste recycling rate of all 11 councils for 2016-2017.
Official recycling rates show the figure for Mid Ulster stood at 51.6% for the year April 2016 to March 2017 compared to an average of 44.4%, making it the only council to exceed 50% and to meet the 2020 statutory recycling target ahead of time.
Chair of the council's environment committee Ronan McGinley praised the local effort.
"This is all down to our residents carrying out fantastic recycling work on the ground," he said.
"Their commitment along with the council's determination and continuous efforts to promote and highlight recycling are what have placed us in this impressive position yet again.
"Now that we are on the countdown to Christmas, the busiest time of the year in terms of purchasing gifts, food and drink, I would encourage everyone to be mindful of what they are disposing of."