Belfast Council Launches Home Eco-Scheme

Belfast City Council is supporting a new campaign to promote waste prevention and sustainable living in the city.

Environmental charity TIDY Northern Ireland has announced the launch of its new Eco-Home programme.

The programme focuses on the simple changes residents can make in order to have a more positive effect on the environment.

It also aims to contribute to a reduction in the amount of waste residents produce and lower fuel and energy bills.

Councillor Pat McCarthy, Chairman of Belfast City Council`s Health and Environmental Services Committee, said: "We are very pleased to be supporting the Eco-Home initiative as it represents a win-win not just for the environment, but for our ratepayers across the city.

"If every single person even made a small change, it would make a huge difference. Reducing the amount of waste we produce as a city is something the council is committed to and we need to see Belfast`s recycling rate reach at least 50%. This new initiative puts the issue back in the spotlight and is a reminder to people of the benefits of going green."

Ian Humphreys, Chief Executive, TIDY Northern Ireland said: "Eco-Home is not only free to join - it will save you money. It will also help keep your rates bill down by saving Belfast City Council money. And more waste being recycled means more local jobs. So, Eco-Home is good for the environment, good for the economy and good for you."

Households can register online at www.eco-homeni.org or by calling the Eco-Home team at TIDY Northern Ireland on 028 9073 6920.


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