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L'Derry Residents Urged To Use New Recycling Bins

Members of the public across L'Derry and Strabane are being encouraged to continue their recycling efforts while out in the local community with the introduction of indoor recycling facilities at all Council owned leisure centres.

The investment in new recycling stations comes amid a campaign to boost rates in the area, with visitors at local facilities encouraged to separate their rubbish.

Waste Services Manager Nicola McCool said: "We are encouraging people to take recycling into their own hands and take action to protect our environment by recycling at home and when out and about in our leisure centres.

"Taking a few seconds to separate your rubbish into the different bins can make the world of difference to our environment as well as reducing the cost to ratepayers. It's also worth noting that any scraps put in food waste bins are turned into compost which we then use for local cemeteries, parks and roundabouts to help plants grow and flourish. So the community is getting a little bit back for their recycling efforts.

"More and more residents in Derry and Strabane are recycling and we'd like to thank the public for embracing this in their homes. We hope that by providing better recycling facilities in public spaces like our leisure centres, recycling will become the norm for even more people."

Visit the council website for tips on best-practice recycling and to download the Bin-ovation app for all your information on collections, recycling centre opening times and updates.

Co Down Road To Close For Improvement Works

A key road in the County Down village of Kircubbin is set to close for improvement works, starting next week.

The Rubane Road will be subject to a £255,000 programme of work, which will see a 1,400-metre section upgraded.

Work will begin on Monday 30 September and run until Friday 25 October.

The initial preparatory work will be carried out under a rolling lane closure with temporary traffic control between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm for a period of two weeks.
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A road closure will then be in place from the road's junction with Manse Road to its junction with Ballyeasborough Road from Monday 14 October to Friday 25 October 2019, 09:30am to 4:30pm daily. Local access will be maintained.

A diversion route will be in place via the A20 Rowreagh Road/Deerpark Road, Coach Road, Ann Street, Portaferry Road, Main Road, Cloughey and Kircubbin Road during these times.

Road users should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Terex Opens Ninth NI Site In L'Derry

Global manufacturer Terex has strengthened its offering in Northern Ireland with a new facility in Londonderry.

The £14 million development was officially opened in Campsie today, 27 September, bringing the number of Terex sites in NI to nine.

The new 105,000 square foot facility manufactures heavy equipment for Terex Ecotec (waste management and recycling) and mobile conveyors, creating 100 jobs for the local region.

Over 100 local representatives from educational, political and business institutions were on hand to celebrate the official opening.

Derry and Strabane District Council Deputy Mayor, Cara Hunter welcomed Terex to the region, noting the new facility reaffirms the North West's position as a competitive, exciting and innovative place to do business.

Speaking at the event, Kieran Hegarty, President, Terex Materials Processing said: "As people, businesses and governments become more aware of their environmental footprint we're seeing enormous growth in demand for environmental equipment globally. We're excited that Terex Campsie has started producing equipment to cater for this market—the type of equipment capable of processing construction and demolition waste or everyday waste from your home—to be exported all over the world."

He added: "We've a fantastic local team now in place and trained in our world-class manufacturing processes. But we don't stop there. Terex has ambitious plans for growth and just as important as this new facility and filling our current vacant positions is in developing and retaining our people so we have the skills needed to deliver our ambitious growth plans."

Terex employs over 1,800 people across Northern Ireland with sites across Dungannon, Omagh, Ballymoney and Lurgan.


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