Mrs Bernie Kane, Rostrevor won the title of Recycler of the Month for August. The competition is sponsored by ‘Around a Pound’ in partnership with Newry and Mourne Council to encourage residents to recycle in their blue recycling bin. Bernie was awarded £50 voucher for any ‘Around a Pound’ store for her excellent recycling efforts. Her bin was filled with lots of clean glass, plastic packaging, cardboard and paper. 

Bernie Kane
Bernie Kane

Bernie has a blue and brown bin and takes great pride in using them both to their full recycling potential. Her blue bin was full to the top and contained all the correct recyclable material including glass, newspapers and aerosols. 

Director of Technical and Leisure services Mr Jim McCorry said: “Congratulations to Ms Kane, she is a deserving winner of the competition. I encourage everyone in the Newry and Mourne area to take the recycling challenge and see if they can recycle more and possibly become the next Recycler of the Month.”

The Recycling Officer checked 20 bins at random in Rostrevor and found that the majority of bins set out contained the right materials, however, householders are reminded that materials such as tissue, polystyrene, plastic wrap (crisp bags, plastic wrap on food packaging) and plastic bags cannot be recycled in the blue bin and should be placed into the black bin.

The following materials can go into your blue recycling bin:

Paper and cardboard (including newspapers and directories)

Plastic bottles

Plastic packaging (e.g. yogurt pots and margarine tubs)

Glass bottles and jars 


Tins and cans (e.g. drinks cans and sweet/biscuit tins)

Tetra Pak (waxed cartons)

Tin foil (must not contain any food residue) 

For more information about recycling or the competition, please contact our Recycling Officer on (028) 30313233 or email

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