Full sized brown bins will be delivered to homes in the coming months to facilitate the disposal of garden waste, following the success of an initial pilot scheme.
The scheme is part of Derry City and Strabane District Council’s drive to reduce the amount of material being sent to landfill and the move towards a Zero Waste economy.
Welcoming the news, Chair of Council’s Environment and Regeneration Committee, Brian Tierney said: “I am delighted to see council being proactive once again.
“We are the first local authority to have a dedicated Zero Waste Circular Economy Strategy, Green Infrastructure Plan and Climate Adaption Plan.”
Plans are underway to deliver 25,000 additional green waste bins with the aim of encouraging better composting and recycling practices and helping Council increase its composting rates. Collections will take place every fortnight on the same day as normal black/blue collections (depending on the area). Areas will be notified when the first of collections will take place.