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Tree Maintenance

Sunday 2nd February
Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge
Free

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Scrub Control

Sunday 9th February
Brackagh Moss Nature Reserve, near Portadown
Free

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NI Science Festival (13–23 February 2020)

Thursday 13th February

Creating Quality Outdoor Experiences

Thursday 13th February
Privy Council Chamber, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens, The Square, Hillsborough BT26 6AG
£50

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The climate emergency: Your questions answered

Monday 17th February
Kings Place, London, N1 9AG
£20 plus £1.51 booking fee. Partners/Patrons save £5.26 (20% off and no fees)

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GSNI Science Strategy

Thursday 20th February
Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre, 53–55 Crumlin Road, Belfast BT14 6ST

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Habitat Management

Sunday 23rd February
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast
Free

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BelFast Forward 2020 Conference

Thursday 27th February
Assembly Buildings Conference Centre
£25 – £150

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Ballynature Day

Saturday 29th February
Ballynure Village
Free

Ballynature Day

Saturday 29th February
Ballynure Village, near Ballyclare, Co. Antrim

 

56% NI household waste recycled 31 January 2020

Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management statistics released (via DAERA)

 
Recycling
 
Provisional Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management statistics for July to September 2019 have been published today by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

This statistical report is updated quarterly and contains provisional information on key measurements of local authority collected (LAC) municipal waste for councils and waste management groups in Northern Ireland. 

The key points are:

  • Northern Ireland’s councils collected 274,032 tonnes of LAC municipal waste during July to September 2019. Household waste accounted for 87.3% of all LAC municipal waste collected during this period.
  • In July to September 2019, 56.1% of household waste was sent for preparing for reuse, dry recycling and composting. This is the highest rate ever recorded for Northern Ireland during July to September.
  • The landfill rate for household waste recorded a new low of 22.4% in July to September 2019, a fall from 70.3% in July to September 2006.
  • A fifth of LAC municipal waste arisings were sent for energy recovery in July to September 2019 compared to 0.1% during the same quarter 10 years ago.

Read more via DAERA