Carrick’s Sullatober site is ‘Recycling Centre of the Year’

The Mid and East Antrim Borough Council delegation and former Minister for Agriculture and Environment Michelle McIlveen at the awards.
The Mid and East Antrim Borough Council delegation and former Minister for Agriculture and Environment Michelle McIlveen at the awards.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council celebrated success at the Sustainable Ireland Awards.

The local government authority won the Safety in Waste category for its Waveney Road Household Recycling Centre in Ballymena as well as first place in the Household Waste Recycling Centre of the Year for its Sullatober site in Carrickfergus.

MEA was also a finalist the categories of Sustainable Company of the Year, Food Waste Prevention and Management, and Waste Management Team of the Year.

The Mayor, Cllr Lindsay Millar, said: “We are delighted to have taken two top spots at these awards. Our council continues to lead the way in recycling and waste management and this is further recognition of the superb efforts of our citizens and council officers.

“Well done to the entire waste team for consistently delivering such high standards at our recycling centres and for making Mid and East Antrim a top performing Northern Ireland council.”

Anne Donaghy, council’s chief executive, said: “This is a brilliant achievement and my congratulations to everybody involved in what continues to be a real team effort.”

Meanwhile, it was also confirmed Mid and East Antrim has retained Platinum Status in the 2018 Environmental Benchmarking Survey, hosted by Business In the Community NI.

This survey benchmarks organisations against both their sector peers and against leading Northern Ireland organisations on the basis of their environmental management and performance in key areas.