Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Environmental Resource Officers have been named Waste Management Team of the Year.
They claimed the title at the recent Sustainable Ireland awards held in Belfast on November 21st.
The prestigious ceremony celebrates the achievements of individuals and organisations within the energy, environmental and waste management sectors across Ireland.
The Council team, made up of Declan Donnelly, Fiona Watters, Janice Dunlop and John McCarron, was recognised for its LiveSmart campaign and ‘H2O on the Go’ initiative.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Brenda Chivers said: “Our Environmental Resource Officers are hugely deserving of this title which reflects their ongoing commitment to improving recycling and generating greater awareness about waste management throughout the Causeway Coast and Glens area. Members of the public and businesses have shown great enthusiasm for our creative LiveSmart and ‘H2O on the Go’ projects which have certainly helped to set us apart.
“I have no doubt this success will give the team further incentive to continue their efforts in making the Causeway Coast and Glens a greener and more sustainable place for all.”
Environmental Resource Officer Janice Dunlop added: “Everyone is very proud to win this award. There has been great co-operation with our colleagues in the GIS team to create interactive maps which locate all businesses signed up to our LiveSmart and ‘H2O on the Go’ initiatives. We look forward to developing these projects and embedding sustainability further in the wider community.”
The Council was also a finalist in the Household Waste Recycling Centre of the Year category for its facility in Dungiven.