Bryson urges householders to recycle to support charity

Northern Ireland recycling provider Bryson Recycling is encouraging local homeowners to recycle more to help support charity.

The waste management company’s annual ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign will see NI Hospice, which provides support and care for over 3,000 people with a life-limited condition or terminal illness, receive £1 for every tonne recycled through Bryson’s kerbside box collection from now until March 2015.

To date, the initiative has seen more than £40,000 donated and it is hoped that this year’s campaign will help provide the hospice with enough money to buy 200 bricks for its rebuild of Somerton House in Belfast.

Aiming to raise around £6,000

Bryson urges householders to recycle to support charity
(L-R): Declan Reynolds from Bryson Recycling and Eva Toil, Corporate Fundraiser from the NI Hospice, launch Bryson’s annual ‘£1 a tonne’ campaign

Eric Randall, Director of Bryson Recycling, commented: “We are delighted to be working with the NI Hospice… as they provide an invaluable service, which involves 24 hour support and care for patients with life limiting conditions.

“Christmas is a time to celebrate with family and friends but we also tend to consume more, therefore producing more waste. Our advice this year is to think before you throw items away. Recycling is an efficient way to ensure the whole family has a greener Christmas and it’s great to know that the hospice will benefit too.”

“Each year we collect around 6,000 tonnes of recycled goods throughout this period and we would love to be able to donate [the money this would raise, £6,000, to provide] up to 200 bricks for the Hospice rebuild.”

He reminded householders that “everything from Christmas cards and cranberry sauce jars, to drinks bottles and batteries can be recycled through your weekly kerbside collection”, however he noted that some items, such as wrapping paper and cards that contain glitter or non-paper parts cannot be recycled.

Ellen Hillen, Corporate Fundraising Manager from the NI Hospice, added: “We are delighted to have been nominated by Bryson Recycling as the beneficiary from their '£1 a tonne' appeal in their tenth year. Every pound will go towards bricks for the rebuild to enable us to provide care that only the hospice can provide.

“We know that people should recycle more at this time of year and just £30 is enough for one more brick in the rebuild. We are encouraging everyone to do their bit for recycling in the coming months. This will go a long way to help us care for local children, young people and adults and support their families.”

Bryson Recycling is part of Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise, the Bryson Charitable Group. It offers a weekly recycling collection service to over 170,000 homes across the province throughout six council areas including Armagh, Ballymena, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh and Newtownabbey.

Find out more about Bryson Recycling.