Downpatrick HRC Celebrates Opening with New Competition Aimed at School Children
To celebrate the opening of Downpatrick’s new household recycling centre (HRC), which took place on Tuesday 29 October, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is holding a competition for primary school children aimed at promoting recycling waste from an early age.
The competition, which is open to all primary school children in the Downpatrick District Electoral Area, has been generously sponsored by the European Recycling Platform (ERP UK) who is the Council’s partner for the collection and recycling of batteries and waste electrical equipment. In order to be in with a chance to win a new Fitbit Ace of Kinder E-reader, they are invited to come along the new HRC on the Flying Horse Road, Downpatrick accompanied by a parent or responsible adult, to complete a ‘quiz trail’ around the site.
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Charlie Casey said, “This competition is a fantastic way to encourage the pupils in Downpatrick to go down to the recycling centre to see how and what they can recycle. It is also a great way to help the pupils understand the importance of reusing and recycling.”
Charlotte Budd, Regional Account Manager at ERP for Northern Ireland, said “We are happy to be sponsoring this innovative competition. It is a great opportunity for parents and children to become accustomed to the HRC and the fantastic recycling facilities it has to offer. I encourage anyone taking part in the competition to bring along some batteries or that old electrical appliance you have been meaning to throw out so that it can be recycled and turned into something more useful.”
The competition has been promoted through local primary schools and competition entries will be accepted until Friday 15 November. The winners will be notified through their primary school during the week commencing 18 November.
Eligible participants can also download an entry form below.
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