Our Community Links
St Mary's has recently teamed up with "ReGen" in Newry which helps many Councils throughout the UK manage their waste needs.
Strategically located to service the needs of public and private sector organisations throughout the
UK and Ireland, Re-Gen is capable of processing in excess of 120,000 tonnes of commingled dry
recyclable waste every year.
Combining a state-of-the-art automated sorting line overseen by a team of 40 operatives,
Re-Gen can guarantee that all materials passing through the facility are separated to the highest of standards.
The Eco-Schools Co-ordinator Mrs Kidd recently visited the plant and met with Colin Doherty
(Company Director).Some of the staff from St Mary’s High School had the opportunity to visit ReGen Waste in Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry on Friday 11th March. As part of the school’s bid to become an Eco School and in an attempt to raise awareness of recycling issues within both school and the community, Colin Doherty very kindly agreed to show the staff around the recycling plant. Further visits are planned for both staff and pupils in the coming months and St Mary’s would like to extend our sincere thanks to ReGen for agreeing to become one of our Community Business Partners.
Staff pictured above are from left to right:Mr Colin Doherty (ReGen), Miss Morgan, Mr Twohig, Mrs Andrea Keown, Miss Marion Mc Ateer, Mrs Lavery
Plans are in place for more teacher and pupil visits to the plant to see first hand
what happenes to the recycled waste that goes into our blue bins. ReGen sorts and recycles 100% of waste in blue bins in the Newry & Mourne District and the St Mary's Eco Team are keen to engage with the Company in an effort to educate and raise awareness of this vital community service.
Please come back soon to follow the development of this excellent community link. In the meantime, follow this link to view the ReGen Website and watch a video of the work they do.
OSM IRL is an engineering firm based in Newry Northern Ireland specialising in PLC programs, electrical control systems and electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical maintenance.
With over 50 years combined experience and our unique combination of services, our main aim to provide a fast, effective, professional, maintenance and repair service to the commercial and industrial sectors and ultimately save our customers money in the long run by providing the right engineering solutions!
As well as our engineering services OSM also run a sister company established to promote the recycling of textiles for use in third world countries.
Our Aim is to promote awareness and active participation in all recycling in the community and industry and provide a financial highlight and flashing incentive to those involved. This will be achieved using best working practices and by following the latest environmental procedures and guidelines.
Schools, Clubs and community groups are always trying to raise much-needed funds and come up with innovative cost effective ways to do so! OSM Recycling in Newry are currently promoting fund raising by recycling Clothing & Textiles all over Northern Ireland.It costs absolutely nothing to get involved they only thing your group has to do is sit back and watch the cash coming in.
Recycling clothes with OSM is simple.
1)The group decides on a collection date.
2)The group members bring in old clothes etc.
3)We arrive on the collection date, weigh the clothes and write the cheque There and then!
4)You are paid for everything collected on the date of collection. Guaranteed!
St Mary's do not surrently recycle textiles with OSM Ltd. At present we only recycle cardboard with OSM and textiles with Cookstown Textile Recyclers. OSM collect our cardboard twice weekly for recycling and shipment to other countries.
Click the link above to follow the link to the OSM Website and learn more about the work they do.
COOKSTOWN TEXTILE RECYCLERS
Cookstown Textile Recyclers (CTR) has been in operation since 1993.
We are St Mary's are concerned that clothes and textiles constitute in and around 3% of what goes to landfill from our rubbish. On the island of Ireland, this equates to around 35,000 tonnes per annum. Cookstown Textile Recyclers are very keen to bring clothes recycling more into the public domain and we seek to raise awareness among our staff, pupils and the wider community to take it as seriously as the recycling of other materials.
It is for reason that we intend to hold a large scale recycling campaigne in April 2011 to highlight our committment to doing our bit to help. "Spring Clean Week" will be widely advertised in the local Press, Parish Bulletin and on our website. Come back soon......
Click the link to access Cookstown Recyclers Website and learn more about how they can help you.