Bryson Recycling collections in Armagh come to an end
On 5th November our kerbside recycling contract in Armagh will come to an end.
We would like to thank local residents who have recycled using our service over the years and also want to apologise that in the last few months, we were unable to provide what you reasonably expected from this service. The realities of this contract coming to an end resulted in some staff finding work elsewhere, and the national driver shortage meant that short term replacements were simply not available.
To all the staff who have been with us over the years, and especially those who stuck it until the very end, we thank you for your dedication, hard work and perseverance. You saw the service operate in the best and the worst of times, in all weather conditions come rain or snow, and you kept the service unbroken during the height of the pandemic and you should leave with your heads held high.
We are proud that we provided employment to so many in Armagh, and the fact that a number of you have been with us for nearly 20 years speaks volumes. You have been a valued and essential part of the local community and we wish you all well for the future.
To the companies in Northern Ireland who purchased the recyclables we collected, it was a pleasure to do business with you. Since starting kerbside collections back in 2002, we have collected over 60,000 tonnes of material for recycling. We are proud to say that over 80% of what we have collected has been recycled by companies in Northern Ireland, and over half of this to companies in the local council area. Recycling locally has helped support over 700 jobs in Northern Ireland and contributed over £2 million to the local manufacturing sector every year.
And to Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Council, while we are disappointed in the decision you made, it has been an honour to work with you for nearly 20 years. We wish you well for a smooth transition to the new service.