Newry and Mourne District Council is embarking on a major waste management drive aimed at improving the environment and making the district a cleaner and better place to live in. The drive to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle waste has taken on added impetus in Ireland in recent years. The Council has been progressing with its waste management and recycling strategies to meet the targets set out by the EU. The progression has been steady, but has seen a substantial increase in recycling rates over the last few years.