Blue Bin Recycling

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Download your Recycle Right leaflet here, your easy guide to recycling around the home.

Your bin should be left out no later than 7.00am on day of collection. 

What can go in the blue bin:



  • Aerosols
  • Plastic raw meat trays (used for raw beef, port or fish)
  • Cardboard
  • Polystyrene
  • Cartons
  • Nappies
  • Food and drink cans
  • Tissues
  • Large tins
  • Tv's microwaves, computer monitors 
  • Mixed glass, bottles and jars
  • Pyrex, crystal or window glass
  • Mixed paper including junk mail and envelopes with no windows
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic bottles and plastic food containers 
  • Food waste
  • Foil trays (must be washed thoroughly)
  • Ashes from a coal and or wood fire (please dispose of when cool in the black bin)

This list is not exhaustive so if you are unsure about an item please email or telephone 028 2766 0248.


Watch how the recyclable waste from your blue bin is sorted at the Materials Recycling Facility: What Happens at the Recycling Centre?

How are cans recycled? 

See how paper is recycled here. 

Everything you need to know about recycling plastics in your blue bin.  

How are the cartons we put in our blue bins recycled? 

Blue bin recycling leaflet (text only)