Blue Recycling Bins

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Your bin should now be left out the night before and no later than 7.00am on day of collection. 


What can go in the blue bin:

√ Yes please                          X No thanks

 √  Aerosols                                                          X  Plastic raw meat trays (trays that have raw beef, pork or fish)

√   Cartons                                                           X  Polystyrene              

√   Food and drink tins                                         X  Nappies

√   Large tins                                                        X  Tissues

√   Mixed paper and cardboard                            X  Tv’s, Microwaves, computer monitors (nothing with glass)

√   Plastic bottles and plastic food containers      X  Pyrex, crystal or window glass       

√   Small electrical appliances                              X  Plastic bags and bin liners

√   Mixed glass bottles and jars                                         

√   Foil trays (must be thoroughly washed)


If you wish to find out further information on what to recycle in you blue bin please contact your local office:

"Sheskburn House"
7 Mary Street
BT54 6QH                                    Tel: 028 2076 2225
“Riada House”
14 Charles Street
BT53 6DZ                                    Tel: 028 2766 0248

Council Depot
Gateside Road
Loughanhill Industrial Estate
BT52 2NJ                                    Tel: 028 7034 3453
7 Connell Street
BT49 0HA                                    Tel: 028 7776 0305



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

Blue bin recycling leaflet (text only)