Blue Bins - what can be recycled

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For further information on what can be recycled in your blue bin please contact your local office or download your handy guide to recycling around the home


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                                               Nappies

   Large tins                                                              Tissues

√   Mixed paper and cardboard                                  TVs, Microwaves, computer monitors (nothing with glass)

   Plastic bottles and plastic food containers             Plastic bags or bin liners             

   Small electrical appliances                                    Pyrex, crystal or window glass

√   Mixed glass bottles and jars                                  X  Tin foil trays  

√   Foil trays (must be thoroughly washed)  


You can also e-mail us at


"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 2NT                                   Tel:  028 7034 3453

7 Connell Street
BT49 0HA                                    Tel: 028 7776 0305


Watch what happens to the recyclable waste from your blue bin, please click on the link  The Recycling Journey video

Blue bin recycling guide leaflet

Blue bin recycling guide leaflet (text only)