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Visiting your local household recycling centre

Household recycling centres are now operating as normal.  To visit a household recycling centre it is necessary to book an appointment in advance.  This can be done either online or via the telephone. 
A link to the online household recycling centre booking system can be found at the strap line above or by clicking here.  Householders can choose their preferred household recycling centre, day and time slot.  The allocated time to dispose of recyclables and other waste is strictly 10 minutes.  To confirm an appointment the householder is required to enter the registration of the vehicle that will be used.  Access to a household recycling centre will only be given to a vehicle that matches the details entered on the online booking system.
Alternatively, you can you ring one of the following telephone numbers depending on which household recycling centre you wish to visit.  The telephone booking line is open between 9.30am and 3.30pm daily, Monday to Friday.

Dungiven, Garvagh, Kilrea, Limavady – 07925 358 326
Castlerock, Coleraine, Portrush, Portstewart  – 07925 358 327
Ballycastle, Ballymoney, Crosstagherty – 07925 358 328

Should you miss your allocated slot it will be necessary to re-book an alternative time. 
All household recycling centres are open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 3.30pm, except Garvagh and Kilrea.  Garvagh household recycling centre is open on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and Kilrea household recycling centre is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8.30am to 3.30pm.
Householders are asked to sort their waste before leaving home – separate all recyclables from non-recyclable (landfill) waste.
Householders will be required to offload their own waste to maintain social distancing, including bulky items.
Strict measures will be in place to ensure that social distancing rules are complied with.  
Staff will control access to facilities and limit the number of vehicles on site at any one time.  
In light of the temporary arrangements, householders are asked to be patient and respectful to site staff.  Any abusive behaviour towards staff will not be tolerated.
Householders should continue to recycle/dispose of as much waste as possible in their bins at home.
No waste from commercial sources will be accepted.  Businesses that require the uplift of waste can avail of the council’s commercial waste collection service.  Please contact 028 7034 7034 to arrange a collection.Thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding.


Find out what can be recycled at Council's Household Recycling Centre


To view a detailed list of what can be recycled at your local Household Recycling Centre please click here   ​LIST OF RECYCLING ITEMS


Household Recycling Centre locations and opening hours 


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