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Visiting your local household recycling centre - to book a time slot on line please click here 

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.

All black, blue and brown bin collections continue to take place as normal at this time, however, there may be some disruption in the near future.

Your bin should now be left out the night before and no later than 7.00am on day of collection.  Over the coming weeks your bin may not be collected at the usual time.  It is likely your bin can not be collected at a later time if not at the kerbside when the refuse collection crew is passing.

All black bin waste should be bagged and stored properly inside the bin.  

Please clean the handles of your bins before and after they are left out for collection.

Thank you once again for your ongoing co-operation at this time. 


Your guide to the Household Recycling Centres Download your new information leaflet here

If you have a query regarding Household Recycling Centres please contact:

Coleraine area           028 7034 3453 to leave a voicemail or 07702 328 151
Limavady area           028 7776 0305
Ballycastle (Moyle)    028 2076 2225
Ballymoney area        028 2766 0222


If you have any queries or require further information on Council's recycling services,

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telephone 028 2766 0248