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Coronavirus update

Last updated: Monday 29 June 2020

Recycling centres in Belfast have reopened to the public. Temporary arrangements are in place in order to protect your and our staff's health and safety, and to facilitate social distancing in line with the current public health advice. 

  • Recycling centres are open seven days a week. View opening hours.
  • You may be asked to provide proof of address as the sites will only be open for people living in the Belfast City Council area. Examples of proof of address we will accept include your driving licence, a utility bill (gas, electricity, broadband supplier), or a bank statement.
  • There may be significant queues and delays, so please co-operate with any traffic arrangements in place and the instructions from staff.   
  • The only vehicles permitted access are cars, including cars with single axle trailers. Vans or double axle trailers will not be permitted.
  • The number of vehicles on site at any one time will be restricted. 
  • Pedestrians will not be admitted.
  • Temporary traffic management arrangements are in place at each of our recycling centres to allow vehicles to enter and exit our sites safely.
  • You will be responsible for unloading your own waste to maintain social distancing from staff. Should you require help with a bulky item, we suggest that you bring a passenger.
  • If you are self-isolating or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) you should not visit a recycling centre. 
  • Civic amenity sites at Agnes Street, Cregagh Road and Springfield Road remain closed.

We have four centres you can use for recycling household waste. They are free to use.

Opening hours

 Monday 9am to 5.30pm
 Tuesday 9am to 5.30pm
 Wednesday 9am to 8pm
 Thursday 9am to 5.30pm
 Friday 9am to 5.30pm
 Saturday 9am to 5pm
 Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Last admission is 15 minutes before closing time.


Recycling centre  Address 
Alexandra Park Avenue 180 Alexandra Park Avenue,
BT15 3GJ
Blackstaff Way 1 Blackstaff Way,
BT11 9DT
Ormeau 6 Park Road,
Palmerston Road 2-4 Palmerston Road,


What can I bring to the recycling centre?

Please sort any recyclable waste before bringing it to recycling centres and please note that we cannot accept commercial waste.

Our re-use containers remain closed.

Aerosols Aluminium foil (clean) Batteries (household and car)
Beverage cartons Camping gas bottles Cans (steel and aluminium)
Cardboard CDs and books (for reuse) Chemicals and pesticides
Cooking oil Engine oil Electrical goods (small)
Fire extinguishers Fluorescent tubes Garden waste
Gas bottles Glass bottles and jars Hard plastics
Ink cartridges
Mobile phones
Oil tanks*  Paints and varnishes Paper (no wallpaper)
Plastics bottles
Scrap metal
TVs and monitors Tyres
Walking aids White goods (inc.fridges)

* If disposing of an oil tank, you must follow this guidance from the NIEA.

There may be restrictions on the amount of items or materials we can accept. If you have a large amount of a particular type of waste to recycle, please contact us before travelling to the centre or ask a member of site staff. 

Disabled access

All our recycling centres have a split-level design, making it easy for people to dispose of most types of waste without having to use steps. 

Civic amenity sites 

Our civic amenity sites remain closed.

Contact us
Waste management
0800 032 8100
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street