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Coronavirus update

Last updated: Monday 1 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 six days per week, from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, and from 10am-5pm on Saturday. They are closed on Sunday. 
  • You will 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 we are asking you to consider if your visit is absolutely essential. We are appealing for cooperation with the temporary arrangements and thank you for your patience at this time.
  • Recycling centres are only able to accept:
    • bagged general waste, non-recyclable waste and black bag waste
    • garden waste (grass, hedge trimmings – no garden furniture or machinery)
    • glass bottles and jars
    • cardboard 
  • • wood
    • scrap metal
    • electrical items
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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 5pm
 Tuesday 9am to 5pm
 Wednesday 9am to 5pm
 Thursday 9am to 5pm
 Friday 9am to 5pm
 Saturday 10am to 5pm
 Sunday  Closed

Locations

Recycling centre  Address 
Alexandra Park Avenue 180 Alexandra Park Avenue,
BT15 3GJ
Blackstaff Way 1 Blackstaff Way,
BT11 9DT
Ormeau 6 Park Road,
BT7 2FX
Palmerston Road 2-4 Palmerston Road,
BT4 1QA

 

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.

Temporary measures are in place due to coronavirus. Recycling centres will only be able to accept:

  • bagged general waste/non-recyclable waste/black bag waste
  • garden waste (grass, hedge trimmings – no garden furniture or machinery)
  • glass bottles and jars
  • cardboard
  • wood
  • scrap metal
  • electrical items

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
Belfast
BT2 8BP