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Here are some helpful tips to ensure safety for you and our refuse collection staff:

  • Ensure you store your bin in a safe and secure location
  • Do not tie ropes or straps to your bin as these pose a health and safety risk to refuse collection staff.
    Bins with ropes/straps will not be emptied.
  • Do not overfill your bin
  • Don’t place hot items in your bin
  • During inclement weather only place your bin out on your collection day and return it to your property as soon as possible after collection
  • Put your house number on your bin
  • Bins should be presented at the kerbside by 7am on your collection day.

If you have any queries in relation to bin safety please contact us on: 0300 0300 900

Recycling FAQs

Recycling helps to reduce the need for landfill and more costly forms of disposal. Recycling also reduces the need for extracting (mining, quarrying and logging), refining and processing raw materials all of which create substantial air and water pollution. This helps to save energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to tackle climate change.

If contamination is put into recycling green or brown bins it can mean a whole lorry-load of recycling can’t be recycled. This costs additional money and the waste is sent for landfill or energy recovery.

Food waste that is not recycled may be sent to landfill where it rots, causing a huge negative impact on the environment by releasing methane – a harmful greenhouse gas that causes climate change.

Food waste that is recycled has many uses. It can be converted into fertilisers for agriculture or converted into natural forms of energy which are a good alternative to fossil fuels.

The first recycling bins at a ‘new build’ only are FREE of charge (proof of address is required). Persons moving into an existing house must either purchase the green/brown bins or bring them from their previous property.

If you own your own home you must provide your bins. If you are a tenant, your landlord should provide you with bins.

No, only one green, black and brown bin per household will be collected. (Exceptions apply for medical waste and large households)

Residual Bin – A household of seven or more, permanently residing at the property, subject to review.

Recycling Bin – A household of five or more, permanently residing at the property, subject to agreement and review.

Organic Bin- only one bin will be collected per property. Additional garden waste can be taken to your recycling centre

Please follow the link for further information and application forms –https://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/resident/additional-bins-for-medical-waste-large-families/


One roll of compostable liners can be collected free of charge at any of our Recycling Centres. Food waste can also be wrapped in newspaper before placing in your Brown Bin.  Most supermarkets also stock the compostable bin liners. Ensure the liners have the following symbol

Compost liners logo

We can help you with your bin if you are unable to take it to the kerbside for collection. Complete the appropriate form on our website – https://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/resident/need-help-with-your-bin-collection/

Please note this service is only available if there are no able bodied persons at your address.

Larger items can be taken to any of the Council nine recycling centres or you can arrange for a chargeable bulky collection https://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/resident/arrange-a-bulky-waste-collection/

Bins need to be presented for collection by 7am, check that you bin does not contain any contamination- (refer to link on what can go into my brown and green bins)

Bins need to be presented for collection by 7am. Lids need to be closed and no additional side waste will be collected.

Download the ABC Council app which sends reminders on collection dates, what and where items can be recycled and much more:


Yes- you need to be a registered waste carrier and also pay the relevant charges.

If you are not a registered waste carrier please contact  https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/registration-carriers-and-brokers for registration. Proof of registration will be required when visiting recycling centres.

Please log onto the following for information on charges https://www.armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk/business/commercial-waste-charges/