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Household Recycling Centres
Following the announcement by the NI Executive that the disposal of waste is constituted as an appropriate reason for travel, a number of Household Recycling Centres reopened to residents on Monday 18 May.
Centres can only accept bagged household waste and organic garden waste that cannot be stored at home, at this time.
What centres are open?
- Armagh, Station Road
- Banbridge, Scarva Road
- New Line, Lurgan
- Fairgreen, Portadown
What are the centre opening times?
Monday 25 May (Bank Holiday) – Closed
Tuesday – Friday 10.00am – 6.00pm
Saturday 8.00am – 12noon (For NHS and Care Workers only).
Last entry is 15 minutes before the site closes.
Please note: It is anticipated that service demand will be high, with queues and longer waiting times expected.
Who can access the centres?
- Only householders of the borough will be permitted access – photographic ID may be required
- Commercial users are not permitted. Traders are asked to email: to arrange a collection.
What are the temporary restrictions for Recycling Centres?
To protect users and staff at this time the following temporary restrictions apply at all open sites:
- Only bagged household waste and garden waste will be permitted
- Access for trailers with domestic green garden waste will be permitted
- Trailers must be towed by cars only
- Cars can transport general household waste in addition to the organic garden waste
- Organic/Green waste includes: grass, bushes, hedge cuttings etc.
- Rubble, soil and stones will not be permitted
- General household waste on trailers will not be permitted
- Vans (small or large), or pick-ups will not be permitted
- Users are responsible for putting all items into the appropriate skips
- In accordance with Public Health Agency (PHA) guidelines, no tools are available at the centres; no brushes, shovels, forks etc.
- Delays are anticipated on entry to the sites.
- Residents are asked to continue to use their kerbside collections of recyclables, organics and landfill waste, with ONLY additional household and garden waste to be brought to centres
- Council staff will be on hand to offer guidance only, and it is imperative that the public cooperate with staff at all times during these challenging times. Abusive behaviour will not be tolerated.
Important Public Health Guidance
Please note: Any suspected Covid19 tissues/waste should be double bagged and separated from other wastes for 72 hours before bringing this waste to the recycling centres, in line with Public Health Authority (PHA) guidelines.
Users are asked to respect the temporary measures in place and the guidance from staff on-site, at this time. We thank-you for your cooperation.
The council plans to extend the materials that can be deposited at the recycling centres and the number of sites available as and when practicable to do so. Please refer to council’s website, social media platforms, email or telephone for the most up to date information.