Bin Collection Information and Calendar
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council has three different coloured bins for the separate collection of household waste. The blue/green and brown bins are for recycling and the black is for non-recyclable waste.
The Council will collect these coloured bins every fortnight.
To download the calendar that applies to your collection please see below.
If your brown bin is normally collected with your blue bin please click the link below:
If your brown bin is normally collected with your black bin please click the link below:
Former Down Area
If you live in the former Down area more specific information can be obtained by entering your postcode below.
If you live in the Ballyward area and you have a green bin please click the appropriate collection day below.
If your black/green bin is normally collected on a Monday AND your brown bin is collected the same week as your black bin please click here.
If your black/green bin is normally collected on a Monday AND your brown bin is collected the same week as your green bin please click here.
If your black/green bin is normally collected on a Thursday click here.
If your black/green bin is normally collected on a Friday click here.
Holiday Collection Information
To View Waste Management Arrangements for Easter Public Holiday click here
Your Waste Collection Service
Please place your bin at the kerbside no later than 7.30am. Please leave the bin with handles facing the road and the lid closed. We will not collect loose or bagged waste.
Please do not put the following items in any of your wheelie bins:
- Hazardous/Special Waste such as:
- Asbestos material
- Building and construction waste
- Motor oil
- Motor vehicle batteries
- Used paint
- Soil or stones
- Dead animals
What Do I Do If My Bin Has Not Been Collected?
We aim to collect all bins on their scheduled collection day. However, sometimes for various reasons we may miss some (eg parked cars, roadworks, vehicle breakdown or adverse weather).
If this does not explain why your bin was not collected, please contact us. When a delay has occurred we will return to collect your bin on the next available day.
If you note that a number of neighbouring bins have been missed.We will be aware of this and will try to collect your bin on the next available day, Please leave your bin at the kerbside.
Check the list below for some reasons why your bin may not have been collected:
- Did you leave your bin out before 7.30am on its correct collection day?
- During holidays, bin collection days may change - is there a change to your collection day?
- Was your bin lid closed and no other side waste left outside your bin?
- Did you put a non-recyclable item in your recycling bin?
What Do I Do If My Bin Is Damaged?
Refuse crews must report if they damage a bin whilst emptying. If this happens, the Council will replace your bin.
Sometimes bins split or become damaged due to normal wear and tear. In cases like this it is the responsibility of the householder to buy a replacement bin. For health and safety reasons, crews may not lift damaged bins. Buy a Bin.
If you need any further information, please contact:
Waste Department Customer Services Section
Telephone: 0300 013 2233