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Household Recycling Centres

Household Recycling Centre Opening Times

Household Recycling Centre Site

Opening Times

Contact Phone Number

Ballynahinch, Lisburn Rd

9.00am – 5.00pm

078 1753 1912

Camlough HRC, Quarter Road

Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 3.45pm

0330 137 4540

Castlewellan HRC, Bann Rd

Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 5.00pm

0330 137 4722

Crossmaglen, Newry Road

Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 3.45pm

0330 137 4541

Downpatrick HRC, Flying Horse Road

Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 5.00pm

0330 137 4454

Hilltown HRC, Rostrevor Road

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Saturday (Closed Tuesdays)
9.00am – 3.45pm

0330 137 4542

Kilkeel HRC, Ballymageogh Road

Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 3.45pm

0330 137 4543

Newry HRC, Chapel Road

Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 3.45pm

0330 137 4544

Newtownhamilton HRC, Newry Road

Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 3.45pm

0330 137 4545

Warrenpoint HRC, Upper Dromore Road

Monday – Saturday
9.00am – 3.45pm

0330 137 4546


Guide to visiting our Household Recycling Centres

In our district we currently recycle 46% of our household wastes, by 2030 we have a UK target of 70%. We would ask you to help us achieve this by correct use of your household bins and having your household wastes pre-sorted before entering our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs).

Our HRC staff will be on-site and available to help you recycle correctly.  They will direct you to the correct recycling bay.

General Information for Customers

  • The Council’s HRC sites are for DOMESTIC use only.
  • Customers are limited to one visit per day.
  • Customers are advised to separate items for recycling and to place all items in the correct containers provided on-site. 
  • Items to be disposed and recyclable materials can be transported in a car, single axle trailer or small van.

What can I dispose of at a HRC Site?

Yes, we can receive                                                                                                                    

  • 8 bags of separated recyclable materials, including wood, glass, metal, cardboard/papers, plastics.      
  • 4 fluorescent tubes
  • Small electrical items including hairdryers, toasters, coffee machine
  • 10 litres (maximum) of waste oil / cooking oil / used motor oil (household only)   
  • Batteries                                   
  • Bicycles for reuse
  • Garden/green waste (excluding soil and stones)
  • Construction/DIY materials
    • 25 kgs (maximum) of rubble (no powdered plaster, gypsum products or hazardous wastes)                             
    • 10 litres (maximum) of paint
    • Wooden doors (maximum 8 per household per annum)        
  • Bulky items (maximum 5 items from list below)

Unfortunately, we cannot receive the following items at our HRCs: 

  • Agricultural wastes, including fence batteries                                                                          
  • Boilers, oil or gas tanks 
  • Commercial bagged waste 
  • Commercial electrical equipment or appliances
  • Construction and demolition wastes
  • Large car parts 
  • Tyres
  • Paint/Waste oils from commercial sources
  • Waste in wheeled bins

For more information: 

Please liaise with the HRC site attendant or please contact your local skip hire company.

How do I access a HRC to recycle my domestic waste in a large vehicle over 1.95metre high?

Large vehicles over 1.95metre high can access our HRC sites to recycle domestic waste by booking a slot online (minimum x1 day in advance-see ‘Book Now!’ link below) or via telephone on 0330 137 4047.  

Alternatively, you can avail of our Bulky Collection Service provided by the Council to have up to 5 large items collected from your property for £12.00.  For more details click here 

Make a Large Vehicle Booking for our HRCs

  • Slots must be pre-booked and will be scheduled for a specific date and time at a designated HRC
  • You can book a slot quickly and easily online or telephone 0330 137 4047
  • You will need an email address to receive confirmation of your booking
  • Select a preferred site, date and time and complete the online form
  • You will then receive a booking confirmation.  If you have not received your booking, check your junk mail.
  • ONLINE BOOKING WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM FRIDAY 13 JANUARY (to book Downpatrick, Castlewellan, Kilkeel and Camlough HRCs)

For details on how your information will be used, click here to view our Privacy Notice

Arriving at our HRC for your Large Vehicle Booking 

  • You must bring details of your booking information (on your mobile device or print a copy out) and arrive at your designated site at the allocated day and time
  • You must comply with the site entry conditions (above) 
  • Only the vehicle booked with the described waste, sorted for recycling, will be permitted entry
  • For information on what you can and cannot bring to our HRCs see list on this page. 

We reserve the right to offer an alternative booking day/time slot. 

HRC Site Safety Rules

When using the HRCs, visitors must adhere to the following:

  • Personally dispose of items in the designated skips for recycling, following the advice and direction provided by staff
  • Adhere to 5 mph speed limit and one-way traffic system
  • Not climb into the skips at any time
  • Not remove any items from our sites
  • For their safety, children must remain in the vehicle
  • No non-recyclable commercial waste is accepted
  • Failure to comply to site rules and conditions, may result in you being unable to use the centres.

Our HRC sites have a maximum capacity for each waste receptacle and recyclables. Our sites are serviced regularly to ensure there is maximum capacity for all wastes; however, on occasion capacity levels are reached quickly for certain waste streams.  In the event of this situation occurring customers are advised to use an alternative HRC site or return to their local site once capacity is restored.  

For further information: please contact recycling@nmandd.org or telephone 0330 137 4047

Please respect our staff while they are doing their job.  Verbal abuse or aggressive behaviour towards staff will not be tolerated.