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Household Recycling Centres

COVID-19 Update 27.03.2020: Important Public Notice- Immediate Closure of All Household Recycling Centres   

Our Household Recycling Centres across the district will be closing from 5pm this evening (Friday 27 March) until further notice.
This decision will free up resources needed to maintain domestic refuse collection services and help ensure compliance with government social distancing guidance. Please store your recyclable items at home until we re-open. Fly-tipping outside Household Recycling Centres is prohibited and CCTV remains in operation.
If you have any queries, please contact us at recycling@nmandd.org and we will endeavour to respond to you as quickly as we can. Please also monitor the Council’s website and social media channels to be kept informed of further updates regarding the provision of services.

There are 10 Household Recycling Centres located throughout the district.

Presort your waste. Centre users must sort their waste for recycling. Users will not be allowed to dispose of recyclable waste in the general waste stream. For more information on why you must presort your waste please click here

For your local household recycling centre Christmas and New Year opening hours click here.

Where Is Your Local Household Recycling Centre (HRC)

Ballykine HRC, Ballynahinch. Telephone: 078 1753 1912

Bann Road HRC, Castlewellan. Telephone: 0330 137 4722

Camlough HRC, Quarter Road, Camlough. Telephone: 0330 137 4540

Downpatrick HRC, Flying Horse Road, Downpatrick. Telephone: 0330 137 4454

Crossmaglen, Newry Road, Crossmaglen. Telephone: 0330 137 4541

Hilltown HRC, Rostrevor Road, Hilltown. Telephone: 0330 137 4542

Kilkeel HRC, Ballymageogh Road, Kilkeel. Telephone: 0330 137 4543

Newry HRC, Chapel Road, Newry. Telephone: 0330 137 4544

Newtownhamilton HRC, Newry Road, Newtownhamilton. Telephone: 0330 137 4545

Warrenpoint HRC, Upper Dromore Road, Warrenpoint. Telephone: 0330 137 4546

Opening Times (Please allow sufficient time for disposal)

HRC Day Summer (1 April - 30 September) Winter (1 October  - 31 March)
Monday – Friday 9.00am - 5.45pm 9.00am - 4.45pm
Saturday 9.00am - 4.45pm 9.00am - 4.45pm
Sunday Closed Closed
Hilltown Monday 10.00am - 5.45pm 10.00am - 4.45pm
Wednesday - Friday 10.00am - 5.45pm 10.00am - 4.45pm
Saturday 10.00am - 4.45pm 10.00am - 4.45pm
Tuesday & Sunday Closed Closed

Late Opening: Summer Hours (1 April – 30 September)

Camlough Wednesday 9.00am - 6.45pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 6.45pm
Thursday 9.00am - 6.45pm

Opening Times- Ballynahinch, Castlewellan and Downpatrick HRC's. 

Day 1 October - 31 March 1 April - 30 September
Saturday 8.00am - 4.45pm 8.00am - 4.45pm
Sunday 12.00pm - 3.45pm 12.00pm - 3.45pm
Monday 8.00am - 4.45pm 8.00am - 6.45pm
Tuesday 8.00am - 4.45pm 8.00am - 6.45pm
Wednesday 8.00am - 4.45pm 8.00am - 6.45pm
Thursday 8.00am - 4.45pm 8.00am - 6.45pm
Friday 8.00am - 4.45pm 8.00am - 6.45pm

What Can I Recycle At My Local HRC?

Our staff may inspect your waste and ask you about its origin. They will also encourage you to recycle where possible. Please respect this as part of their role, failure to follow instruction may result in you being refused access to the facility.

Householders with car, small van / small trailer loads of fully sorted household waste for recycling will have free access to all sites. Please be aware height restrictive barriers to the height of 1.95m are in use at some sites.

Household waste is typically:

  • The waste that you would normally put into your wheelie bin at home.
  • Green waste from your garden. Please ensure branches are cut into suitable lengths.
  • Items you would take with you when you move house. For example, you would not take the kitchen cabinets, doors, bathroom suites, etc. with you when you move house.

Site users must pre-sort their waste for recycling. Users will not be allowed to dispose of recyclable waste in the general waste stream. Please ensure material is flattened and broken down to allow maximum capacity of containers.

Large household items eg furniture is accepted - 3 items per day.

For health and safety reasons wheelie bins will not be permitted at the centre.

The following materials can be recycled at the HRC’s:

General Materials

General Materials

Electrical Goods

Electrical Goods

Car Materials

Car Materials

Restricted Materials*

Restricted Materials

Restricted Amounts**

Restricted Amounts

*Only available at specific sites:

  • Plasterboard recycling only available at Kilkeel HRC and charges apply. (Maximum 6 sheets)
  • Household paint is only allowed at Kilkeel, Camlough, Newry, Warrenpoint, Castlewellan and Ballynahinch HRCs.
  • Tyres are only allowed at Kilkeel and Camlough HRCs. (Charges will apply)

**Limited amounts allowed per visit per day

  • Cooking and engine oil restricted to 25 litres per visit per day
  • Household paint restricted to 10 litres per visit per day. ( Where possible customers are asked to decant all paint into one tin and leave empty paint tins open to dry so that they may be recycled in the appropriate container.) 
  • Gas bottles/ tanks: We do not accept gas bottles/ tanks these should be taken to an approved gas appliance dealer.

The Council will accept commercial waste at the Kilkeel and Camlough sites ONLY. A charge will apply.

Car Boot £6.10
Car Full £28.30
Small van up to 1.5 GVW £28.30
Small trailer up to 2 x 1.5 1.5 m £28.30 (Council reserves the right to refuse admission over 1 tonne)
Large van assumed weight 0.84 tonne £85.85
Large trailer ie horsebox/silage trailer £85.85
Commercial recyclable waste FREE (must be existing customer of trade waste collection)
Note: Collection charges are VAT exempt.

Council will not accept commercial waste at any other site. Commercial customers must sort their waste for recycling and pay before disposal. Commercial customers will be refused disposal of paint, electrical items and construction and demolition waste. Users will not be allowed to dispose of recyclable waste in the general waste stream.  A maximum of six bags of fully sorted recyclable waste can be disposed daily.

Please note: a permit system will soon be introduced for the disposal of wastes from certain vehicles.

Contact Details

If you need any further information, please contact:

Waste Department Customer Services Section
Telephone: 0330 137 4047
Email: info@nmandd.org