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Household Recycling Centres

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

Where Is Your Local Household Recycling Centre (HRC)?

Ballykine HRC, Ballynahinch. Telephone 07817531912

Bann Road HRC, Castlewellan. Telephone: 028 4377 2891

Camlough HRC, Quarter Road, Camlough. Telephone: 028 3083 7352

Downpatrick HRC, Flying Horse Road, Downpatrick. Telephone: 079 7015 1266 (Temporary Number)

Crossmaglen, Newry Road, Crossmaglen. Telephone: 028 3086 0777

Hilltown HRC, Rostrevor Road, Hilltown. Telephone: 028 4063 8408

Kilkeel HRC, Ballymageogh Road, Kilkeel. Telephone: 028 4176 9485

Newry HRC, Chapel Road, Newry. Telephone: 028 3083 3699

Newtownhamilton HRC, Newry Road, Newtownhamilton. Telephone: 028 3087 8014

Warrenpoint HRC, Upper Dromore Road, Warrenpoint. Telephone: 028 4175 2952

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: 0300 013 2233
Email: info@nmandd.org