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Recycling box scheme

Households on our recycling box scheme should have:

  • black and red recycling boxes
  • a green food waste bin
  • a brown food waste caddy, food waste bags and a red tag to request more bags
  • a general waste bin.

The general waste bin is collected fortnightly and the recycling and food waste are collected weekly. 

Some apartments also have a food waste collection and recycling facilities. 

What can I recycle?

Black recycling box

  • paper
  • plastic bottles
  • plastic pots, tubs and trays
  • food and drinks cans
  • aerosols
  • aluminium foil (in a separate bag)
  • cartons

Red recycling box

  • cardboard
  • glass bottles and jars
  • textiles (in a separate bag)
  • batteries (in a separate bag)
  • hand tools

If you have extra materials for recycling please put them in bags. Only put one type of material in each bag, and don't put glass in bags.

If you need extra or replacement recycling boxes please call us on 0800 032 8100.

Food waste caddy

You can recycle all raw and cooked food waste, but no liquids.

  • cheese
  • meat and fish
  • raw and cooked fruit and vegetables
  • bread, cakes and pastries
  • rice, beans and pasta
  • teabags
  • coffee grounds
  • potato and vegetable peelings
  • any other leftover food

You'll get food waste bags to line your caddy. When the bag is full, tie it, and put it in your food waste bin.

Food waste bin

  • tied food waste bags
  • flowers
  • takeaway pizza boxes

If you need more food waste bags:

  • fix your red tag to your food waste bin on collection day,
  • collect from your local recycling centre, or
  • call us on 0800 032 8100.

Please leave your recycling boxes and food waste bin at the front of your property by 7am on your collection day.

Apartments

Depending on the storage available at the apartment complex there maybe box stands, wheelie boxes or separate facilities for recycling.

Box stands

  • Shared recycling facilities – multiple boxes on a permanent stand (collected weekly)
  • Shared brown bin for food waste (collected weekly)
  • Individual food waste caddy and caddy liner bags
  • Fortnightly general waste collections

Wheelie boxes

  • Shared recycling boxes on a 3 box trolley (collected weekly)
  • Shared brown bin for food waste (collected weekly)
  • Individual food waste caddy and caddy liner bags
  • Fortnightly general waste collection

Individual facilities

  • Recycling boxes for individual apartments (collected weekly)
  • Green food waste bin (collected weekly)
  • Brown food waste caddy and caddy liner bags
  • Red tag to request more bags

If your apartment building does not have a recycling collection, contact us to arrange a site visit by a member of staff.


Contact us
Waste management
0800 032 8100
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP