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Belfast recycling centres to reopen

Date: 15 May 2020


Belfast recycling centres to reopen

Household recycling centres in Belfast are to reopen to the public from Monday 18 May.

Household recycling centres in Belfast are to reopen to the public from Monday 18 May.

Temporary arrangements will be in place in order to protect the health and safety of staff and members of the public, and to facilitate social distancing in line with the current public health advice.

Recycling centres will be open six days per week, operating Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and closed on Sunday.

Members of the public will be asked to provide proof of address as the sites will only be open to people living in the Belfast City Council area.

Residents are advised to expect significant queues and delays, so we are asking residents to consider if their visit is absolutely essential. We are appealing for residents’ cooperation with the temporary arrangements and thank them for their patience at this time.

Until further notice, recycling centres will only be able to accept:

  • Bagged general waste/non-recyclable waste/black bag waste
  • Garden waste (grass, hedge trimmings – no garden furniture or machinery)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Cardboard

Vans or trailers will not be permitted access and the number of vehicles on site at any one time will be restricted.

Members of the public will be responsible for unloading their own waste to maintain social distancing from staff.

Any member of the public who is self-isolating or has symptoms of Covid19 should not visit a recycling centre.

Civic amenity sites at Agnes Street, Cregagh Road and Springfield Road remain closed.

For more information, visit the Council website belfastcity.gov.uk/covid19

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