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Bins and box collections

Bin collections in difficult to access streets

  • Street access in Belfast

    Sometimes it is difficult for us to collect bins and boxes when parked cars or other vehicles block our access to streets. 

    We are working with the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) on 'Difficult to Access Streets'. This is a campaign designed to confront parking problems that stop us from providing efficient bin collection services in Belfast. 

  • Difficult to Access Streets campaign

    Difficult to Access Streets is a phased campaign that includes:

    • educational outreach to inform residents about the impact of their parking habits.
    • advice notices to encourage compliance with parking laws.
    • fixed penalty notices and enforcement to make sure our streets are clear for bin collection vehicles.

    Our campaign with DfI and the PSNI will run for 18 months in certain Belfast streets. The campaign will remind residents and drivers of parked vehicles about parking laws. 

    We are taking action against illegal and inappropriate parking that prevents our waste collection vehicles doing their job. 

  • Belfast streets where our campaign will focus

    We checked data that showed the streets where our vehicles have ongoing access issues. Based on this data, for the campaign we selected streets in:

    • Stranmillis Road area
    • Donegall Road and Village area
    • Cregagh Road and Loopland area
    • Lower Ormeau area and Park Road area
    • Iveagh area (Broadway)

    During the campaign, we will contact residents in these areas by post, use social media posts and place advice notices on vehicle windscreens.

  • Parking enforcement

    For information on enforcement of parking restrictions, go to Parking enforcement (link opens in new window). 

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