In Northern Ireland we recycle over 50% of our household waste each year.
We have made great strides in the amount of household waste recycled, increasing the percentage from 30% in 2008/09 to over 50% in 2018/19. But there is still more that we can do.
From information on food waste recycling to understanding what can and can’t be recycled in your area, we have you covered.
Figures based on the Northern Ireland local authority collected municipal waste management statistics time series dataset https://datavis.nisra.gov.uk/daera/northern-ireland-waste-management-statistics.html#key-indicators
Unsure what items to put in your home recycling or where to recycle a specific item?
The Recycling Locator tells you everything you need to know to ensure that you are never left wondering what bin to put your recyclable items into or where to take items that aren’t collected during normal household collections.
Recycling at home
Most of us are very good at recycling at home, but could you be doing more? Check out these blogs for some inspiration on how to take your recycling game to the next level.
Household Recycling Centres
Many items that you cannot put in your recycling bins or kerbside boxes can still be recycled at your local Household Recycling Centre.
Read the blogs below for information on how to make the most of the local recycling resources available to you.
Visit local councils in Northern Ireland to find out more about the recycling services and facilities in your area.
More useful links
- Waste – DAERA – learn more about waste strategy, regulations and legislation in Northern Ireland.
- Waste and Recycling – NIDirect – information on waste, recycling, bin collection, and disposal of unusual or hazardous waste in Northern Ireland.
- Recycle Now – all you need to know about recycling in your local area.
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