Getting the most out of your local Household Recycling Centre

You local council has a number of Household Recycling Centres (HRCs). Most can recycle paper, glass and plastics (just like your kerbside service) but you can take much more than that to your local HRC...

This campaign is supported by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

Neil from Belfast City Council wants you to S.O.R.T before you head to the HRC

♻️ Sort your items at home into the different recycling types.

♻️ Organise items in your car to speed things up at the HRC.

♻️ Recycle your items in the correct containers. You can no longer use the general waste/landfill skips. All waste must be separated.

♻️ Talk to the Recycling Operatives (like Neil ?) if you have any questions about recycling.

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Find Your Local Household Recycling Centre

Wherever you live in Northern Ireland there will be a council Household Recycling Centre near you. Find yours on our map.

What Can You Take to the Local HRC?

Far more household objects than you might have imagined can find a new lease of life at a Household Recycling Centre. Take a look at some of our articles below:

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    Recycling Beyond the Kerb

    By now, you’re used to keeping different bins in your house for different kerbside collections. Recycling - TICK, food waste - TICK. And you’re familiar with the rules of what you can and can’t throw into each of the colourful containers. But what about the rest of your rubbish..

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    5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Recycle

    Old paint in the shed? Holding on to a VCR (remember those?) or an ancient hairdryer? You can take those to the HRC - check out what else you can recycle in the HRC.

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    Decluttering made simple

    A little effort can go a long way to decluttering your house and your life. At MyNI we're big fans of the SORT method - Separate, Organise, Recycle, Transport to your local HRC...

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    "One man's trash is another man's treasure"

    Household Recycling Centres are a fantastic way of collecting and recycling valuable waste that would otherwise have been dumped in landfill for hundreds of years.

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    New Home? 7 Tips for Starting Out Right

    Making plans to reduce and recycle as you move in to your new home might seem like adding a task your already-too-long to-do list… But in actual fact your local HRC can help simplify your move.

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    Improve your student life by... recycling!

    Bet you never thought that recycling could help improve your student life! Read on to find out how...

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    Downsizing? 5 Essentials for an Easier Move

    Kids flown the nest? Or just want to free up some funds? Getting organised early and de-cluttering before you move is the best way to lay the groundwork for an easy fresh start...

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    Not sure what goes in what bin?

    With so many different bins for different things it can be confusing to know what goes where. Relax. There's a couple of apps for that.

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    Clear Home, Clear Mind

    New-Year-New-You doesn’t need to be all diet and exercise. Decluttering your home is a great way begin feeling good this year. Starting is the hardest part, so here are 8 tips for getting sorted and feeling good in 2019...

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    Things Around the Home You Didn't Know You Can Recycle

    A survey from Recycle Now looked at why people recycle and what areas of the home we need to get better at recycling in.

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    Mr Northern Ireland: "Recycling Is About Taking Pride In The Work Our Councils Do!"

    Mr. Northern Ireland aka Ballymena’s Paul Pritchard tells us why recycling is all part of taking pride in your local area.

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    Recycling Symbols - What do they all mean?

    Labels and recycling symbols appear on many different items. They are there to help us identify how different types of packaging can be recycled. Here is a quick guide from Recycle Now on the most common labels and symbols.

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What does your local council collect and recycle...

Enter your postcode and find out more about your local recycling.