What can be Recycled

Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council, in partnership with Bryson Recycling, provides a kerbside recycling service to make it easy for you to recycle from home.

  • Ensure all items are clean and dry, and don’t contain any food or drink residue. 
  • Save space by flattening cans, cartons, plastics and cardboard. 
  • Put shredded paper, textiles and batteries in separate bags.
  • Please sort materials between your kerbside boxes or sections of your Wheelie Box as described. 
  • We will leave any items we can’t recycle behind with a Sorry Card explaining why we can’t accept it. 
  • Black & red Boxes
    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    Black Box

    Paper
    Textiles
    Batteries
    Hand Tools
    Paper

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    Newspapers
    Magazines
    Catalogues
    Brochures
    Envelopes
    Greetings cards 
    Shredded paper
    Office paper
    Junk mail

    Textiles

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    (PLEASE BAG)

    Clothes
    Shoes (in pairs)
    Sheets
    Duvet covers
    Pillow cases

    Batteries

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    (PLEASE BAG)

    All household batteries
    Button batteries
    Mobile batteries
    Laptop batteries

    Hand Tools

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    All hand tools
    Hammers
    Chisels
    Saws

    Red Box

    Cardboard
    Glass Bottles and Jars
    Plastics
    Food and Drinks Cans
    Aerosols
    Cartons
    Foil
    Cardboard

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    Corrugated cardboard
    Frozen and dry food boxes
    Cardboard tubes
    Brown paper

    Glass Bottles and Jars

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    All glass bottles and jars

    Plastics

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    All plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays

    Fizzy juice bottles
    Water bottles
    Milk bottles
    Butter tubs
    Fruit cartons
    Yoghurt pots
    Cold meat trays

    Food and Drinks Cans

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    Baked bean tins
    Pet food tins
    Soup tins
    Fizzy drinks cans 
    Beer cans
    Biscuit/sweet tins

    Aerosols

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    Deodorant cans
    Hairspray cans
    Air freshener cans

    Cartons

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    Pure juice cartons
    Milk cartons
    Soup cartons
    Chopped tomato cartons

    Foil

    Kerbside Box Service (Antrim and Newtownabbey)

    Pie and bun cases
    Milk bottle tops
    Takeaway trays

  • Wheelie Box Services
    Wheelie Box Services

    Box 1 (top box)

    Batteries
    Hand Tools
    Paper
    Textiles
    Batteries

    Wheelie Box Services

    (PLEASE BAG)

    All household batteries
    Button batteries
    Mobile batteries
    Laptop batteries

    Hand Tools

    Wheelie Box Services

    All hand tools
    Hammers
    Chisels
    Saws

    Paper

    Wheelie Box Services

    Newspapers
    Magazines
    Catalogues
    Brochures
    Envelopes
    Greetings cards 
    Shredded paper
    Office paper
    Junk mail

    Textiles

    Wheelie Box Services

    (PLEASE BAG)

    Clothes
    Shoes (in pairs)
    Sheets
    Duvet covers
    Pillow cases

    Box 2 (middle box)

    Aerosols
    Cartons
    Foil
    Food and Drinks Cans
    Plastics
    Aerosols

    Wheelie Box Services

    Deodorant cans
    Hairspray cans
    Air freshener cans

    Cartons

    Wheelie Box Services

    Pure juice cartons
    Milk cartons
    Soup cartons
    Chopped tomato cartons

    Foil

    Wheelie Box Services

    Pie and bun cases
    Milk bottle tops
    Takeaway trays

    Food and Drinks Cans

    Wheelie Box Services

    Baked bean tins
    Pet food tins
    Soup tins
    Fizzy drinks cans 
    Beer cans
    Biscuit/sweet tins

    Plastics

    Wheelie Box Services

    All plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays

    Fizzy juice bottles
    Water bottles
    Milk bottles
    Butter tubs
    Fruit cartons
    Yoghurt pots
    Cold meat trays

    Box 3 (bottom box)

    Cardboard
    Glass Bottles and Jars
    Cardboard

    Wheelie Box Services

    Corrugated cardboard
    Frozen and dry food boxes
    Cardboard tubes
    Brown paper

    Glass Bottles and Jars

    Wheelie Box Services

    All glass bottles and jars