What can be Recycled

Belfast City Council, in partnership with Bryson Recycling, provides a kerbside recycling service to make it easy for you to recycle from home.

COVID-19 TEMPORARY COLLECTION MEASURES 

To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus we are introducing temporary collection measures from Monday 6th April 2020 to reduce the direct handling of materials by staff. 

  • Please sort your materials as described. 
  • If materials are not sorted in this way, containers will not be emptied
  • Householders with kerbside boxes - if you only have 1 or 2 boxes please rotate the materials you present each week. For example, the first week put out paper and cardboard in one box and plastics, cans, foil, cartons and aerosols in the other box. The next week put out glass in one box and cardboard in the other depending on your household requirements.
  • While temporary changes are in place it doesn't matter what colour box your put your recyclables in. 
  • Sorry but we can't collect batteries, textiles or hand tools at this time. 
  • Overflow bags will not be accepted. 
  • 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. 
  • Food waste bins will be collected as normal. 

Thank you for your co-operation at this time. 

  • Kerbside Box Services
    Kerbside Box Services

    Option 1

    Paper
    Cardboard
    Paper

    Kerbside Box Services

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

    Cardboard

    Kerbside Box Services

    Corrugated cardboard
    Frozen and dry food boxes
    Cardboard tubes
    Brown paper

    Option 2

    Plastics
    Food and Drinks Cans
    Foil
    Cartons
    Aerosols
    Plastics

    Kerbside 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

    Food and Drinks Cans

    Kerbside Box Services

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

    Foil

    Kerbside Box Services

    Pie and bun cases
    Milk bottle tops
    Takeaway trays

    Cartons

    Kerbside Box Services

    Pure juice cartons
    Milk cartons
    Soup cartons
    Chopped tomato cartons

    Aerosols

    Kerbside Box Services

    Deodorant cans
    Hairspray cans
    Air freshener cans

    Option 3

    Glass Bottles and Jars
    Glass Bottles and Jars

    Kerbside Box Services

    All glass bottles and jars

  • Wheelie Box Services
    Wheelie Box Services

    Box 1 (top box)

    Paper
    Cardboard
    Paper

    Wheelie Box Services

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

    Cardboard

    Wheelie Box Services

    Corrugated cardboard
    Frozen and dry food boxes
    Cardboard tubes
    Brown paper

    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)

    Glass Bottles and Jars
    Glass Bottles and Jars

    Wheelie Box Services

    All glass bottles and jars

  • Communal Recycling Points

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

    Communal Recycling Points

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

    Cardboard

    Communal Recycling Points

    Corrugated cardboard
    Frozen and dry food boxes
    Cardboard tubes
    Brown paper

    Plastics

    Communal Recycling Points

    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

    Communal Recycling Points

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

    Glass Bottles and Jars

    Communal Recycling Points

    All glass bottles and jars

    Aerosols

    Communal Recycling Points

    Deodorant cans
    Hairspray cans
    Air freshener cans

    Cartons

    Communal Recycling Points

    Pure juice cartons
    Milk cartons
    Soup cartons
    Chopped tomato cartons

    Foil

    Communal Recycling Points

    Pie and bun cases
    Milk bottle tops
    Takeaway trays

  • Food Waste Services

    Green bin

    Food
    Food

    Food Waste Services

    Fruit
    Vegetables and peelings
    Dairy products
    Fish
    Meat and bones
    Teabags and coffee grounds
    Left over food