Bins and Recycling

Bins and Recycling

Photograph of a bin lorry

Please ensure you have your bin out for collection by 7.30am.

The below information relates to Waste Services which includes bins and kerbside box collections, Household Recycling Centres, Bring Centres, street cleansing and toilets.

If your bin collections did not happen visit our Service Disruption page.

Christmas Black/Blue/Brown Bin Collections 

23 December Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne - Normal Collection

26 December Ballymena and Larne Normal Collection - Carrickfergus will have an alternate collection on 24 December

2 January 2023 Ballymena, Larne and Carrickfergus - Normal Collection

Christmas Kerbside Boxes Collections

23 December Ballymena and Carrickfergus - Normal Collection

26 December Ballymena and Carrickfergus - Alternate collection on 24 December

2 January 2023 Ballymena and Carrickfergus - Normal Collection

Bins and Recycling Quicklinks

Link on the links below to access relevant information.
Please also note additional links are in the menu to the left.

Bins and Recycling Boxes
Bin Collection Dates

Bin presentation

Food Waste
Bins and Recycling FAQs
Household Recycling Centres

General Waste Enquiries

Chat Live with our waste helpdesk team by pressing at the bottom of the page.

Submit a Request (24/7)

e.g. New bin, bulky lifts...

Council Direct

Bulky Lift request
Missed Bin Collection
Order new bin
Request help with your bin collection
Trade Waste - Request for Service
Toilets – Request for information


You can report an incident to us through the following links:

Report street cleansing/ litter Issues
Report Noise/ Pollution/ Fly Tipping

We are a member of Arc21, the umbrella waste management group made up of the six councils in the east of Northern Ireland.

Arc21 works on behalf of its member councils to guide, support and help us meet our legal requirements and drive forward innovative waste management programmes including the development of modern infrastructure to tackle the 15 million black bins worth of non-recyclable waste produced by households in the Arc21 region every year.

For more information on Arc21 please visit the Arc21 website.