Recycling Bins and Boxes

Blue Bins (Larne only)

All bins/recycling containers to be presented by 7.30am for collection.
All bins are to have closed lids and no additional side waste will be collected except in exceptional circumstances (adverse weather, vehicle breakdown, road closures).

View Home Recycling Advice Leaflet 

Photograph of a blue wheelie binThis service is only provided for the residents of Larne Area.

Items which can go into the blue bin are as follows:

Paper and Cardboard

Paper icon Cardboard icon

  • Newspaper and Magazines
  • All types of Cardboard e.g. packaging, tissue boxes, toilet/kitchen roll tubes, cereal boxes etc
  • Catalogues
  • Telephone directories
  • Junk mail (remove all plastic)
  • Envelopes (remove plastic window)

Food Tins and Drink Cans

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  • Aluminium and steel cans
  • Large empty tins e.g. biscuit and sweet tins
  • Kitchen foil, tin trays
  • Aerosols (ensure they are empty)

Household Plastic Packaging

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  • Plastic food tubs, trays and containers
  • Plastic bottles (juice / milk)
  • Fruit and veg trays
  • Butter tubs
  • Yoghurt pots
  • Plastic cleaning bottles (e.g. bleach bottles, washing up liquid bottles, spray cleaners, toilet cleaner bottles, floor cleaner bottles)
  • Shampoo / Conditioner bottles
  • Shower gel / Bath cream bottles
  • Face / Body Moisturiser bottles
  • Hand Cream bottles


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  • Juice containers
  • Liquid food cartons
  • Milk cartons
  • Food cartons

(Remember to give all of these a quick rinse)

Mixed Glass (Bottles and Jars)

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[Place items into glass caddy insert]

  • Bottles and jars
  • Brown, green and clear glass – no pyrex items

Please ensure all items for recycling are clean and don’t contain any food or drink residue. Please flatten your cans, cartons, plastic and cardboard to save space in your blue bin.

Items which cannot go into your blue bin include:

  • Plastic bags
  • Nappies
  • Any material which is not plastic

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