Recycling Bins and Boxes

Kerbie Boxes (Ballymena & Carrickfergus)

Please note: Collection times can vary during and after holiday periods, and may take place earlier or later than usual.

To ensure your bins and recycling boxes are collected please put them out by 7am and leave out until 8pm.

To find out your Bryson kerbside collection day (Ballymena/Carrickfergus), visit the Bryson Recycling website.

Box 1 

  • Cardboard
  • Paper

Box 2 

  • Aerosols
  • Foil
  • Cartons
  • Plastic bottles 
  • Plastic pots, tubs and trays

Box 3 

  • Glass bottles and jars

Bagged separately

  • Textiles

For further details on what you can recycle read the guidance from Bryson Recycling.

Bryson is collecting textiles again.

Please ensure they are clean and dry.

Tie them in a bag and leave them out for collection beside your kerbside boxes.

It doesn’t matter what colour of box you put your recyclables in.

If you only have 1 or 2 boxes please rotate the materials you present each week.

All items must be empty, clean, dry and loose.

Please flatten your cans, cartons, plastics and cardboard to save space in your boxes.

If you have extra recycling you can collect a box from your local Council Household Recycling Centre.

Alternatively, you can use overflow bags.

Only put one type of material in each bag.

Never put glass in overflow bags

If you have difficulty presenting your boxes for collection please contact Waste at: T: 0300 124 5000 (Option 0) or email:

What about black plastic?

You don't have to separate colours of plastic as Bryson can take all colours.

Black plastic trays cannot be recycled at the moment, but they are turned into fuel rather than going to landfill

Need a new box?

Ballymena and Carrick householders requiring new kerbie boxes should contact the Waste Helpdesk on 0300 124 5000 (Option 0) or email:

Council will arrange delivery of the boxes directly to the householder.

What are by Kerbie collection dates?

Collection dates for Ballymena and Carrickfergus can be viewed on our Bin Collections page.

For more information you can contact Bryson Recycling at T: 028 9084 8494 or E: or visit the Bryson Recycling website.