Recycling Bins and Boxes

Kerbie Boxes (Ballymena & Carrickfergus)

View temporary arrangements here

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 7.30am and leave out until 8pm.

Photograph of red and black kerbie recycling boxes

Red Kerbie

Black Kerbie


Paper and card (remove envelope window)

Glass Bottles and Jars

Hand tools (e.g. hammers, chisels and saws)

Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays 

Bagged mixed textiles and clothes (shoes (in pairs),
sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases)

Food and drinks cans (including biscuit and sweet tins)

Batteries (all household, button, mobile phone and laptop batteries)

Aerosols (e.g. deodorant and hairspray cans)

Foil (foil trays, cases and tin foil)

Cartons (all food and drink cartons)


Items not collected:

  • Car batteries
  • Power tools
  • Plastic bags, films, wrappings or toys
  • Broken glass
  • Curtains, towels, duvets or pillows.

*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 boxes.

By collecting your recycling separately we can ensure it is of a quality standard that can be recycled locally. This is better for the environment, the economy and creates local jobs.

Option 1 - Cardboard and Paper

Option 2 - Aerosols, cartons, foil, metal cans and plastics

Option 3 - Glass bottles and jars

Textiles will now be collected in overflow bags placed alongside your kerbie boxes.

If you do not have enough capacity in your kerbie box, we are now accepting overflow bags, provided it is one material type in each bag.

To reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus we are introducing temporary collection measures from Monday 28 June 2021 to reduce the direct handling of materials by staff.

• Please separate your items for recycling as described.
• Leave your boxes at the kerbside by 7am on your collection day.
• 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.
• We accept a wide range of plastic packaging.

YES – Plastic bottles, pots, tubs and trays. NO – Plastic bags or films.

Put textiles in a bag to keep them clean and dry.

YES – Clothes, shoes (in pairs), sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases.

NO – Curtains, towels, duvets or pillows.

If you have extra recycling you can collect a box from your local HRC (Carrickfergus or Ballymena). You are not required to order these in advance; however, we suggest you check our website for opening times/site access/booking arrangements. 

Please note the availability of new boxes may be limited at peak times. 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.

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?

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What are by Kerbie collection dates?

Collection dates for Ballymena and Carrickfergus

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