A Yellow Weather Warning for snow and ice is in place for Northern Ireland until midday on Monday 11 December 2017 and the Ice warning continuing until 11:00 on Tuesday 12 December 2017.

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Bins and Recycling

Bin Collection Dates

Christmas Bin Collections

25th December

No collections. Alternative collections will take place on Saturday 23rd December.

26th December

Carrickfergus: no black and brown bin collections. Alternative collections will take place on Saturday 30th December.

Larne: no black or blue collections. Alternative collections will take place on Saturday 23rd December.

Ballymena: normal collections for black, brown and blue bins BUT there will be no red and black kerbside box collections. Please leave out your recyclables on the next collection day. You can put extra recyclables in a bag beside your kerbie (only one material per bag, please do not put glass in bags).

1st January

Carrickfergus: no black and brown bin collections. Alternative collections will take place on Saturday 6th January.

Ballymena and Larne: no black, brown bin collections AND no red and black kerbside box collections. Alternative collections will take place on Saturday 30th December.

Can you please include in the ‘Latest News’ section on the MEA BC website homepage and keep to the top over the Christmas Season?

Check your bin kerbside collection dates by selecting your area and street name from the options below: