Household Recycling Centres

Exemptions - Waste Carriers Licence

Image of a commerical waste collection bag

Commercial waste

Council does not accept commercial waste on-site to ensure compliance with waste regulations and to improve traffic flow and access to containers for householders.

Demolition and construction (industrial) waste and agricultural waste will not be accepted on-site.

Under The Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 you are required to register as a waste carrier if you transport controlled waste as part of your business or for profit.


Commercial waste exemptions include cardboard, green waste carried from domestic properties, old for new items, charity and landlord (carrying from domestic).

Lower Tier


Commercial Cardboard

Upper Tier

Commercial / Garden Waste

Old for New


Limiting commercial waste to the above improves traffic flow on-site and allows attendants time to engage with householders, offer advice and assistance, increase recycling and reduce landfill tonnages.