Waste reduction initiatives

– Water refill stations
– Reusable nappy scheme
– Home Composting
– Love Food Hate Waste


Water refill stations

Reduce your single use plastic consumption by using our water refill stations at the Civic Headquarters, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn and Lough Moss Leisure Centre.

Get directions to Lagan Valley Island refill station

Get directions to Lough Moss Leisure Centre refill station

Did you know, Northern Ireland uses 145 million single use plastic bottles every year? 340 million plastic bottles a year could be saved if just 1 in 10 people refilled just once a week.

We want to encourage everyone to refill a reusable water bottle and to stop buying single-use plastic bottles. By switching to reusable bottles, we can all help reduce plastic waste!

Find out more about the Refillution campaign.


Reusable nappy scheme

Disposable nappies cannot be recycled they must go into your landfill bin. If you have a small baby in your household nappies will make up a large proportion of your waste.

By swapping to reusable nappies parents in Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council can dramatically reduce the amount of waste they put into landfill bins.

We are now offering parents in Lisburn & Castlereagh the opportunity to try reusable nappies for free for two weeks, as well as offering a £30 refund on the cost of buying reusable nappies (when £50 is spent on reusable nappies, terms and conditions apply).

This scheme is open to one application per household, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

If you have any questions please phone 028 9244 7300 or email: waste.education@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk or check out the FAQs.

Free two week trial

We are working with The Library Group to offer parents a free two week trial. They will provide you with all you need to give reusable nappies a go. This will help you decide if they are right for you.

A representative from The Library Group will contact you to discuss you requirements, explain how the trial works and arrange a date and time for the nappy pack to be delivered to your home and collected after the trial period ends.

To participate in the trial complete the application form and email it to: wasteeducation@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk or phone 028 9244 7800.

Refund scheme

If you decide to use reusable nappies, you can apply for a £30 refund. You must spend £50 or more on reusable nappies, excluding accessories. Parents can buy them from any retailer of their choice, including those online.

To claim your refund you need to complete the application form and return along with your original receipt(s).

Terms and Conditions

  • The child must be a permanent resident within the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.
  • The nappy trial period lasts two weeks and nappies must be returned at the end of the trial.
  • If taking part in the trial, a representative from The Library Group will contact you to arrange your trial.
  • Applicants must spend at least £50 on washable nappies to be eligible for cash back.
  • Cash back cannot be paid without the original, itemised receipt(s) which include date of purchase.
  • The nappies must have been bought within 6 months of making the refund application.
  • Participation in the nappy trial and refund scheme is considered to be a ‘one off’ and does not constitute any commitment to future support.
  • Nappy trials and refunds will be arranged on a first come first serve basis.
  • Only one nappy trial and one refund application per household.
  • The council may ask you to provide feedback and complete a feedback questionnaire.
  • The schemes are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Home composting

Home composting saves waste and money and gives you a FREE supply of compost to keep your garden BLOOMING year after year.

Home compost is easy to make and provides one of the best quality soil conditioners that you can put on your garden! It's a great way to make use of your garden and kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable peelings.

The council is pleased to be able to offer a compost bin to residents.

To order a home composter please phone 028 9244 7300 or email: recycling@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk


Love Food Hate Waste

For hints, tips and recipes on how to make the best of the food that we buy and save up to £60 a month, visit lovefoodhatewaste.com

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