Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has implemented a one brown bin per household policy. Households can request that additional brown bins for excess garden waste continue to be collected, however this service is now chargeable.

Your brown bin should be primarily used for food waste and garden waste. Food waste is not permitted in landfill bins. Additional garden waste can be recycled free of charge at your nearest Household Recycling Centre which are located at:

  • The Cutts, Derriaghy, BT17 9HN
  • Drumlough, Dromara Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6QA
  • Carryduff, 8 Comber Road, BT8 8AN

Alternatively Home composters are available from the Council for £10*

The collection period for the additional garden waste bin is from 1st April to 31st  March and renewed annually each financial year. A £50 charge per annum or part thereof will apply for each additional bin. If you need an additional bin supplied, a cost of £25 will apply. 

Additional brown bins which do not display a Paid collection bin sticker will not be collected.

If you wish to apply for an additional brown bin collection or continue your existing service, please complete the application form here

Application forms can be posted to you on request.

For more information phone 028 9244 7780 or email:                          

Invasive Species

Weeds are accepted in your brown bin but invasive species such as Japanese Knotweed and Giant Hogweed are not permitted by law. 

For Invasive species you must not:

  • Put any part of it in your green garden waste bin, black wheelie bin or compost bin
  • Take it to a tip, recycling centre or waste transfer station
  • Dump or fly-tip cuttings

Get information about how to control and dispose of invasive species on the link below: