Christmas and New Year Holiday arrangements for HRC's and lifting of bins December 2020.

Household Recycling Centres

The Council’s Household Recycling Centres at The Cutts, Derriaghy; Drumlough, Dromara Road, Hillsborough and Carryduff Recycling Centre will operate as follows.

Date Opening Hours
Thursday 24th December 2020  10.00am to 4.00pm* (Last entry at 3:50pm)
Friday 25th December to Monday 28th December 2020 (inclusive)  Closed
Tuesday 29th December and Wednesday 30th December 2020 10.00am to 5.00pm*(Last entry at 4.50pm)
Thursday 31st December 2020  10.00am to 4.00pm* (Last entry at 3:50pm)
Friday 1st January 2021  Closed
Saturday 2nd January 2021  9.00am to 5.00pm* (Last entry at 4.50pm)

*Last loads are accepted 10 minutes before closing time (3.50pm or 4.50pm depending on day).

Please note that Household Recycling Centres sites do not open on Sundays.  For further information please contact 028 9244 7800.

Kerbside Waste Collections

Normal Collection Date Alternative Collection Date
Friday 25th December 2020  Alternative collection on Saturday 19th December 2020.
Monday 28th December 2020  Collection as normal.
Friday 1st January 2021  Alternative collection on Saturday 2nd January 2021.


Kerbie Box Collection Arrangements

Normal Collection Date  Alternative Collection Date
Friday 25th December 2020  Alternative collection Sunday 27th December 2020
Friday 1st January 2021  Alternative collection on Saturday 2nd January 2021.

Additional Christmas Waste Collection Points

Dedicated council refuse collection vehicles will be parked at three locations on:

  • Saturday 12th December 2020 
  • Saturday 9th January 2021

to enable householders to dispose of additional recycling and household waste, which may accumulate over the festive period. Commercial waste will not be accepted for disposal.


  • Dundonald International Ice Bowl 10am -12pm
  • Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Lisburn 10am – 12pm
  • Maghaberry Community Centre, Maghaberry 1pm – 3pm 

How do I use this service?

Step 1. Separate your waste materials at home, there will be a collection vehicle for recyclables and a collection vehicle for bagged household waste. Glass cannot be accepted.

Step 2. Choose the closest location to your home.

Step 3. Arrive at the site and join the back of the queue as directed by the staff on-site, behind the refuse collection vehicles. You will be asked to show your ID at this stage.

Step 4. When you reach the top of the queue wait until you are called forward by a member of staff.

Step 5. When called forward you may exit your vehicle and will be directed to the correct vehicle to dispose of your recycling or household waste.

 Only one resident should exit each vehicle. A maximum of 6 bags of household waste plus recycling will be accepted.  

** Do not touch the refuse collection vehicles and follow all directions given**

Step 6. Return to your vehicle and leave the site as directed.

Please ensure that you follow social distancing and hygiene recommendations at all times while you are disposing of waste.

This will be a busy service; while we will endeavour to keep traffic flowing, you should expect to wait in a traffic queue.  Please only use this service if you cannot dispose of the waste through your normal kerbside collection service or at a Household Recycling Centre.

Rules to ensure proper use of the service:

  • Anyone using this service must bring ID with proof of address; this service is only for residents of Lisburn Castlereagh.
  • No more than 6 bags of household waste will be accepted from any resident.
  • Additional recycling waste can be brought along with bagged household waste.
  • Recycling waste must not be bagged.
  • Commercial/business waste will not be accepted.
  • If you or anyone in your home is self-isolating or has Covid-19 symptoms, you MUST NOT use the service.
  • To protect our staff they cannot remove any waste from vehicles or assist with placing waste into the refuse collection vehicles.
  • Respect our staff, unacceptable behaviour will not be tolerated, CCTV and/or body cameras will be in operation.

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