The council’s three Household Recycling Centres are open solely for use by its residents. Access for non-residents is not permitted.

The following materials will be accepted at the Household Recycling Centres:

  • Aerosols
  • Bikes
  • Bulky household items e.g. sofas
  • Cans
  • Car and Household Batteries
  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Cooking oil (Carryduff and The Cutts only)
  • Engine oil (Carryduff and Drumlough only)
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Gas bottles
  • Garden waste (loose)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Household waste (bagged)
  • Large and small domestic appliances
  • Mattresses
  • Paint
  • Paper
  • Plasterboard (Carryduff and The Cutts only)
  • Plastic (bottles, pots, tubs and trays)
  • Rubble
  • Scrap metal
  • Textiles
  • Timber (cut up)
  • TVs and monitors
  • Tyres (Carryduff and Drumlough only)


Our Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) are located at:

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

Opening hours:

April - September                                       

Monday, Wednesday, Friday- 10.00am - 5.00pm*  (Gates close at 4.50pm)        

Tuesday, Thursday - 10.00am - 7.00pm* (Gates close at 6.50pm)

Saturday - 9.00am - 5.00pm* - Gates close at 4.50pm  

Sunday - Closed                

October - March                                         

Monday - Friday - 10.00am** - 5.00pm* - Gates close at 4.50pm  

Saturday - 9.00am** - 5.00pm*  - Gates close at 4.50pm  

Sunday Closed                

*Last entry is 10 minutes before closing time.

For Bank Holidays the opening hours for the Recycling Centres may be vary e.g. Easter, July and Christmas. 

Please check here: and the Council Facebook (/Lisburncastlereagh) and Twitter (@lisburnccc) page for the most up to date information. 

Visiting the HRCs

Step 1. Separate and sort your waste at home by type. This is important, as it will help save you time and allow you to maintain a social distance at all times when at the HRC.

Step 2. Choose the HRC closest to your home and check the opening hours on the website before you leave. It is your responsibility to decide if it is an essential journey to dispose of waste.

Step 3. When you arrive at the HRC follow any traffic signage in place, join the back of the queue of traffic and have your ID and proof of address ready to show when requested.

Step 4. Once you reach the top of the queue follow directions from staff. Dispose of your waste in the containers indicated.

Step 5. Follow the traffic signage and exit the HRC safely.

This will be a busy service; while we will endeavour to keep traffic flowing, you should expect delays in accessing facilities.  Please only visit the Household Recycling Centres if it is essential and you cannot dispose of the waste through your normal kerbside collection service.

Rules to ensure proper use of the Household Recycling Centres
  • Anyone using this service must bring photographic ID with proof of address; this service is only for residents of Lisburn Castlereagh.
  • Waste should be sorted by type at home before you visit.
  • If you or anyone in your home is self-isolating or has Covid-19 symptoms, you MUST NOT use the Household Recycling Centres.
  • To protect our staff they cannot remove any waste from vehicles or assist with placing bags into the waste containers.
  • Respect our staff, we will not tolerate any unacceptable. CCTV and/or body cameras will be in operation.
  • Please be aware of other road users, if sites are busy try to call back at a different times.


I live in a different council area can I use the HRCs in Lisburn Castlereagh?

Only residents of Lisburn Castlereagh can use the HRCs. You must show ID with proof of address to gain entry to the sites. If you do not have proof of address within the council area, you will not be permitted to enter.

I am a key worker can I visit at a different time?

The Household Recycling Centres are open at normal summer hours; we are unable to open the centres at any additional times.

Can I bring a van/trailer?

Residents of Lisburn Castlereagh can visit the Household Recycling Centres with cars, vans and trailers.

Can I bring commercial waste?

Please contact Waste Management 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday TEL: 028 9244 7436 if you wish to bring commercial or business waste to the Household Recycling Centres.

Does my household waste all have to be in black bags?

All household waste should be bagged; other colours of bags will be accepted. Garden waste should be loose.

Recyclable materials, such as cardboard should all be separated and not bagged.

Will staff help me to unload heavy items?

In order to protect the health of our staff and our residents’ social distancing measures must be adhered to. Staff are not permitted to remove any waste from vehicles and will be unable to assist.

If you are bringing a bulky or heavy item for disposal you can bring another member of your household to assist.

Can I bring my landfill bin and tip the contents into a skip or container?

No, you will not be able to tip a bin directly into a skip or container.

I have a blue badge can I get assistance?

Our staff are not permitted to remove any waste from vehicles and will be unable to assist. If you require assistance with your waste you may bring another person from your household, however, only one person should exit each vehicle if possible.

I have a Waste Transfer Note can I use the HRCs?

Customers with a valid Waste Transfer Note will be permitted access to the Household Recycling Centres.

I don’t have access to a vehicle can I walk in to the HRCs?

No, we expect these centres to be busy with many vehicles onsite so to protect the safety of our residents we cannot allow anyone to walk to the facility.

What type of ID do I need to bring?

Photographic ID with proof of address is required. If your photographic ID does not show your address you should also bring a recent utility bill.

Only householders from Lisburn Castlereagh will be allowed to access the HRCs.

I have more questions who can I speak to?

You can contact 028 9244 7300 during office hours or email