Donate your unwanted or left over paint at your local Household Recycling Centre

The Council in partnership with the East Belfast Mission offers a paint re-use scheme at all the Household Recycling Centres. The Re-Paint scheme aims to prevent reusable, leftover paint from going to waste while assisting those in need.

East Belfast Mission uses the paint in refurb projects and also sells directly to the public through the restore charity shops in Lisburn, Belfast, Newtownards, Larne and Antrim. All income generated goes back into the social and community projects at East Belfast Mission.

So if you are clearing out the garage or shed or anywhere else and you have half used tins of paint – they can be put them to good use and help save the environment! 

Please Note: The project can accept most unwanted paint products, although any paint containers marked with an orange hazardous symbol cannot be accepted. 

Donate your unwanted Bicycles at at your local Household Recycling Centre

The Council in partnership with East Belfast Mission and Big Loop Bikes operates a bicycle reuse scheme. This project involves the repair and refurbishment of bicycles.

If you have an unwanted bicycle you would like to donate this can be taken to one of the Council's Household Recycling Centres. So clear out the garage, the shed or wherever those old bikes are hiding and recycle your bicycle!! 

Domestic appliances (white goods) refurbishment and recycling

Certain Domestic appliances delivered to our recycling centres are sent for refurbishment or recycling to Refresh appliances, who are a social enterprise business based in Newtownards. They resell economical and affordable remanufactured white goods to the general public, landlords and charities, while providing essential employment and training for young people. For more information please visit