Following a recent decision on new kerbside waste collection services, Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council has confirmed they will consult and widen engagement with stakeholders.

In January 2023, Council approved a proposal to implement changes to kerbside waste collection. The new arrangements are designed to create a standard approach to the collection of waste across the Council area, making it easier for residents to understand and engage in recycling and helping to meet ambitious recycling targets.

Under new arrangements, all LCCC households will have their overall waste capacity increased using three bins; blue for recycling including glass (360l), brown for organic waste (240l) and black for other mixed waste (180l). This will also see an end to the recycling wheelie boxes for those using them.

Following representation from a small number of stakeholders, Council has decided to conduct a twelve week consultation and equality impact assessment in advance of any implementation.

Council is committed to listening to all issues raised by stakeholders and residents. Promotion of positive recycling behaviour will continue with information and education programmes encouraging people to recycle.

As always, the Council has the best interests of residents in mind and will continue to give careful consideration to the views of others. Environmental sustainability is a key priority and the Council encourages everyone to engage in the upcoming consultation opportunities. Details will be confirmed in due course.

For more information please see: FAQs - Kerbside Waste Collection Services