Waste and Recycling
♻️ UPDATE – RECYCLING CENTRES ♻️
❄️ Winter opening hours come into force at our recycling centres from Monday 26th October.
♻️Pennyburn and Strathfoyle recycling centres will be open from 1-5pm on Sundays for people to dispose of waste. Glendermott Road Recycling Centre is also open by appointment only. See below for booking info.
♻️Access to Glendermott Road Recycling Centre is between 6-8pm Mon-Fri & 1-5pm Sunday. No vans or trailers allowed. Call 02871376590 the day before to book a slot (lines open 9-5 Mon-Fri). See site opening hours at recycling centres .
♻️ Vans are permitted access to Pennyburn, Strathfoyle and Claudy recycling centres ONLY between 8- 9am. Van access to Strahans Road recycling centre is between 10-11am Mon-Sat.
No large vans are allowed entry to site outside of these times. This includes large vans that have been modified and fitted with seats.The only exception is that of wheelchair accessible vehicles.
There is a select list of small vans that are permitted to site at any time. If your van is not on the list, you will have access at the set times i.e. 8-9 or 10-11 (Strahans Rd)
♻️Temporary waste disposal facilities are in place at Spamount Playing Fields, Castlederg to assist people in the area to dispose of additional waste during the current COVID-19 pandemic on a weekly basis as Killen Recycling Centre remains closed. Click here for further info.
✅ Cars with small trailers are accepted at all of our Household Recycling Centre sites except Glendermott Road.
👉Eglinton Recycling Centre continues to be closed to the public under review.
For opening times 👉 Go to our recycling centres page
✅Restrictions and controls are in place at sites to help people stay safe
✅Social distancing is required and the public are asked to dispose of their own waste
✅Queuing systems are in place
✅Where possible p
lease use our bulky waste collection service to dispose of large items rather than attending centres at this time. Book online at www.derrystrabane.com/bulkywaste
❌Large vans, trailers or commercial waste only accepted at certain sites during allocated times . Small vans will be permitted entry.
❌People who are self-isolating or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms must not enter recycling centres
❌Please do not visit your local recycling centre unless your journey is absolutely essential
❌Abusive behaviour to staff will not be tolerated
☎️ For any waste related queries call 02871374107
♻️Bin Collection Services♻️
Our refuse collection service continues to remain operational
and the public are encouraged to continue to use their scheduled bin system using all of the bins provided. Council is in the process of rolling its final phase of the Brown Bin Scheme for garden/green waste. Further details on this scheme including the areas covered can be found at www.derrystrabane.com/greenwaste
We are appealing for the public to be patient and work with our staff as they continue to provide essential services in a challenging environment.
· Please leave your bins out for collection at 7am to allow crews to get around all households
· Please do not leave out black bags - Council cannot collect additional black bags left beside bins, please use the blue, black and brown bins provided appropriately, making sure to separate waste as usual according to recycling guidelines and dispose of waste responsibly.
· Please do not put additional pressure on Council waste services resources and staff during this emergency period.
To assist us limit the spread of the virus, we would encourage the public to;
✅ Clean the lids and handles of bins before and after collection.
✅Dispose of tissues and disposable cleaning wipes separately placing them in TWO plastic bags, tying and storing inside for 3 days before putting in the external black bin.
✅Place all food waste in compostable bags and ensure that they are tied before putting in your BROWN BIN.
✅Bring bins out either the night before their scheduled collection day or before 7am on collection day.
✅Park considerately so lorries can access streets to service bins.
If you have any specific queries relating to waste please contact our Service line at 028 71 374107.
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