Wheeled Bin Collection Scheme
Lisburn City Council operates a wheeled bin collection scheme. 44,951 homes across the City have been provided with a green bin for collection of a wide range of recyclable materials and an information pack and calendar, highlighting which week the recycling bins would be emptied and which week was landfill collection week. In addition, 40,000 homes have been provided with a brown bin for collection of compostable garden and food waste.
HOW THE WHEELIE BIN SYSTEM WORKS
On the day of collection place your bin at the kerbside/roadside with the handles facing the road. To avoid damage when being emptied the lid of the bin should be closed. Bins should be put out the night before or early in the morning as collections begin at 7.00am.
Bags and boxes left beside the bin will not be collected.
To ensure that your bin is fully emptied please break up bulky items, such as cardboard boxes, before putting them into the correct bin. Any items which get jammed in the bin may result in the bin being only partly emptied.
If your rubbish is not collected and it is our responsibility we will try to collect it within 24 hours. Your bin has an average life of seven to ten years. You are responsible for the replacement of your bin. The Council will only replace the bin if it has been clearly damaged by the refuse collection equipment.
HOLIDAY COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS
Due to the July Holidays the following changes will be made to Household Landfill (blue/black), Mixed Dry Recyclable (green) and Compostable (brown) Bin Collections:-
|Collections Normally Made On||Will be collected on:|
|Friday 12th July 2013||Saturday 6th July 2013|
|Monday 15th July 2013||Saturday 20th July 2013|
All other collections will be as normal.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - REFUSE COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS TO DEAL WITH INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS
Due to recent inclement weather conditions there has been unavoidable disruption to refuse collection provision in areas badly affected by the snow.
All householders that have not had their residual landfill (blue/black) bin collectionby 4pm on Friday 29th March due to the weather conditions should present their bin and up to 2 black bags of additional waste for collection from 7am on Wednesday 3rd April. Catch up will take place on Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th April so please keep you bin out until it has been emptied.
For details on scheduled holiday collections please download a collection calendar at:
Any queries in relation to the above arrangements should be directed to the Central Services Depot, telephone 028 9267 3417.
CIVIC AMENITY SITES
The Councils Civic Amenity Sites at The Cutts, Derriaghy and at Drumlough, Dromara Road, Hillsborough will be open as follows:-
|DATE||OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES|
|Thursday 11th July 2013||Open 8am - 3pm|
|Friday 12th July 2013||Closed|
|Saturday 13th July 2013||Closed|
|Monday 15th July 2013||Open from 8am - 8pm|
PLEASE NOTE - Summer opening hours will commence from Wednesday 3rd April until the end of September.
Last loads are accepted at these sites 10 minutes before closing time.
Please be advised that neither site is open on Sundays
Site users are asked to segregate any waste that can be recycled and place it in the appropriate receptacle. Only non-recyclable materials are permitted in the general waste skips. In order to make a visit to these sites as quick as possible, it is advisable to pre-segregate waste before coming to the facility.
What can go into my recycling bins?
The following information details what materials are suitable for the green and brown bins. If an unsuitable material is placed in a recycling bin it will be brought to the householders notice by a contaminated sticker being placed on the bin. The householder should then remove the unsuitable material and present their bin for collection on their next recycling bin collection day.
The table below shows which materials are suitable for recycling via the green bin and which are not:
|IN GREEN BIN||NOT IN GREEN BIN|
|Magazines||All plastic bags|
|Office paper & brochures||Plastic trays and containers other than bottles|
|Telephone directories||Shredded paper|
|Junk mail/flyers (not envelopes)||Glass|
|All cardboard and card (dry & clean)||Garden waste|
|All cans (dry & clean)||Clothes|
|All plastics bottles (bottle top tightly secured)||Food|
|Hardback books (without cover)||Paper napkins/tissues|
|Aluminium foil & take-away dishes (dry & clean)|
|Tetra packs (waxed cartons)|
Brown Bin Compostable bin
The table below shows which materials are suitable for recycling via the brown bin and which are not:
IN BROWN BIN
|NOT IN BROWN BIN|
|Grass and leaves||Plastic bags|
|Plants and shrubs|
|Twigs and branches (short lengths)|
To view further information regarding Food Waste Recycling please clickhere.