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Magherafelt recycling centre to close for one week prior to £1.7m refurbishment

Magherafelt Recycling Centre will close for one week from Monday 25 April – Monday 2 May, to allow new temporary recycling facilities to be created on the site during its £1.7M refurbishment.

The temporary recycling facilities will re-open from Tuesday 3 May where residents will be able to deposit a limited range of materials including:

  • Black bag (residual) waste
  • Blue bin (recyclable) waste
  • Garden waste (small quantities)
  • Timber/wood
  • Scrap metal
  • Domestic electrical appliances including televisions
  • Paint
  • Batteries

Residents will not be able to dispose of:

  • hardcore/rubble/soil
  • bulky/hard plastics and plastic films
  • waste oils
  • plasterboard
  • flat glass
  • Any of these items or other large quantities of materials should be taken to Cookstown Recycling Centre instead.

While the temporary facilities will be open for normal summer hours, there will be occasions when access will be restricted during the course of the day for short periods to allow containers to be emptied.

The extensive investment at the recycling centre and waste transfer station will transform the facilities, enhancing the customer’s experience and increasing both the quantity and quality of recyclable materials collected on the site which is anticipated to divert around 2,000 tonnes of additional recyclable material from landfill.

Please note that the last admission to recycling centres is 10 minutes before closing time.

Please sort your recyclables before you visit. Disposal of recyclable items in the waste skips is no longer acceptable.

Day Opening Hours
Monday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am – 7.30pm

If you are unsure about what can and cannot be recycled please ask. A member of staff will provide advice on which container to use. A wide range of materials can be recycled including:

What’s accepted:

  • Mixed glass bottles and jars
  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Mixed cans
  • Hard plastics
  • Plastic wrap
  • Green Waste
  • Wood
  • Large domestic appliance
  • Small domestic appliance
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • TVs and Monitors
  • Fridges and Freezers
  • Scrap Metal
  • Mixed textiles and clothes
  • Automotive batteries
  • Household batteries
  • Cooking oil
  • Household plastic packaging
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Engine oil
  • Rubble/hardcore
  • Plasterboard
  • Paint
  • Flat Glass
  • Aerosols

Recycling centre address:

Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt BT45 6EN (adjacent to Council Offices)

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