Balloo Recycling Centre

Household Recycling Centres across Ards and North Down are now closed until further notice.

Updated 24.03.20, 12.30pm

Please note that from March 2019, walk-ins are NOT permitted at any of the HRCs with the exception of Holywood HRC (via separate pedestrian access gate). This is for health and safety reasons. Thank you for your understanding. 


Balloo Avenue, Bangor, BT19 7QY

What you can recycle

Garden waste, wood and timber, scrap metal, fridges and freezers, large appliances, small appliances, TVs and monitors, portable batteries, car batteries, used engine oil, cooking oil, fluorescent tubes, paint, paint reuse, mixed glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, mixed paper, food and drink cans, ink cartridges, textiles, books, gas bottles, reuse container, plasterboard, rubble, carpet, mattresses and cardboard. If disposing of an old oil tank, please note that it must be drained and cut in half before bringing to the HRC.

From 15 January 2018 householders will be required to have an access permit to use the Borough's household recycling centres (HRCs) in a van or large trailer (larger than single axle).  Full details here

Opening hours

Days Hours
Weekdays 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 5:00pm

The last site user is admitted ten minutes before closing time.

For health and safety reasons, there may be times when these facilities will close temporarily to service skips. Check website or recycling centre signage for details.