Holywood 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. 


Sullivan Close, Holywood, BT18 9JF

What you can recycle

Household waste, 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, textiles, books 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 information here

From the week commencing the 13th June the Holywood recycling centre will be closing on a Thursday and opening on the Sunday from 10am-4pm going forward.

Opening hours

Days Hours
Weekdays (except Thursday) 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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.