Portaferry Recycling Centre

Portaferry and Kircubbin Household Recycling Centre are going to be closed/disrupted for essential work on THURSDAY 31st October. We apologise for any inconvenience.  It is likely that Portaferry will be closed in the morning and Kircubbin in the afternoon. 

The two sites will not be closed at the same time: please keep this in mind if you are planning a trip to one of these HRCs.  We aim to minimise the length of time required for these closures and the sites will reopen as soon as possible.

Household Recycling Centres at Balloo, Ballygowan, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood, Kircubbin, Millisle, Newtownards and Portaferry will be closed on Bank/Public holidays. The Centres will be closed on 24, 25 and 26 December 2019, as well as New Year's Day, 1 January 2020.

Household Recycling Centres at Balloo, Ballygowan, Comber, Donaghadee, Holywood, Kircubbin, Millisle, Newtownards and Portaferry are closed on Bank/Public holidays.

Periods following Bank/Public holidays are likely to be busier than normal, therefore delays can be expected. 

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. 


Coach Road, Portaferry, BT22 1PP

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, fluorescent tubes, paint, mixed glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, mixed paper, used cooking oil, food and drink cans, textiles, books, gas bottles 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).  More information here

Opening hours
Summer (1 April until 30 September)

Days Hours
Weekdays 8:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm

Winter (1 October until 31 March)

Days Hours
Weekdays 8:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 4:00pm

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

Recycling centres are closed on the following public holidays:

Dates to be Confirmed.

Opening times may also vary during other holiday periods. Please check holiday arrangements before setting out.

Periods following public holidays are likely to be busier than normal therefore delays can be expected.

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.