Refuse Collection

Newry and Mourne District Council provides a weekly refuse collection service to approximately 35,000 properties.

Some facts you should know about the service:

  • The service provided is a wheeled bin collection service. Additional Black Bags put out with the bin will not be collected.
  • Bins should only contain normal household wastes - not stones or building debris.
  • Bins should be placed out for collection no later than 8.00 am on the morning of the collection.
  • The Council also offers an assisted lifts service for people who have difficulty putting out their bins due to medical reasons. Information is available from customer services.
  • Recyclable materials to be placed to designated recycling bins

 

Wheeled Bin Collection

'Wheeled bins presented for collection must be compatible with the Councils Refuse Collection equipment . Bins may be purchased from the Council at the Greenbank Industrial Estate, Newry, Co Down.
Householders presenting bins acquired from any other source should note :

1. It is the Householders responsibility to present a suitable bin for collection;
2. Bins presented which are not compatible with the Councils Bin Collection equipment , will not be collected.

For further information please contact Customer Services on 028 3031 3233

 

Interruption of the Service

Occasionally interruptions do occur to the service, such as:

  • your normal collection day falling on a Public Holiday. Where this is the case, please refer to the table below to see the appropriate alternative collection date.
  • operational issues such as adverse weather conditions or breakdowns. Where this is the case, the Council will attempt to catch up the collection on the following day.

If you require further information in relation to any difficulty with your collection service please contact 028 3031 3233 during office hours.

Please note: Members of the public may dispose of their domestic waste free of charge at any of the Council's Civic Amenity Sites and Recycling Centres. Wastes must however be separated for disposal at the relevant recycling bins

Public Holidays

Public Holiday Alternative Collection
Monday 6 May 2013 Normal Collection (Blue bin week)
Monday 27 May 2013 Normal Collection (Black bin week)
Friday 12 July 2013 Normal Collection (Black bin week)
Monday 15 July 2013 Normal Collection (Blue bin week)
Thursday 15 August 2013 Normal Collection (Blue bin week)
Monday 26 August 2013 Normal Collection (Blue bin week)
Tuesday 24 December 2013 Normal Collection (Black bin week)
Wednesday 25 December 2013 Collect on Saturday 28 December 2013 (Black bin)
Thursday 26 December 2013 Collect on Sunday 29 December 2013 (Black bin)
Friday 27 December 2013 Normal Collection (Black bin week)
Wednesday 1 January 2014 Collect on Saturday 4 January 2014 (Blue bin)

*The above collection arrangements may be subject to change. Please refer to local press for updates*

 

Bun Kerb side By 8.00am Please

Last year the Council spent £48.08 per household solely on Refuse Collection, with approximately 45,000 tonnes of refuse disposed-off at the Council's Refuse Disposal Site.

Charges in Relation to Wheeled Bin Collection Service

Wheeled bins may be obtained from the Council's Works Department, located at Greenbank Industrial Estate, Newry.

All bins must be paid for. Different costs apply, dependant on the bin size. Charges for bins purchased are as follows (effective 01st April 2012 - 31st March 2013):

Size of Bin

Details

Charges(£)

Ex VAT

VAT

INC VAT

Purchase

120 Litre

Collected By Customer

25.00

5.00

30.00

Delivered By Council

33.33

6.67

40.00

240 Litre

Collected By Customer

25.00

5.00

30.00

Delivered By Council

33.33

6.67

40.00

360 Litre

Collected By Customer

67.50

13.50

81.00

Delivered By Council

75.83

15.17

91.00

660 Litre

Collected By Customer

231.67

46.33

278.00

Delivered By Council

261.67

52.33

314.00

1100 Litre

Collected By Customer

261.67

52.33

314.00

Delivered By Council

286.67

57.33

344.00

Second Hand Bin

Collected By Customer

12.50

2.50

15.00

Delivered By Council

20.83

4.17

25.00

Repair

Repairs to have minimum call-out charges as detailed below

120L, 240L, 360L

Repairs to Wheel (Each Wheel)

6.67

1.33

8.00

Repairs to Lid (Each Lid)

10.83

2.17

13.00

660L, 1100L

Repairs

Subject to Estimate

Charges for Commercial Bin Collection Service

All domestic householders are entitled to a free bin collection service with a single coloured coded bin to be collected per household.

Shops and businesses, or commercial outlets, must pay for their bin collection service, with charges levied dependant on bin sizes.

Charges are as follows (effective 01st April 2013 - 31st March 2014):

Black Bins

Size of bin Price Per Collection(ex Vat)
120 Litre 3.65
240 Litre 4.27
360 Litre 6.10
660 Litre 11.16
1100/Paladin 18.54

Blue Bins

Size of bin Price Per Collection(ex Vat)
120 Litre 3.05
240 Litre 3.25
360 Litre 4.35
660 Litre 8.50
1100 Paladin 13.00

Net Income for Trade Waste up to year ending 31st March 2013 was £338,415.57

Contact Commercial Services Officer at 028 3031 3233

Waste Collection Calendar

Details of Refuse Collection and Recycling Bin Collections for 2012 can be found here

Assisted Lifts

Assisted Lifts are provided on a request basis for persons who have medical reasons or otherwise have difficulty in putting their bin out for collection.

Requests for this collection service must be made in writing to:

Newry and Mourne District Council
Management Services Section
Haughey House
Greenbank Industrial Estate
Newry
County Down
BT34 2QU

Tel No. 028 3031 3233
E-mail: techleisure@nmandd.org

Requests should also contain a Doctor's letter confirming the need for assisted collection.

Day of Collection/Enquiries about the Service

Contact Customer Services Section at 028 3031 3233 or refer above for details of special arrangements for public holidays