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Civic Amenity Sites

Civic Amenity Sites:

  • Civic amenity sites are similar to bring banks but can accept a larger variety of items. They are purpose-built, are staffed and have specific opening hours. In general they accept paper, cardboard, plastic and glass bottles, drinks cans and food tins, textiles and footwear, electrical equipment, fluorescent tubes, waste oil and DIY waste. Some also accept garden waste and Christmas trees.
  • Staff at civic amenity sites can provide advice and information about recycling and they may have home composting bins for sale.

List of Civic Amenity Sites in Ireland:


  • Recycling services provided to the public are mainly free of charge. However, civic amenity centres or recycling centres may charge for certain items or for large quantities – check with your local centre.

What to do with…?

  • A-Z of items and where/how to dispose of them – from

What happens to your recycled items?