The Council's Technical Services Department is responsible for collecting waste from some 18,662 households throughout the District and provides a waste collection service for some 300 commercial outlets on a charging basis. Information about these three types of service are provided below. See the list of charges below for bins along with annual collection fees. If you operate a business within the Banbridge District and would like to request this service, you can contact the Council's Technical Services Department. If you are currently using this service, you can make special requests for waste collection outside of the normal collection arrangements subject to additional charges being levied.
Refuse Collection (Household Waste)
Please note that you must leave your bin out for collection at the edge of the road by 7am on the day of the collection. Lids should be closed and handles turned out.
Purchase of Bins/Spare Parts and Recycling Containers
If you would like to purchase/request a new bin (240 litre bin) or recycling container, the following fees apply:
* These items come with a five-year replacement guarantee.
||£22 each (includes delivery)
||Free (first bin only)
||Free (first bin only)
|Home composting containers
If you require assistance with getting a bin to the kerbside because of health, age and/or disability, you can request this service free of charge from the Council's Technical Services Department. As part of this service your bin will be collected from your back door and returned. Currently some 320 householders are availing of this service. To request this service, simply write a letter to the Department explaining the reason why you require assistance. In assessing your request you may receive a visit from a Council officer.
Bin Collection Calendar and Recycle Guide
Banbridge District Council offers a cost-effective recycling and refuse collection service. This provides commercial customers with access to the standard black bin kerbside collection scheme for non recyclable waste, the brown bin kerbside collection scheme for organic waste and the green bin for dry recyclables. The gren and brown bins and black bin are collected on alternate weeks. Every business and school should have received a waste collection calendar in March highlighting the weeks when their brown bin, recycling bin and black bin will be collected. For your convenience click here for a downloadable calendar.
The current calendar operates from April 2012 to March 2013. It is important that you keep your calendar in a safe place for easy retrieval. Your bins will be collected on the same day each week unless otherwise stated in the collection calendar. (See revised collections section of waste collection calendar) It also contains important information about recycling in general. If you lose your calendar, you can contact the Council for a replacement copy provided these are still in stock.
Public Holiday Arrangements
Special arrangements are made to continue provision of service on all public or bank holidays.
If your bin has been left out for collection and is not emptied, you can contact the Council's Technical Services Department. Every effort will be made to have it emptied within 24 hours. Where weather conditions prevent normal service, you will be advised of service changes through the local media and this website. Please note that damaged and faulty bins will not be emptied.
Excess general waste can be taken along to any one of the three Community Recycling Centres located in Banbridge (Scarva Road), Dromore (Mossvale Road) and Rathfriland (Iveagh Park Road).
Refuse Collection (Commercial Waste)
The Council's Technical Services Department provides a waste collection service for some 300 commercial outlets on a charging basis. Up to 400 bins are collected weekly from commercial premises. Commercial premises can purchase one of more bins of varying capacity. See the list of charges below for bins along with weekly and annual collection fees. If you operate a business within the Banbridge District and would like to request this service, you can contact the Council's Technical Services Department. If you are currently using this service, you can make special requests for waste collection outside of the normal collection arrangements subject to additional charges being levied.
Fees for Bins and Collection of Commercial Waste
The charges levied for commercial waste, paid annually in advance, are indicated below:
ADVANCED ANNUAL FIXED CHARGE - April 2011/2012 = £110.00 + VAT
The new advanced annual fixed charge is based on your current waste collection service (size and number of bins) invoiced annually in advance by Banbridge District Council (ie £110 per 240 litre bin or equivalent).
(b) VARIABLE CHARGES
Customers will be charged by invoice in arrears based on the bin weight for each of the following types of materials:-
• General/residual waste – £0.42p/kg
• Mixed Dry Recyclables - £0.05/kg fortnightly (paper, card, plastic film, cans, tins, mixed glass, tetrapak (juice/milk cartons), yogurt/marg containers, plastic bottles
• Organic Waste - £0.05p/kg weekly (waste food including meat and bones and mixed garden waste)
Commercial customers will be invoiced on a quarterly basis in terms the variable charges and will also be provided with figures in terms weight of materials collected.
Technical Services Department, Banbridge District Council, Civic Building, Downshire Road, Banbridge, Co. Down BT32 3JY
T: 028 4066 0604
F: 028 4066 0601