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New Household Recycling List

November 2017 - The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Energy, together with the Waste Industry has drawn up a definitive list of materials which can be put into household recycling bins in Ireland.

The list includes paper and cardboard, rigid plastics, steel and aluminium cans.

If it's not on the list, it doesn’t go in the recycling bin.

Collectors across the country will leave a ‘bin tag’ on every bin with this information in the coming weeks.

To see what goes into the bin, what does not go in and why, visit

Download the printable New Household Recycling List pdf

When you are putting materials into the recycling bins – Dry, Clean and Loose is the best way to present the items.

Bottle Banks

Contact Details: If Bottle Banks are full, please contact 01-6854400

Clothes Bank Contact Details: 087 222 1077; 087 631 1698; 01 4625095


Recycling Centres

Kells Recycling Centre, Lloyd Business Park, Cavan Rd, Kells, Co. Meath, Tel: 046 9293436 or
087 7495357, Website:

Navan Recycling Centre, Unit 1, Mullaghboy Ind Est, Athboy Rd, Navan, Co. Meath, Tel:  046 9066170 or
086 1723061, Website:

Trim Recycling Centre, Manorlands, Summerhill Rd, Trim, Co. Meath, Tel:  046 9486775 or
086 8196813, Website:

For Opening Hours, visit the websites above.


Dunboyne Recycling Facility - Thorntons Recycling, Dunboyne Industrial Estate, Dunboyne, Co. Meath -
Tel. 01 6235133, Email:, Website: (scroll to bottom of webpage)

For Opening Hours, visit (scroll to bottom of webpage)

  • Will only accept recyclable material and no household or garden waste is accepted. 
  • Waste not accepted from commercial customers. 
  • Please Note: There is a gate fee of 2 euro to enter Thorntons Recycling Centre in Dunboyne.  Payment will be made into a coin machine and the automatic barrier will then lift.  Customers are advised by Thornton Recycling to pack as much as they can into their cars when they visit to make their recycling trips as efficient and economical as possible.

Bring Banks

For a full list of Bring Banks in County Meath please check (recycling facilities search)

Recycling Tips

  • Ensure that all items for recycling are clean!
  • Wash out tins/bottles/tetra-paks/milk/juice cartons
  • Plastic Bags must be clean - no food residues!
  • Remove all timber, plastics and other contaminants from builders' rubble
  • Painted/varnished/treated timber, chipboard, pottery, broken garden fencing, decking are NOT accepted. If you are unsure about a material, please ring ahead to the Recycling Centre to check
  • Old Textiles and clothing can be recycled

If you wish to find out more about recycling and packaging, please visit the website. was set up as a national resource for packaging information for consumers:

Materials Accepted at Meath County Council Recycling Centres

For list of materials acceptable or if you are unsure if your items will be accepted at Navan, Kells and Trim Recycling Centres, please click on the following links or ring the relevant site:

Green Waste Charges at Meath County Council Recycling Centres

Car and up to 3 bags of green waste in boot - No Extra Charge

Car + Single Axle Trailer with over 3 bags - €10
Second and subsequent single axle trailers will be charged at €20 each

Car + Double Axle Trailer - €20

All other commercial vehicles (under 2 tonnes) - €50

Commercial Vehicles (2 - 5 tonnes) - €100

Loads over 5 tonnes not accepted

Green Waste is expensive to dispose of.  By introducing these charges, Meath County Council can continue to provide this service at the Meath Recycling Centres, either free of charge or at a reasonable cost to householders.

*Please note that the gate fee of €3 still applies regardless of whether or not there is a charge for green waste.



Gate Fee €3 (please note there is no charge for household WEEE & Batteries)

Note there is a fee for paint cans - €1 for a small can, €2 for a large can

Commercial Customers

Green Waste - As above.
Timber - €40 per van or €1.50 per pallet
Scrap Metal - €50 per load
Cardboard - €30 per van
Paper/Mixed Paper - €40 per van or €2 per bag
Oil - €1 per litre

Payment may be made by cheque payable to Oxigen Environmental accompanied by a current banker's card or by credit or laser card or cash.

Bulky Waste Charges


King Size Mattress


Double Mattress


Single Mattress


Double Divan Bed


Single Divan Bed


Carpet /  Lino (large roll)


Carpet/ Lino (small roll)


Bag Carpet / Lino (standard refuse sack)


Bag Non Recyclable Goods (standard refuse sack)


3 Seater Couch


2 Seater Couch


Arm Chair


Patio Table


Patio Chair


Large Plastic Toy


Toilet/Cistern/Hand basin/Pedestal


Bath/Shower Tray


Mixed Domestic Waste (standard refuse sack


Hazardous Waste


Paint Cans (0 – 5 litre – each)


Paint Buckets (5 – 15 litre - each)


Oil Cans (0 – 5 litre - each)


Oil Drums (0 – 25 litre – each)



These prices do not include the €3 gate fee to Meath County Council for each customer


Any Queries, contact Bernadine Carry, Evironmental Awareness Officer at 087 989 0306 or Kells Recycling Centre at 046 9293436.

Composting and DIY Gardening

One of the easiest and most sustainable treatment of waste in the home is composting or vermi-composting (composting with worms!).

See our section on

Compost bins can be used to breakdown all of the green waste arising in your kitchen and garden

  • Fruit and Vegetable peelings
  • Garden clippings
  • Tea-bags
  • Egg shells and cardboard egg boxes
  • Bits of newspaper and cardboard

Layer the materials in your compost bin and wait about 6 - 12 months for your home made soil improver to arrive.  This should also cut down on your waste by approximately 30 – 35%.

Alternatively using tiger worms (vermi-composting) you can expand the range of materials which you can compost as the worms will also digest

  • Cooked foods
  • Pasta
  • Bread
  • Meat

Composters are available for sale at the Navan, Kells and Trim Recycling Centres for €35 which now includes a free Kitchen Caddy for your food waste.  Alternatively if you just require the kitchen caddy on it's own - this can be purchased for the value for money sum of €5. 


W.E.E.E and Batteries

Household WEEE & Batteries are accepted free of charge at our Civic Amenity facilities from members of the public.

Battery Recycling

The following websites may provide additional information: