Recycling Centres

Recycling Centres

Locations, opening hours, materials accepted and fees

Information about Recycling Centres in Meath


Free Mattress Drop Off Days 2022

FREE Mattress Collections are from 10am – 2pm

Monday May 9th – Thorntons Recycling Centre Dunboyne
Tuesday May 10th – Navan Recycling Centre
Thursday May 12th – Trim Recycling Centre
Friday May 13th – Kells Recycling Centre

Please ensure mattresses are clean and dry

These events are for Householders Only - No Commercial customers. Gate Fee of €2 is payable per vehicle per visit. 

Enquiries to


Other upcoming Free Bulky Waste Events 2022


Cots, Prams, Nursery – June 20th – 25th at All recycling centres

Garden Furniture and Equipment – July 18th – 23rd at All Recycling Centres

Toys – November 7th – 12th at All Recycling Centres

Recycling Centres in Meath

Navan Recycling Centre
Unit 1, Mullaghboy Ind Est, Athboy Rd, Navan, Co. Meath, C15 NX24
Tel: 046 9066170 or Mobile: 086 1723061

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

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

Dunboyne Recycling Facility - Thorntons Recycling
Dunboyne Industrial Estate, Dunboyne, Co. Meath
Tel. 01 6235133

Opening Hours

Navan, Kells, Trim:

Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 4.45pm.
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays.


Tuesday to Friday 9am - 4pm
Saturdays 9am to 2pm.
The site is closed on Sundays and Mondays.


Materials Accepted at Meath County Council Recycling Centres

For Navan, Kells and Trim Recycling Centres, please click on the following links or ring the relevant site for a list of materials accepted:

Please note that Dunboyne recycling centre:

  • Will only accept recyclable material and no household or garden waste is accepted.
  • Does not accept waste from commercial customers.

Green Waste Charges at Meath County Council Recycling Centres

  • Trees, shrubs,branches etc.
  • 2 bags of greens in a car (once weekly - €2 per extra bag) - gate fee €2 only
  • Single axle trailer of greens - €10 + gate fee €2
  • Double axle trailer of greens - €20 + gate fee €2
  • small van of greens - €10 + gate fee €2
  • Large van of greens -€50 + gate fee €2

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 €2 still applies regardless of whether or not there is a charge for green waste.


Paint Pots

From Tuesday, August 4th 2020 Paint Pots will be accepted at Navan Kells and Trim Recycling Centres for disposal.

There is a €1 charge per pot and a maximum limit of 10 pots per visit. Gate fee of €2 applies. Please pay by card where possible.

Householders Only – No Commercial Customers permitted....





Navan, Kells and Trim:

Gate Fee €2 (please note there is no charge for household WEEE & Batteries)


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.

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 Household Items

Bulky household waste is accepted at the three Meath County Council Recycling Centres. The following charges apply:

  • King Size mattress - €25
  • Double mattress - €20
  • Single mattress - €15
  • Double Divan Bed - €15
  • Single Divan Bed - €10
  • Carpet/Large Lino - Large Roll - €25
  • Carpet/Lino - Small Roll - €15
  • Bag of Carpet/Lino (standard refuse size sack) - €5
  • Bag of Non Recyclable Goods (standard refuse sack) - €5
  • 3 Seater couch - €20
  • 2 Seater couch - €15
  • Armchair - €12
  • Patio table - €10
  • Patio chair - €5
  • Large plastic toy - €5 each
  • Toilet/Cistern/Hand basin/Pedestal - €5
  • Bath/Shower Tray - €10
  • Mixed Domestic Waste (standard refuse sack) - €5

Hazardous Waste

Paint is accepted at €1 per tin, max of 10 tins per customer.

Oil is charged at €1 per litre

These charges do not include the €2 gate fee.

Any Queries, contact Meath County Council or Kells Recycling Centre at 046 9293436.