- Address: 13 Burn Brae, Portaferry, Newtownards BT22 1LZ, UK
- GPS: 54.384286819421,-5.5433150745911
- Phone: 0300 013 3333
- Email: email@example.com
- Monday 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Tuesday 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Wednesday 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Thursday 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Friday 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Saturday 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Sunday closed
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Portaferry Household Recycling Centre specializes in recycling and waste management. It can be found at 13 Burn Brae, Portaferry, Newtownards BT22 1LZ, UK.
It accepts the following types of waste and recyclable items here:
- Car Battery
- Electrical Appliance
- Engine Oil
- Fluorescent Tube
- Garden Chemical
- Garden Waste
- Household Battery
- Light Bulb
- Mobile Phone
- Scrap Metal
- Vegetable Oil
Residents who want to dispose of waste not listed here must contact the nearest tip to clarify if that type of waste is acceptable.
Portaferry Dump is controlled by Ards And North Down Borough Council Waste Management Services. The recycling centre is only for use by local residents.
Portaferry Household Recycling Centre is closed on public holidays irrespective of the day of the week the date falls upon. It is usually open at the following times:
- Monday: 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Tuesday: 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Wednesday: 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Thursday: 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Friday: 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Saturday: 8 AM–4:45 PM
- Sunday: closed
Residents who wish to access the site with a large vehicle, such as a van or trailer, must contact the recycling centre to book an appointment and obtain a permit before their visit. Permits are free. It can be contacted via phone, email or online booking form.
Portaferry Household Recycling Centre can be contacted on 0300 013 3333 for any queries residents may have on the service offered by the site.
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Frequently asked questions about Portaferry Household Recycling Centre
In the UK, recycling centers and rubbish collection services commonly use blue bins to identify dry waste such as:
- Newspapers and magazines
- Unwanted mail
- Telephone directories and catalogs
- Cereal boxes (without the plastic liner)
- Egg cartons
- Greeting cards
- Drink and food cans
However, not always the container for dry recyclables is blue. Some municipalities use red recycling containers or some even issue blue and red containers for this type of material.
To have precise information, you can consult your nearest recycling center.
The recycling rate in the UK has increased in recent years, but so has the generation of waste.
The percentage that is recycled in the UK so far is approximately 45% of the waste generated.
The latest report from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) indicates that the waste generated in British homes amounts to approximately 26 million tonnes of waste each year, of which only 12 million are recycled. The other 14 million tons end up in landfills.
If you have recently cleaned out your closet and you have clothes that you no longer use and you are thinking of throwing them away, you can check on our website which is the nearest recycling center where you can leave clothes, textiles and shoes that you no longer use.
You can find this information by choosing the category Cloth & Fabrics. There you will see the list of recycling centers with contact information: addresses, phones, e-mails.
You just have to and put your postal code or address.
Recycling centers vary in the waste materials they receive. Most centers are for household waste only and do not accept commercial waste or material waste from business activities.
The residues that the tips usually accept are:
- Yard waste
- Wood and chipboard
- Electrical items
- Textiles and clothing
- Bottles and glass jars
On our website you can find your nearest recycling center and see what kind of rubbish you can take. You will also be able to find some categories of items.
Another option is to contact your nearest recycling center by phone or email.
Brown bins are not that common in the UK. However, if the town hall to which you belong has them, this is what you can deposit in these containers:
The brown containers are for mixed recycling in most of the country’s municipalities where this color is issued. These mixed recycling materials include:
- Plastic bottles
- Food cans
- Beverage cans
- Aerosol sprays
- Aluminum foil (including trays)
- Glass bottles and jars
However, you must make sure what type of materials you should deposit in your brown container by contacting your nearest recycling center directly, since in some municipalities the brown containers are intended for organic waste from the garden and food waste.