Bin collections as normal as Council confirm service details for Easter

13 April 2022

Derry City and Strabane District Council have confirmed that refuse collections will continue as normal over the Easter holidays as service details for the long bank holiday weekend were confirmed. 

The three Recycling Centres that normally open on a Sunday – Pennyburn, Strathfoyle and Glendermott Road will all be closed on Easter Sunday and all sites will be closed on Easter Monday before normal service resumes on Easter Tuesday. Street Cleansing and Parks opening will continue as normal and leisure centres will be operating on reduced opening hours with all centres closed on Easter Monday. 

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Graham Warke, wished the public a safe and enjoyable holiday and encouraged them to familiarise themselves with the full opening hours listing on Council’s website. “I would like to take the opportunity to wish all our citizens a very happy and safe Easter holiday,” he said. “This is the first holiday that we have been allowed to mix freely following the lifting of the Covid 19 restrictions so I hope as many of you as possible can enjoy some time off to spend with family and friends. To accommodate the holidays, Council services such as recycling centres, leisure centres and offices will have restricted opening hours over the next few days and anyone looking for further details can find them online.” 

Don’t forget to recycle and reuse as much of your Easter egg packaging as possible. Check out these handy tips from our Horticulturist Jonny in Brooke Park. All cardboard, paper and hard plastic packaging go into your blue bin. Scrunch up all tinfoil from the egg wrapping into a ball the same size as a tennis ball and put this into your blue bin too. Soft plastics like sweetie wrappers need to go into your black bin.

Happy Easter from all the team at Derry City and Strabane District Council.