Recycling Services Update

Derry City and Strabane District Council is advising the public that the ongoing severe weather conditions continues to impact on some of our services today, Friday, 19 January.

Refuse Services

While our early morning refuse collection services were suspended we are pleased to advise that they have resumed and our teams will be out in areas that can be safely accessed.

We continue to advise householders to leave out their bins out as normal and our teams will endeavour to service them when it is safe to do so over the coming days. We will have crews out on Saturday and next week in an effort to catch up on collections that have been missed. Please be patient.


All of our Cemeteries remain closed to the public and will open to facilitate funerals only.  Opening arrangements will be reviewed as conditions improve and safe for public access.

Recycling Centres

The public are advised to expect some disruption to Recycling Centres across the Council area today. All our centres with the exception of Donemana, Plumbridge and Park are currently open. Please use these facilities with extreme caution.

Bulky Waste Collection

Our bulky waste service is not operational and residents that have collections booked will be contacted to rearrange.

Street cleansing

Early morning streetscape operations at 6am were postponed and will commence once it is deemed safe.


In the interests of health and safety all Council grass pitches are closed today and will remain closed this weekend due to the poor weather conditions. User groups are being contacted directly. In terms of our outdoor sports facilities and courts these are subject to regular inspections and again user groups will be contacted directly.

Parks and greenways

While the majority of Council parks, greenways and play areas are open, the public are asked to note that the pathways will be slippy and caution must be taken by users. Some of the Council play parks which are locked overnight will only open when it is safe to do so.