Mixed Food and Garden Waste Recycling

Residents in the Derry area with large garden waste bins must now also recycle food waste in their big brown wheelie bin.

Mother putting food waste in brown bin
family standing at kitchen and putting empty plastic bottles in recycle box


Derry City and Strabane District Council continues to offer an exciting recycling education programme and workshops to local schools within the district aimed at stimulating awareness of the many issues associated with waste and of the range of solutions available through waste minimisation and recycling activities.


Latest news and thoughts from the Derry Strabane council. Suggestions and ideas on how to improve your recycling habits.


Images, videos and animations educating our community on all things recycling.

Toolkit and Symbols

Recycling symbols appear on all sorts of packaging. They tell you if the packaging can be recycled or not or what the packaging is made from.


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