Civic Amenity Centres or Waste Recycling Centres are fantastic facilities that can be utilised by public citizens. In Ireland, we produce over thirteen million tonnes of waste per year. We’re also pretty good at recycling. We’re one of the leading performers in Europe, and with a recycling rate of 68% for all materials, we’re exceeding our targets by 13%.
Good job Ireland – Now let’s do better! With Panda’s guide to Civic Amenity Centres, you’ll be clued in on everything you need to know about:
- What can be recycled in a Civic Amenity Centre
- Where you can find your local centre
- The costs involved
What can I take to the centre?
Civic Amenity Centres can accept everything from general waste items to electronic goods and even hazardous materials. Most centres will also accept recyclable materials and green (garden waste). Some items that can’t go in your home recycling bin may be recyclable at a Civic Amenity Centre.
Examples of items that are accepted:
Cardboard Paper Plastic
Glass Aluminium Cans Batteries
Textiles/Clothing Electrical Appliances Fridge/Freezers
Ink Cartridges Computer Equipment Light Bulbs
Gas Bottles Florescent Tubes Waste Oil
Scrap Metal Green (Garden) Waste Timber
Mattresses Furniture Carpet
Household Hazardous Waste ((detergents, paint etc.) Must be labelled correctly)
Items Not Accepted:
Non-household Hazardous Waste
Unlabelled Household Hazardous Waste
Soil & Stones
You should check with your local centre for items that you are unsure of. The Civic Amenity Centres are staffed, so call ahead or just ask staff on site.
Where Can I Find My Local Civic Amenity Centre?
Panda and our parent company Beauparc, own and operate 18 sites across Ireland, available 5-7 days a week. Simply find the one that’s closest to you. You can also check online for local opening times and site restrictions. Here are some details for each of our Civic Amenity Centres:
County Location (Links to Maps) Contact Number
Dublin Ballymount Ave, Greenhills 01 462 1251
Cork Sarsfield Court, Glanmire 01 829 8992
Kilkenny Unit 16, Hebron Ind. Estate 01 829 8992
Limerick Shannon Developments Ind. Estate, 01 829 8992
Bunlicky, Mungret 01 829 8992
Station Road, Newcastle 01 829 8992
Meath Beauparc 01 829 8992
Sligo Deepwater Quay 01 829 8992
Wicklow Fassaroe, Bray 01 829 8992
Wexford Gorey Business Park, Ramstown 053 943 1001
Waterford Six Cross Roads 01 829 8992
How Much Will It Cost?
Civic Amenity Centres can be cost-effective, especially if you fill up a car or van-load in one trip. You could always check with family, friends, and neighbours too and share the cost.
Prices are specific to each centre, so it’s best to check before you go. Call ahead to your local centre or you can check specific rates online. Prices start from €5 when dropping off items such as cardboard, paper etc. Car prices can start at €9.50 for green waste and €15 for general waste. Larger vehicles can fit more waste and therefore will cost a little more.
For more information on Panda’s Civic Amenity Centres, click here.