Christmas Opening Times 2022, Recycling Centres, Christmas Tree recycling etc

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Fingal County Council Offices will close to the public for the Christmas period at 4.30pm on Friday December 23, 2022 and will reopen at 9am on Tuesday January 3,  2023. The Payments Offices will close as normal at 3.30pm.

For emergencies ring 01 8905000 - please note the  [email protected]  email address will not be monitored during the Christmas closing period.

See details below for Free Parking at Pay & Display 3 Saturdays in December as well as opening times for Libraries, Recycling Centres, Christmas Tree recycling, Bring Banks etc. 


Fingal County Council Offices will close to the public for the Christmas period on Friday December 23, 2022 and will reopen on Tuesday January 3,  2023. Check our our Library Resources Online  at eServices and eResources

Fingal Regional Parks

All Fingal Regional Parks will operate normal winter opening times over the Christmas period, including Christmas Day,

  • Opening Times Rogerstown Park, Baleally

Christmas Eve / Saturday 24th December – Open (9am-4pm)

New Year’s Eve / Saturday 31st December – Open (9am-4pm)


See below the Christmas opening hours for both Recycling Centres below. 


Estuary Recycling Centre

  • 24th December: 8.00am to 12.00pm (Last vehicle entry is 11.45am)
  • 25th, 26th, 27th December: Closed
  • 28th, 28th, 30th December: Open 8.00am to 20.00pm (Last vehicle entry 19.45pm)
  • 31st December: Open 8.00am to 16.00pm (Last vehicle entry 15.45pm)
  • 1st & 2nd January: Closed
  • 3rd January: Normal hours resume 
    • Monday – Friday 8.00am-20.00pm (Last vehicle entry is 19.45pm)
    • Saturday 8.00am – 18.00pm (Last vehicle entry is 17.45pm)

Coolmine Recycling Centre

  • 24th December: 8.00am to 12.00pm (Last vehicle entry 11.45am)
  • 25th, 26th ,27th  December: Closed
  • 28th, 29th ,30th December: Open 9.00am to 16.00pm (Last vehicle entry 15.45pm)
  • 31st December: Open 9.00am to 16.00pm (Last vehicle entry 15.45pm)
  • 1st & 2nd January: Closed
  • 3rd January: Normal hours resume
    • Monday - Saturday 9.00am – 16.00pm (Last vehicle entry 15.45pm)

Bring Banks – Bottles, Textiles etc

Over the Christmas period, Fingal County Council will be doing all we can to keep the Bring Bank facilities clear and available for use. Please use our bottle and textile banks responsibly and do not leave anything behind you i.e., Glass, cans, bottle tops, cardboard boxes or plastic bags as this can incur a fine of €150 under the Litter Pollution Acts 1997-2009.

Should you wish to report any issues regarding the Bottle and Can bank facilities,

Please email [email protected]    or contact 01 6854400.

In relation any issues with our Textile Banks, please email   [email protected] or contact 01 4642676.

Christmas Tree Collection Points

3rd – 17th January 2023



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  • Bath Road Car Park, Balbriggan
  • Barnageeragh Carpark, Balbriggan Road
  • Hayestown Open Space, Rush
  • Orlynn Park Entrance, Access from Dublin Road, Lusk



(Enquiries - Operations Depot, email: [email protected]


  • Estuary Recycling Centre (normal opening hours only)
  • Rathingle Playing fields car park
  • Swords Manor pitches
  • Donabate Community Centre Car Park (Formerly the square Donabate)
  • The Brook, Portrane
  • Santry Demesne Car Park



(Enquiries – Operations Depot, email: [email protected]


  • Public Car Park, Back Road, Malahide Demesne
  • Public Car Park, Strand Road, Portmarnock
  • Kinsealy Court, Kinsealy
  • The Banks Car Park, Malahide
  • Seagrange Park, Baldoyle
  • Sutton Park, Sutton
  • Harbour Car Park, Howth



(Enquiries – Operations Depot, email: [email protected]


  • Millennium Park Car Park, Snugborough Road Extension, Coolmine – park opening hours only


Please note that only Christmas trees will be accepted at the above locations, other green waste, Christmas tree stands, etc. will not be accepted


7 Day Notices - The latest time/date for receipt of 7 Day Notices accompanying Fire Safety Certificates in the office and also for on-line applications is 4.00p.m. on Friday, 16th December, 2022.

Applications received after this time will be considered to have been received on Tuesday, 3rd January 2023.

BCMS Notice - The latest date for submission of Commencement Notices and Applications (Fire Safety Certificates, Disability Access Certificates, Dispensations and Relaxations) including Further or Revised Information, to the BCMS on-line system is 11:59pm on the 20th December 2022. BCMS will reopen for submissions at 12:01am on the 2nd January 2023. 

Certificates of Compliance on Completion applications will not be added to the Register between 20th December 2022 and 2nd January 2023.

Please bear this in mind when submitting a prior notification on completion.


Following previous successful schemes, it has been decided to provide free parking in the following Pay & Display towns across Fingal for 3 Saturdays in December in the run up to Christmas. The towns in question are:

Balbriggan, Rush, Skerries, Swords and in Malahide, Bridgefield Carpark only (ticket required).

The dates are 10th, 17th, 24th December 2022.

Fingal County Council supports local enterprise and hopes that this initiative will assist local businesses by encouraging citizens to “shop local” in these towns at the busiest shopping time of the year.

Parking must be legal, i.e. no parking in loading bays or blue permit parking spaces without a valid permit.

It should be noted that Pay and Display areas in Clonsilla, Dublin 15, have free parking on Saturdays all year round.