Environmental Issues

Civic Amenity Sites Provision (Recycling Centres)


As a mark of respect on the sad passing of one our staff in Estuary Recycling Centre, the Recycling Centre will remain closed until 12 noon on Saturday, 17 February 2024.

Our thoughts are with their family and friends at this sad time. May they Rest in Peace.


Coolmine Recycling Centre: Coolmine Industrial Estate, Dublin 15.  Beside Coolmine Fire Station.
Telephone: (01) 890 5000

Estuary Recycling Centre: Swords, beside Swords Business Park
Telephone: (01) 890 5000

Recycling centre times

Before making a visit please note the following points:

  • Household refuse will not be accepted
  • Please avoid bringing children to the Centres
  • Staff are not permitted to assist customers to lift items
  • Public toilet facilities are not available

Opening Hours:

The Coolmine Recycling Centre is open from 9am to 4pm (last vehicle entry 3.45pm) from Monday to Saturday. It is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The Estuary Recycling Centre is open from 8am to 8pm from Monday to Friday, (last vehicle entry 7.30pm) and from 8am to 6pm on Saturday (last vehicle entry 5.30). It is closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

 Please note: During bad weather, the recycling centres may have to close for health and safety reasons.

Recycling centres are for household waste only. Commercial waste not accepted.

If you have Items you want to get rid of which are in good condition then consider donating to a charity or selling the items via an online marketplace website, a community noticeboard or an advertisement in your local newspaper.


  • paper
  • cardboard
  • cartons
  • tins and cans
  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic bottles – they should be washed and squashed with tops removed
  • clean plastic packaging
  • clothes
  • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • fluorescent tubes and energy-saving bulbs 
  • car and household batteries
  • cooking oil and engine oil
  • bulky waste (e.g. Furniture, carpet, mattresses)
  • wood
  • metal
  • green waste (restricted to cars and small trailers)
  • soil and stones
  • duvets and pillows
  • household hazardous waste (paint, herbicides, household cleaners etc.)

Car boot: €8 (€4 for green waste only)
Full car: €16 (€8 for green waste only)
Car-van / car and small trailer (max. 6ft x 4ft x 2ft): €40 (€24 for green waste only)
Small van (max. 212 cubic feet): €128 (not allowed for green waste)

If you only have Household Hazardous Waste, the charge is €4

You can pay at the recycling centre by debit/credit card. If you don’t have a debit/credit card, you can consider using a prepay card like the O2 Money Card or Payzone Card.