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Recycling centres

Recycling Centres

The Civic Amenity site in Golden Island, Athlone and Zone C, Mullingar Business Park will be closed to the public from 5.00 p.m. on Saturday 22nd December 2018 and will re-open on Friday 28th December, 2018 at 9.00 a.m.

Both Civic Amenity Sites will also be closed to the public on Tuesday, 1st January 2019 and reopen on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019 at 9am.

Westmeath County Council have two recycling centres.

  • Zone C, Mullingar Business Park, Mullingar, N91 X768(Google map) Tel: 044 93 44155.
  • Rear of Golden Island Shopping Centre, Athlone, N37 T625(Google map)Tel: 090 647 7397.

For a full list of fees and items accepted see: Recycling Centre Fees 2018

Note: Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is accepted free of charge. 
Household Use ONLY.

Opening hours

Monday - Saturday Daily from 9am to 5pm (last entry 4.40pm)

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Hazardous Waste Collection

Athlone Civic Amenity Site - Hazardous Waste Collection: -Hazardous Waste Collections are scheduled for the last Saturday in every month between the hours of 10:00am and 1:00pm.  Maximum 5 items per visit covered under the gate fee.

Mullingar Civic Amenity Site - Hazardous Waste Collection: - Monday to Friday only

Bring Banks:

There are 49 Bring Banks in County Westmeath where glass, aluminium cans and textiles can be recycled free of charge.

When are they open?

Most bring banks are open 24 hours. But please don’t use glass banks during the night as the noise may disturb local residents.

What can you recycle?

Bring banks have up to 3 types of recycling containers. What you can bring depends the containers on site.

Glass banks: You can recycle glass bottles and jars. Separate them by colour – clear, green and brown. Please don’t put in ceramics, window glass, pyrex cookware or drinking glasses. They’re made of a different type of glass and will contaminate all other items in the container
Can banks: You can recycle drinking cans. Please crush the cans so we can fit more in the container.
Textile banks: You can recycle clothes that are in good condition. Please don’t put in duvets or pillows.

Bring banks maps