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Your brown bin is for your organic and food waste.  The great thing about your organic bin is it removes the need to put food and garden waste in the general waste bin.  By simply using an Bord na Móna Recycling organic bin, the average family can reduce the waste going into their general waste bin by over 30%.

Learn more about the waste journey, showing you how we manage your organic waste here.

Cooked and raw foods – dairy, fruit, vegetables, breads, etc
Napkins, paper plates, paper food wrapping and paper bags
Grass cuttings, clippings, twigs, weeds, etc
Peelings and unwanted leftovers
Teabags, tea leaves, coffee grinds and coffee filters.

Top Tips:

  • The brown bin rule – If it once grew, it can go in the brown bin. Paper was once a growing tree, making all pizza boxes, paper food wrapping and wine corks an organic waste too.
  • Wrap your leftovers and fruit or vegetable peelings in newspaper before placing them in your bin. It will keep the fruit flies away.
  • Keep your organic bin clean by using compostable liners or bags, available in most major retailers. Regular and bio-degradable bin bags are not suitable for an organic bin.

What Can’t Go in Your Organic Waste Bin:

  • Chemically sprayed grass/weeds
  • Ashes
  • Rocks, bricks and gravel
  • Vacuum cleaner bags and contents
  • Dryer sheets and lint
  • Clothes, shoes and rags
  • Glass, metal and plastic
  • Nappies and personal hygiene products
  • Medical waste
  • Paint, motor oil, wax or petroleum
  • Cigarette butts
  • Animal waste


Please note: An organic bin with incorrect materials cannot be accepted on collection day.

Recycling Bin

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Organic Bin

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General Waste Bin

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Glass Bin

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