Recycling centres/bring banks


Ballacolla Tidy Towns (46)

Bring Banks for Glass, Drink Cans and Textiles

Opening hours for Portlaoise Recycling Centre

Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Closed: Sundays / Public / Bank Holidays


Opening hours for Portarlington Recycling Centre

Open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 8 a.m. to 5p.m.

Closed: Tuesdays/ Thursdays Sundays / Public / Bank Holidays

We take an active part in encouraging recycling operations throughout the county.  To compliment the extensive variety of materials accepted at Portlaoise Recycling Centre, Laois County Council also have a large bring bank network which takes glass and drink cans.  The full list is given below:

Please do not abuse these facilities by leaving rubbish or waste at them.  Bring your bags/boxes home with you and reuse them again.

  • Abbeyleix (Topaz Garage)
  • Arles (Community Centre)
  • Attanagh (Post Office)
  • Ballacolla (Community Centre)
  • Ballaghmore (opposite shop)
  • Ballinakill (Lay-by on R432 Abbeyleix Road, 600m north of the Square)
  • Ballyadams (Church Car Park)
  • Ballybrittas (Petrol Filling Station)
  • Ballyfin (near entrance to GAA pitch)
  • Ballylynan (St Anne’s Hall)
  • Ballyroan (Community Centre)
  • Barrowhouse (GAA grounds)
  • Borris in Ossory (Carpark located behind Leix County Hotel)
  • Camross (next to bridge over river, near National School)
  • Castletown (National School, next to Elderfield entrance)
  • Clonaslee (Community Centre)
  • Clough (Foxrock Inn Car Park)
  • Coolrain (Adjacent to Post Box)
  • Cullohill (Community Centre)
  • Durrow (Texaco Garage on R639, Cork Road)
  • Emo (entrance to Emo Court, across from craft centre)
  • Errill (across from entrance to Cloghane Housing Estate)
  • Graiguecullen (Doyle’s of the Shamrock)
  • Killenard (Community Centre Car Park)
  • Killeshin (Tennis Court Car Park)
  • Luggacurren (Community Centre)
  • Mayo (St Abbans Athletic Club)
  • Mountmellick (SuperValu-Medical Centre carpark)
  • Mountmellick (Top Garage on Tullamore Road)
  • Mountrath (Council Car Park next to Bank of Ireland)
  • Newtown (behind Flemings Pub)
  • Pike of Rushall (Lay-by at Crossroads)
  • Portarlington (Portarlington Recycling Centre)
  • Portarlington (Super Valu Car Park)
  • Portlaoise (Portlaoise Recycling Centre located at Kyletalesha Landfill)
  • Portlaoise (Public Car Park adjacent to Laois County Council’s offices)
  • Portlaoise (Downey’s Texaco Station, R445 Dublin Road)
  • Portlaoise (Maxol Station, N80 Stradbally Road)
  • Portlaoise (Parkside Shopping Centre, N77 Abbeyleix Road)
  • Raheen (National School)
  • Rathdowney (SuperValu Car Park)
  • Rosenallis (Community Centre)
  • Shanahoe (at end of Graveyard Car Park area)
  • Spink (Community Centre)
  • The Swan (Medical Centre)
  • Timahoe (Community Centre)
  • Wolfhill (Car Park opposite Church)

Textile Banks are also located in the following areas:

  • Abbeyleix (beside bring banks)
  • Clonaslee (beside bring banks)
  • Mountrath (beside bring banks)
  • Rathdowney (beside bring banks)

Portlaoise Recycling Centre (located at Kyletalesha Landfill – entry fee applies to use Portlaoise Recycling Centre)



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