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Commercial Waste Disposal At Recycling Centres

The Council operates a pre-paid system for the disposal of commercial waste at Cookstown, Drumcoo and Magherafelt Recycling Centres. From the 10th June 2019 the Council will no longer accept cash payments for the disposal of commercial waste.

This means that that our commercial customers must use a swipe card, credited in advance with sufficient funds, to pay their waste disposal charge.

To register for a swipe card, simply complete and return the form which is available to download in the 'related documents' section below.

Commercial customers may require a valid Waste Carriers Registration, issued by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.

Once you have received your card, you will be able to add credit:

  • online here
  • by contacting Environmental Services on 03000 132 132, where you can make a card payment over the phone.

The rates for the disposal of commercial waste are given below (minimum charge £5.00 inc VAT)


Rate per Tonne


Total Per Tonne

General Waste








Hard Plastic









£50 Each


£60 each

Oil filters & rags




Green (garden) waste




Paint (including cans)








(Please note the above rates do not apply to household waste which is brought to the site by a commercial operator. However in such instances the commercial operator must provide a Waste Transfer Note or signed declaration clearly showing the contact name and address of the property from which the household waste arose for verification purposes. Unfortunately, in the absence of suitable evidence a disposal charge will be applied).

Paper, cardboard, batteries, fluorescent tubes, electrical appliances, textiles, scrap metal, plastic bottles, glass bottles and cooking oil will continue to be accepted free of charge.

Once a completed account application form (with Waste Carriers Registration) has been received, customers will be issued with an account number/reference and one swipe card (free of charge) with instructions on how to credit it. Additional cards can be provided at a cost of £10 each.

Should you have any queries as to how the new system will operate please contact Environmental Services on 03000 132 132 or environmentalservices@midulstercouncil.org.

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