The Government has agreed that Level 5 (with some amendments) as set out in the Plan for Living with COVID-19 will continue to apply nationally until further notice. The Government has clearly stated that there is a continued need to minimise the level of mobility and congregation of people in order to reduce all opportunities for transmission of the virus.

Please note that our library buildings have reopened to the public for Browsing Services and Contact & Collect since Monday, May 10th. Please see Library Page.

Consequently, and in line with current public health guidance, the Offices of Offaly County Council are closed for walk-in services to support this reduced mobility policy.

Public access cannot be facilitated during LEVEL 5 restrictions. Therefore, Offaly County Council services will be available by telephone, email, online post and only where absolutely necessary and in exceptional circumstances by appointment. Please read latest information.

Birr Civic Amenity Site

Birr Recycling Centre is located in the Syngefield Industrial Estate, Kinnitty Road, Birr.
Phone: 057 9125905

Opening Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday 9am until 5.00pm (Last car strictly 4.50pm)
Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays


Car €3.00
Car /Van/Jeep/SUV plus single axle trailer: €10.00
Car/Van/Jeep/SUV plus double axle trailer: €20.00

Residual/black bag waste:  €4 per bag

Compostable/food waste:  €1 per 12/15 ltr bag

Glass bottles only: FREE
Batteries only: FREE
Fluorescent Tubes only: FREE


For householder/domestic use only. No Commercial Waste allowed.

The following materials are accepted for Recyling:

  • Aluminium Cans
  • Batteries
  • Cardboard
  • Car Tyres
  • Clothes and Footwear
  • Flat glass
  • Fluorescent Tubes
  • Glass Bottles
  • Glossy Magazines
  • Green Waste - Grass/Hedge Clippings
  • Newspaper
  • Paper
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Steel Cans
  • Steel
  • Tetrapak
  • Timber
  • WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment)
  • Paint/Aerosols/Herbicides/Pesticides