Our mission

At the core of everything we do is the triple bottom line; social responsibility, environmental sustainability and economic viability. We are continually looking for ways to improve our recycling services and focus on ensuring that the materials they collect for recycling are of a high quality to be recycled locally. Bryson uses this approach as it benefits the local environment and economy and helps to support local jobs.

Bryson Recycling delivers high quality, efficient and cost effective recycling services across the UK and Ireland. Bryson began recycling in 1993 with the still popular Cash for Cans service, which operates throughout Northern Ireland providing cash payments for aluminium cans.

We currently employ over 240 staff. We deliver social-impact profitability; 91p in every pound spent goes on service delivery or development and our residual profits are reinvested for social good.

Bryson Recycling is owned by the Bryson Charitable Group, Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise. Established in 1906 Bryson Charitable Group provides services to thousands of people of all ages across the country. From programmes for children and youth to services for the elderly, Bryson provides the highest standards of care to those who need it most.


Belfast Road
Central Park
BT36 4FS

Tel +44 289 0848494
Email -
Web www.brysonrecycling.org/


Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed


Bryson provides a kerbside box collection service to more than 170,000 households in Northern Ireland. We launched our commercial collection service in 2003, which is now used by over 440 businesses and schools.

Bryson have been operating a MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) since 2005 at their Mallusk site. The state of the art plant is used to sort mixed materials collected in wheeled bins from 278,000 home in Northern Ireland. 35 percent of our materials are recycled in Northern Ireland with over 80 percent staying in the UK.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.