Annual Halloween Amnesty for combustible materials
Fingal County Council (FCC)’s annual Halloween Amnesty will be taking place in the Estuary Recycling Centre in Swords from Monday, 17 October to Saturday, 29 October. The recycling centre will be accepting household combustible materials such as beds, sofas, wooden doors, etc., all free of charge.
Due to the large volume of vehicles expected, the last entry to the recycling centre will be no later than one hour before closing time at 7 PM. Closing times will be earlier on the weekend, and FCC will be posting updates on their official website.
Charges will still apply to non-combustible items such as green waste, construction and demolition waste, metals and other hazardous materials.
FCC’s Halloween Amnesty is being provided in an effort to reduce the amount of material which may otherwise be disposed of on bonfires, which not only are bad for the environment but come with real health and safety risks and that can cause damage to public open spaces.
Community-based events in Swords, Malahide, Balbriggan and Blanchardstown
Over 30 community-based events will be happening throughout Fingal in the week leading up to Monday. 31 October, with magic shows to fancy-dress discos and pumpkin carving taking place to help guarantee a spooktacular time.
The Fingal Festival of Fire is set to return, with free events on Monday, 31 October in Swords Town Park, Malahide Castle, Millennium Park in Blanchardstown and Bremore Castle near Balbriggan. A Spooky Disco start at 7 PM, followed by a magical firework display scheduled to light up the night sky at 7:30 PM in all four locations.
For more information, please visit FCC’s official website.
All events are run as part of the Safer Halloween initiative, running in partnership with An Garda Síochána and Dublin Fire Brigade. Tips on how to stay safe at Halloween and Halloween community events can be found on FCC’s website.
To keep up to date on Halloween events in Fingal, please visit Fingal.ie or follow their social media accounts (@fingalcoco).