How WEEE Works – Schools learn more!

Recycling workshops for Schools in Dublin 

Recycle IT works to recycle all types of electronic and electrical equipment daily.  We never know what will come through the doors next, it can be anything from battery operated toys, printers, phones or an old exercise bike. Common household appliances received include computers, TV’s, dishwashers, washing machines and fridges. Items can be dropped off or collected.

As part of our work with schools we offer free electrical recycling collections and now we have now take a further step by developing a practical workshop called “How WEEE Works“. The workshop demonstrates the value of recycling  electrical appliances which have come to the end of their life. The workshop has a particular focus on recycling computers mainly because they are everywhere!

Computer - Recycle IT
Computer – Recycle IT


Why recycle computers? 

It’s hard to imagine life without computers. They touch every part of daily life. Children are so used to seeing and using PC’s, laptops, tablet or phones to do amazing things but do they ever think about the bits inside or what happens when the computer breaks?

In the workshop we find out about different parts of a computer, how they work together and how they can be recovered for reused or recycling once they get old or damaged. We explain the work and value of recycling to our social enterprise including the training opportunities recycling computers has created.

Taking Part

Our first “How WEEE Works workshop was at Scoil Aonghusa Senior, Tallaght,  Dublin 24. This workshop was completed as part of Eco Week and was arranged in association with South Dublin County Council. Since then we have developed and delivered our workshop in a number of schools across South Dublin.

School Classroom - Recycle IT
School Classroom – Recycle IT

We plan to offer this workshop to a number of schools in 2018 in order to encourage kids to learn, hear and see how reused and recycling old equipment like computers and can benefit our community.

Our aim is to simply encourage the next generation to reduce, reuse and recycle in order support environmental change

What we do daily! 

Recycle IT are very happy to arrange a collection of old electrical or electronic items from your school including batteries. Your school might have item hidden away or you might like to arrange a WEEE to School Collection Day as part of an environmental awareness campaign such as the Green Flag, whatever the reason give us a call.

To learn more about Recycle IT please visit our website. To learn more about our school workshops please contact Una or John on 01 4578321 or email

Recycle IT – Green NGO of the Year Finalist 2017

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