The Echo The Echo Newspaper also reported in 2019 that South Dublin County Council alone has spent over €10 million removing waste from illegal dumping since 2011. Now it seems reports of illegal dumping have been on the rise since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic
To counteract this and years of illegal dumping Councils will be allowed to use drones, dashcams and bodycam footage to tackle illegal dumping and littering under new powers agreed by the Government. Footage from fixed cameras installed at known dumping spots will also be usable as evidence against offenders. The Cabinet backed the moves as part of a series of measures aimed at preventing and tackling waste.
We are hoping everybody needing to dispose of old items will use authorised recycling centres rather than facing a littering or dumping offence. To help we have included a lot of helpful information below!
This map of legal waste recycling sites was launched in a bid to tackle illegal dumping. As you know illegal dumping of all types and quantities of waste is a big concern for many communities across the country. This interactive map aims to help identify legal waste collection companies. A link to the map can be found below.
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
In Dublin, you will find a range of recycling services and facilities which will accept old electrical items used at home. As well as reducing the volume of waste going to landfills, these centres help to recycle and compost domestic waste and can you save some money.
Many items used in homes across Ireland can be recycled. The benefits of recycling include a cleaner environment, the safe disposal of hazardous materials, greater awareness of excess packaging and a careful approach to the use and re-use of materials.
If we take electrical items, there has been approx 75 million waste electrical items recycled since 2005, that’s over 70 electrical items per household in Ireland but 1 in 4 Irish people are still hoarding or putting electrical waste in the bins at home. (Source: WEEE Ireland).
This post is all about encouraging you to recycle electrical items alongside other items at a local recycling centre. By taking action you will save the environment and money so please don’t place the electrical items in the bin (any bin) visit a recycling centre!
We have compiled a list (all on one page) of waste electrical recycling centres and services in Dublin. These are drop off centres for household items. If you need a collection Recycle IT can help. (Home or Business customers)
Recycling Centres in Dublin and other areas (Drop Off)
There are recycling centres located across Dublin that will take back household electrical items and lots of other waste items.
The main centres/services are listed below:
- Shamrock Terrace Recycling Centre (North Strand) – Tel: 01-836 4716.
- Pigeon House Recycling Centre, Ringsend – Tel: 01-614 4750.
- Electronic Recycling, Unit 20, Jamestown Business Pk, Finglas – Tel: 01-864 0806. ((waste electrical & electronic equipment only)
- Ballymount Civic Amenity, Ballymount Ave. (Off the Walkinstown roundabout) – Tel: 01-4621251.
- Coolmine Recycling Centre, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Dublin 15. (Beside Coolmine Fire Station). Tel: (01) 890 5986.
- Estuary Recycling Centre, Swords, (beside Swords Business Park)
Tel: (01) 890 5985.
- Ballyogan Civic Recycling Facility, Ballyogan Road, Dublin 18. Tel: (01) 291 3600.
- Recycle IT, 14/2 Crag Terrace, Clondalkin Industrial Estate, D22. Tel: (01) 4578321 (waste electrical, electronic equipment & metals only)
- Eco Mattress Recycling, 133a Slaney Road, Dublin Industrial Estate,
D11. Tel: (01) 8603619. (mattress recycling collection service)
- Dublin City Council Household Bulky Waste Collection Service. Tel (01) 2221000. ( e.g. furniture, carpets, kitchen & bathroom units)
- Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Bring Centres – Tel (01 2054700.
- Co Kildare Recycling Centres – Tel 045 980588.
- Co Wicklow Recylcing Centres – Tel 0404 201 00.
- Interactive map of Ireland listing recycling centres close to you.
If you are interested in offering items for reuse you can visit www.jumbletown.ie/
Trade and business waste equipment are usually not accepted at Household Waste Recycling Centres. Recycle IT will support small and medium-sized businesses to recycle dual purpose electrical and electronic waste. It’s always a good idea to call the centres in advance of a recycling visit. The call can ensure to don’t make a wasted trip.
You can also click here to get a list for Dublin City being centres and bottle banks.
Recycling Services – Collection and Drop Off
Recycle IT support householders, charities, community groups, schools and businesses with electrical and electronic recycling services in Dublin and the surrounding areas. Services offers are complementary to those offered by the Local Authorities across Dublin.
Services include a free drop off for domestic or dual-purpose electrical or electronic equipment with collection services available on request. Collection services are offered free to groups listed above with a cost-effective collection service is offered to business recyclers and or those with an immediate need.
Householders in Dublin City and surrounding areas can also bring their unwanted electrical items (WEEE) to a number of recycling centres promoted or operated by their Local Authority. At these centres, people can dispose of items such as toasters, cookers, kettles, lamps, really any domestic appliance.
Alternatively, householders can take back WEEE to retailers free of charge. The take-back system usually operators on a one-for-one basis, i.e. you can exchange an old toaster for a new one but it’s usually not possible to return a fridge freezer while purchasing a new hairdryer. A number of large retailers actively promote this scheme so keep an eye out.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT is an award-winning not for profit social enterprise providing a collection and drop off service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). During 2018 Recycle IT offer to drop off and collection services to thousands of homes, and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of computers, cables, monitors, microwaves, cookers, dryers and TVs and much more.
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by Pobal, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.
Visit our website for further details.