Recycling Mixed Household Stuff in Dublin
In general, recycling centres accept a range of items like paper, cardboard, plastic and glass bottles, drinks cans and food tins, textiles and footwear, electrical equipment, fluorescent tubes, waste oil and DIY waste. Some will also accept garden waste and even Christmas trees just after the festive season ends!
It is always best to check before a visit!
Recycling Electrical Equipment
Many recycling centres accept old or damaged electrical equipment with approx. 75 million waste electrical items collected 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 trash at home. (Source: WEEE Ireland).
In 2020 Ireland collected a record 64,856 tonnes of WEEE for treatment, a 4% increase from the quantity collected in 2019 (62,600 tonnes). Some 59,404 tonnes of WEEE were recovered and 55,012 tonnes were prepared for reuse or recycling in 2020, both up 3% on the 2019 quantities. (Source EPA Ireland).
Recycle IT want to encourage you to recycle electrical items using local services. With that in mind, we have compiled a list (all on one page) of WEEE recycling centres and services in Dublin.
Recycle IT support householders, charities, community groups, schools and business with electrical and electronic recycling services in Dublin and the surrounding area. The Services offered 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 previously listed with a cost-effective solution 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, and really any domestic appliance.
Alternatively, householders can take back WEEE to retailers free of charge. The take-back system usually operates 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.
Recycling Centres in Dublin
There are recycling centres located across Dublin which will take back household WEEE and lots of other waste items.
The main centres 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
- Grangegorman Bring Centre, Upper Grangegorman Road, Dublin 7
- Eco Mattress Recycling, Dublin Industrial Estate, Unit 133A, Slaney Rd, Dublin, D11 E6XC – Tel 353 89 256 0888 ) (mattress waste only)
- Recycle IT, 14/2 Crag Terrace, Clondalkin Industrial Estate, Dublin D22 Tel: (01) 4578321 (waste electrical, electronic equipment & metals only)
- Rathmines Bring Centre
- Back to Waste and Recycling
- Rathmines Bring Centre, Gullistan Terrace, Dublin 6 (accepts small waste electrical, and electronic equipment)
Trade waste is 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.
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). Recycle IT provide 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 laptops, computers, cookers, cables, monitors, microwaves and TVs.
Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT is supported by Pobal, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities in the Eastern-Midlands Waste Management Region.
Visit our website for further details.
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Hi, where I can recycle bikes?
Thanks for your message – Recycle IT accept old, damaged, or unwanted bikes/bike frames and all metal parts from bikes. Recycle IT are open for free bike drop off between 8.30am and 4.15pm Mondays – Thursday and 8.30am and 3.15pm on Friday. We don’t open on banks holidays. Take care.
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