Our Annual Report 2021

What we acheived

Recycle IT is a Social Enterprise providing recycling opportunities through drop-off and collection services. During 2021 our team help recycle 652 tons of waste electrical, electronic equipment and metal. This includes business IT equipment, commercial equipment and domestic household appliances.

Recycle IT worked with individuals, resident associations, charities, schools, government organisations, community groups and businesses to provide safe electrical recycling services to those with differing needs and budgets.

Recycle IT Mission

Create sustainable local employment through community-based professional waste management services.

Recycle IT Vision

Become an environmental hub creating sustainable employment.

Our service is based in Dublin. We mainly service the counties of Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare. We are authorised to collect in the province of Leinster. During 2021 Recycle IT provided over 1600 collections as well as daily drop-off services. (The full infographic report can be downloaded below).

Yearly Recycling Rates – Recycle IT

Our Work 

Our teams offer helpful, well-regarded and cost-effective collection services to personal and business customers. We can visit your location and cost-effectively collect all types of dual-purpose home and office electrical, electronic and pure metal equipment. Collection services to schools, colleges, youth training organisations, community groups, resident associations and charities are offered free.

Yearly Recycling Weights – Recycle IT

Our Board 

The key purpose of our experienced board of directors is to ensure the organization achieved its goals in terms of social economic and environmental progression.

This is achieved by collectively directing the organization’s affairs while meeting the interests of stakeholders including employees, recyclers, communities, government agencies, funders, business customers and partners.

Directors and Staff Team – Recycle IT

Complying with all necessary reporting, legislation, and regulation and ensuring a high standard of governance, transparency and accountability are key objectives for the board of directors.

Our Board Members are:

Name Role
Paul Smith Chairperson
Fionnghuala Ryan Director
Mary Clare Wallace Director
Cecil Johnston Company Secretary
Cllr. Guss O’Connell Director
Sorcha O’Brien Director
Paul Hernon Director
Board Member – Recycle IT


In December 2021 Recycle IT provided employment and training positions to a team of 18. This represents a 30.7% decrease based on March 2020 when Recycle IT closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Employment and Training – Recycle IT

On re-opening in May 2020 employment and trainee numbers have recovered slowly. Today market factors including skills shortages and wage levels in some sectors (transport for example) and employment schemes rules are causing challenges in recruiting trainees and full-time employees.

WEEE Ireland

Recycle IT work in collaboration with WEEE Ireland. Each year WEEE Ireland support the recycling of over 37,000 tonnes of waste electrical items including up to 120,000 fridges and 200,000 TVs and monitors.

Recycle IT contributed 652 tonnes to this total in 2021. Our teams support collections or drops offs from communities and community based organsations who have limited options and budgets available to safely  recycle Waste Electrical And Electroinc Equipment (WEEE).

Recycle IT do collect cost-effectively from small and medium-size business organisations located in Dublin and surronding counties with income earned reinvested in opertional activities.

You can visit our website to learn more – www.recycleit.ie

Recycle IT Electric Van


Recycle IT endeavour to support people living and working in communities including householders and place an emphasis on individual needs. Our collection and facility teams are experienced and happy to support people requiring additional assistance once safe to do so. Today our team help recycle electronic, electrical, and pure metal equipment from homes and organisations.

Recycle IT as a social enterprise are part funded throught the Community Services Programme (CSP). CSP currently supports community-based organisations to provide local social, economic and environmental services through a social enterprise model and create employment opportunities for disadvantaged people. CSP offers financial support to assist with the cost of hiring staff to community companies and co-operatives. 

Please find a copies of our annual results below. The reports are presented in infographic format and cover the years from 2017 to 2021.