Recycle IT are Winners! JCI Friendly Business Winners

JCI Awards 2016

JCI is a nonprofit organisation of young active citizens age 18 to 40 who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. Active citizens are individuals invested in the future of our world.  JCI gathers active citizens from all sectors of society across 100 nations.

JCI Friendly Business Awards
JCI Friendly Business Awards

Nearly 200,000 JCI members around the world take action to make concrete and positive change and one of the ways this is achieved is through it’s awards programmes.  Whether it’s New York or Dublin  JCI operate and run a very worthwhile and positive awards programme and in Ireland it promotes the positives for operating a Friendly Business.

JCI Dublin

Businesses entering the awards compete at local, regional, national and international levels where entries are evaluated and companies are visited, telephoned and questioned to gauge Business Friendliness. Once this process is complete entries are shortlist and winners are selected by a panel of  judges. At national level the public also get to vote!

Recycle IT entered and competed in the 2016 regional awards for Dublin where 1.2 million people and potential customers live and access a wide range of business products and services regularly.  JCI Dublin wish to encourage as many businesses as possible to be friendly and operated the awards to promote the value of friendliness in attracting and keeping customers.

The Award

After our success in being shortlisted, Recycle IT are delighted to announce “We are Winners”  Eco Friendly Business Winners for 2016. We are really happy and take great pride in accepting the Award from JCI Dublin. We are looking forward to the next steps and will keep everyone updated on our progress.

JCI Friendly Award Winners 2016
JCI Friendly Award Winners 2016

We want to wish all the businesses who entered, were shortlisted and won even more happy customers and successful business growth.  I’m sure you’d agree, it’s great to be part of this awards programme.

 
About Recycle IT

Recycle IT is a not for profit social enterprise providing a community collection service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). During 2015 Recycle IT offered collection services to 100,000 homes and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE including over 7000 monitors and TV’s.  Our services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. We are authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authority.

Visit our website for further details.

Recycle IT – Shortlisted for Friendly Business Award

Junior Chambers Ireland – Friendly Business Awards 2016

JCI Dublin in association with Bank of Ireland are delighted to announce the Friendly Business Awards for 2016.

JCI Dublin - Friendly Business Awards.
JCI Dublin – Friendly Business Awards.

Now in its 9th year the friendly business award recognises businesses who go the extra mile, providing an outstanding customer service for their customers and their community across a number of categories including:

-Community Impact/ Social Friendliness
-Customer Care
-Digital Experience
-Disability Access
-Eco-Friendliness
-Shop Layout/Design

Following a phenomenal number of entrants this year, Recycle IT have been shortlisted by Junior Chambers Ireland (Dublin) for the regional finals.

Team Recycle IT
Team Recycle IT

This is the second time in 2016 that Recycle IT have been shortlisted for an Friendly Business Award – Great News!  We are delighted to be attending the JCI Awards Event in Dublin.

Hopefully can win “big”on the evening! Taking part and hopefully winning helps our ‘not for profit’ social enterprise promote an environmentally friendly, community focused electrical recycling service to a wider audience.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony, hosted by the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Saturday 27th August 2016.

Moving House and Home – 10 Tips

Moving House and Home

In 2014 ‘BBC Future’ did some investigations to find out “Is moving home one of life’s most stressful events. At that time the team found that actual studies looking at the stress of moving house were few and far between.

Young couple unpacking in their new home
Packing Boxes – Moving home

Research

During 2015 E. ON the energy company provided a solution. They surveyed 2000 people who had moved home in the previous three years. The research revealed 61% of those surveyed placed the ordeal at the top of their stress list, so it’s true, moving is stressful.

Some of the that stress might be caused by the fact that removal firms unusually work out the cost for your move by the volume of items that you have to transport to your new home.  Reducing that volume might save you money and creates an opportunity to recycle. In fact, it creates a wonderful opportunity to declutter by listing items that are broken or unneeded. It’s an excellent motivator to share unwanted items with others or recycle items no longer required .

It’s a good idea to start with the attic and garage in the weeks before your move, as removal teams will want to do a pre-move checklist of your belongings. This helps assess how much stuff needs to be moved and gives an idea of wants involved in your house move!

Moving Checklist.
Moving Checklist.

What to Recycle

People are still surprised by the number of objects that can be recycled. Recycling goes way beyond glass, plastic, paper and tins that your waste company takes from your house. Commonly recycled items from homes include furniture, clothing, electrical goods, batteries, bulbs, or old toys. These can all be recycled prior to moving home.

Recycled appliances like tumble dryers and washing machines can be repurposed or converted into new products. Recycling allows home movers to clear out old items and reduce the cost of the removal, it can also help to protect our environment and conserve natural resources.

10 Moving Tips

  1. In the weeks and days leading up to your house move, use up perishables such as soap, shampoo, conditioners, moisturizer, detergent, and cleaning products and recycle the plastic bottles before your moving date.
  2. All electronic and electricals equipment (e.g. computers, toasters, heaters or kettles) contain some precious metallic elements like gold, silver, copper and aluminum that can be reused. Recycling these items saves valuable new resources.
  3. Petrol, paint and oils should be disposed of before moving home. Many removal companies will not move your petrol lawnmower if it is not emptied of all petrol and oil and paint are heavy and will cost you money to move.
  4. Fuel such as coal or oil should be included in the sale of the house or used well in advance of moving.
  5. Kids toys, clothes or bikes can be offered to charity shops, social enterprises, family shelters or housing projects. If damaged they be recycled at a civic amenity recycling centres. Some recycling centres take a range of items manufactured from plastics, metals and wood.
  6. Following your move, you have lots of packing boxes. The boxes may be supplied by moving company so they can be given back. If not the boxes are most likely to be made from recyclable materials, so should be able to be added to your paper recycling bin. If you have a large number that will not fit, they can be taken to your nearest civic amenity site.
  7. Taking pictures of wire connections on electronic equipment such as computers as it will help you set them up properly in your new home.
  8. Label boxes by room and number them to ensure you have them all on arrival at your new house.
  9. Make sure you have lots of help at hand to pack and lift boxes and equipment.
  10. Finally, there may be items that you wish to dispose but it may not be easy to find a recycler! Here are 10 community based organisations who can help to reduce your belongings before your house move.

To learn more about Recycle IT,  email us or call 01 4578321.

Visit our website at www.recycleit.ie

Recycling Toys

Toy Recycling

Toys help create an imaginative world of play, they can help build social skills and ease demands on parents!  Sometimes the most expensive toy are not the best option as kids enjoy playing with items from their home. They can build props like a play house or space rocket out of a reused cardboard boxes and tubes, creating their own special world.

Most homes with kids do have lots of toys. Storage containers are filled to the brim with, dolls, action figures, building blocks, cars, remote controlled flyering machines, games devices,  and many other items. Our questions is, what do parents and children do with the old favorites when the new games arrive?

Recycle IT have a looked at some options on your behalf and listed them below.

Recycled Toys 2
Recycling Toys

Toy Reuse 

When your kids have made the most of their old toys, they can always become a new favorite for another child or family. For toys and games that are in good condition, finding the toy a new home is the most eco-friendly thing is do.

Some ideas include

  • Arrange a toy swap shop with families in the community.
  • Car boot sale with proceeds offered to your local child support group.
  • Donate the toy to a charity shop.
  • Offer toys to a children’s hospital, children shelter, crèche or montessori.
  • Include in your schools shoe box appeal for shipment to other countries across the world.

Broken Toys and Games

Parent can always try to fixed toys by replacing broken or missing parts. Toy repair maybe possible, with toy makers such as Mattel, Fisher-Price and Lego replacing or selling you replacement pieces. There are also services that can repair broken toys, such as the Doll’s Hospital and Teddy Bear Clinic in Dublin. Some toys, like board games or toys with lots of small parts, might be re-purposed for arts and crafts use. You can also use various bits and bobs from toys to create mosaics, jewellery or pictures and get the kids involved.

Toys - We Recycle IT
Recycle IT – Mini Recycling

Plastic Toys

Plastic toys that are broken or missing parts might be able to be recycled, depending on what type of plastic they’re made from. If the plastic number is not indicated on the toy or the packaging (if you even still have the packaging), you might be able to contact the manufacturer to find out what it’s made from, and then check with your local authority to make sure that your local recycling centre accepts that type of plastic. Alternatively you might consider letting kids build their own creations from disused plastic toys.

Electronic Toys

Toys with computer chips, computer screens, lights, noise, plugs, batteries or other electronic components can and should be recycled. They should not be added to the domestic waste. We know from experience this is not the case as very few electrical toys make their way to us for recycling. Recycle IT offer a collection and drop off services and will accept electrical and electronic toys including games consoles, cameras, tablets, remote control cars or planes, dolls, action figures, watches or replica phones. The list is endless but any toy with a plug or battery is acceptable for recycling.

Plane - Dusty - Electronic - Recycle IT
Kids Plane – Plastic and Electronic

Finally… 

Recycling and repurposing is environmentally responsible. You should involve your children and ensure they understand the concept of recycling and the value old or broken toys have for others. Reused toys can bring joy to a child or recycling can help create a job!

To learn more about recycling electrical or electronic toys or other items please visit www.recycleit.ie, call us directly on 01 4578321 or email info@recycleit.ie

 

Managing Summer Clutter

Reduce your clutter this Summer

Recent research in the UK suggests homes are now packed to the roof with clutter.  The most cluttered room in the house is the main bedroom, followed by spare bedrooms with generation x (aged between 35 and 44) hoarding the most. (Source: Lloyd’s TSB)

Research by the National Association of Professional Organizations shows there is a direct correlation between productivity and clutter. Did you know your productivity declines when clutter and chaos rise. Can piles of paper, disorganisation and information mismanagement take over your office at home or in work?

Summer Clutter at Work
Recycle IT – Summer Clutter

In Ireland a 2015 study found that on average two in five Irish adults (38%) consider themselves to be a hoarder, meaning more clutter (Source: Empathy Research) The research commissioned by NESTA outlined 58% of respondents found it hard to get rid of their possessions. WEEE Ireland report approx 1 in 4 or 25% of Irish people are hoarding or throwing out electrical waste at home.

Based on this research and our hands on experience in collecting and recycling electrical and electronic equipment, people do hoard items in the belief they might be useful one day. Gadgets and appliances are moved to sheds, stores, attics, cupboards, and drawers. and rarely seen again. We all know technology, functionally, design and appearance changes at speed and appliances become dated in no time.

The internal conflict 

Kids fight a battle for the latest gadgets and eventually parents and grandparents give in. Across the world people are buying approx 270 million PC’s a year. With 1.37 million homes in Ireland owning a computer, where do the older models go?

Office Clutter - Recycle IT
Office Clutter – Recycle IT

Weather at home or in work reducing clutter helps create space, demonstrates a willingness to change and if done correctly ensures products can be reused or recycled for future use. Recycling can also help create jobs and increased environmental awareness.

To reduce clutter and recycle more why not ask Recycle IT to help you. We can recycle;

  • Large and small TVs, monitors, (CRTs or LCD’s) games displays, electronic pictures frames, tablets and mobile phones.
  • Large domestic appliances: e.g. washing machines, electric cookers, dishwashers, tumble dryers .
  • Cooling appliances: e.g. refrigerators, freezers, electrical coolers boxes, drinks fridge.
  • Gas discharge lamps: e.g. energy saving light bulbs and fluorescent light tubes
  • Small household appliances, electrical tools, games consoles, electronic toys and games, mobiles phones, telephones.
  • Remotes controls and batteries from small appliances. We can provide separate container for batteries so please recycle them separately.
  • Office equipment such as computers, HDD, printers, photocopiers, scanners, mobile phones, desk lamps or cameras.
  • Anything with a plug or a battery.
  • Metals lockers, cabinets, old bikes or metal table and chairs  metal lawn mowers, metal forks and knifes, metal cooking pots and pans.

Recycle IT is always interested in hearing about your home or office efforts to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle. We can support you, your community, school, college or business with a WEEE collection service and safe recycling to helps reduce the amount of old and once valued electrical equipment in your possession.

For more information please call Recycle IT on 01 4588321 or email info@recycleit.ie

11 Reasons for Resident to Recycle

Residents Recycling WEEE for FREE

Like many Irish people you probably recycle lots of your household waste. Figures from REPAK show the average household in Ireland recycled 71% of household waste in 2014 up from 65% in 2012. Overall Ireland is now 4th in Europe for packaging recycling. This is great news and well done on the paper and package front.

What about all the other types of waste accumulated in homes? As the year moves along Recycle IT want to encourage householders, families and children to think about the actions they can take to recycle more old or unwanted or stuff around your home. This can include books, clothes, games, batteries, phones and toys; the list is endless.

Recycle IT have a focus on old and once loved electrical and electronic equipment? If your battery operated toys, radio or phone is broken or surplus to requirements what do you do? Do you leave them to gather dust in the cupboard, attic or garden shed  or do you add them to the weekly rubbish? (out of sight, out of mind) Why not consider recycling now!

Residents Recycling with Recycle IT
Residents Recycling with Recycle IT

Many of us simply don’t realize that items with a plug or battery can be reused, re-purposed or recycled. So if your laptop has lost its memory or your washing machine just washed its last T-shirt you might think about recycling.

11 Reasons to Recycle

  1. Recycling conserves resources e.g. metal, plastics, water, fuel.
  2. Recycling reduces clutter and creates space
  3. Recycling helps reduce Co2 emissions
  4. Recycling saves energy
  5. Recycling helps protect the environment e.g climate change
  6. Recycling reduces landfill
  7. Recycling reduces domestic waste charges.
  8. Recycling help create and maintain local employment.
  9. Recycling encourages others in your community to recycle.
  10. Recycling using official locations or collections reduces dumping of waste.
  11. Recycling helps our children learn about sustainability so involve your kids.

You can drop off your items free of charge with Recycle IT or arrange a or collection of your once loved electronic toys, laptops, PCs, white goods, kitchen appliances, electric gardening tools, TV’s, old video games consoles and lots more.

Once received the items, they can be reused, re-purposed or recycled leading to an overall reduction in the number electrical items going to landfill or illegally shipped to third world countries. Another real benefit is the fact that our service helps create training and employment opportunities.

We Recycle IT - Collection Service
We Recycle IT – Collection Service

What has been achieved in Ireland to date

  • 90,000 ton reductions in CO2 emissions from Fridge Freezers.
  • 75 million electrical appliances already collected through WEEE Ireland.
  • A reduction in harmful batteries ending up in landfill.
  • Fewer light bulbs found in domestic waste.
  • Increased employment opportunities.
  • Better overall environmental awareness.

Recycle IT wants to build on Ireland’s recycling success story and help increase the 7.6 kg of waste electronic and electrical equipment recycled per person, per year. We are inviting resident associations and community groups including tidy towns to speak with us about arranging a FREE collection in your area over the coming months.

Our recycling service is provided free to resident associations and community groups in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare so please give us a call to learn more and arrange a residents collection for your area.

Please call us on 01 4578321 or email info@recycleit.ie.

Remember dropping into our site in Clondalkin is also FREE, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 3pm

Amazing Figures

33.2 Million Washing Appliances

In 2005 it was estimated that 33.2 million washer appliances were produced in the European Union (EU) of which 18 million were washing machines 9.7 million were dishwashers and 5.5 million were tumble dryers. (Source: Energy: Studies for Eco Design) This means on average 1 in 12 EU citizens purchased a washing appliance in 2005.

Recycle IT Washing Machine
Recycle IT – Washing Machine

If we look at this in a different way, it’s now 2016, 11 year later (the average washing machine life) and a similar number of people should be recycling their old washing appliance in an ecofriendly way. This included 1.18 million families located all over Ireland. (CSO 2012)

Computers in 1.3 Million Households

It was reported in 2012 by the CSO that 83% of households in Ireland, which translates to approx. 1.37 million homes have a computer. Its also means in 2016 these household have a computer to recycle as PC’s are usually replaced every 4 ½ years. The replacement rate was confirmed by survey, carried out by Crucial, which polled more than 1,000 PC owners aged 16-70 in the US, France and the UK.

Recycle IT - PC Recycling
Recycle IT – PC Recycling

PC’s, laptops, phones and tablets can contain toxic substances, and are effectively hazardous waste so recycling with a reputable organisation is important. Ireland has laws and directives governing recycling and lots of authorized recyclers but still computer waste finds its way to developing countries. This is alarming and means electronic goods are disposed off in some instances with no care or concern for the world’s environment.

Offering recycling to 100,000 homes and organisations.

Recycle IT is a social enterprise  offering recycling services to over 100,000 homes, as well as community organisations, charities and businesses across Dublin. We recycle Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) including washing machines, dishwashers, heaters, microwaves, ovens, computers, monitors, refrigerators, freezers, batteries, lights and much more.

List of Appliances
Recycle IT – List of Appliances

We are happy to help you recycle the items list above and any other electrical items you may have.

Stress free collections or drop off

The team at Recycle IT believe electrical recycling does not have to be hard or stressful and in fact it can be a real positive for the environment, for communities and for the economy.  Recycling reduces the use of natural resources, it creates employment and brings communities together through collection events or recycling days resulting in cleaner and happier places to live.

Recycle IT offer a range of safe, helpful and friendly electrical recycling services including free collection and drop off service. Businesses can avail of collections and free WEEE to Work days can be arranged.  If you have an immediate need Recycle IT can provide a cost effective personal and business collection service within a few days and we can assist with lifting and moving your appliances or IT equipment.

Recycle IT work in association with your local authority and are partners with WEEE Ireland in recycling any item with a plug or battery. Our work helps create and offer training and employment opportunities for people returning to work.

To learn more please visit  www.recycleit.ie.  You can telephone 01 4578321 or email info@recycleit.ie  Recycle IT is located at Unit 14/2 Crag Terrace, Clondalkin Industrial Estate, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.

Read our blog post on Recycling Computers Safely

Recycling your Electronics at Work

Change is good! 

As you will know from information in the media there is general belief that emissions of greenhouse gases are a key factor in climate change and that urgent action by people, worldwide including governments, business leaders and individuals is required to ensure emissions firstly stand still and then are reduced so further harm to world is stopped.

Electrical Recycling at Work
Electrical Recycling at Work – Collection by Recycle IT

The overall message to nations is one of less reliance on fossil fuel and mining of raw materials. Nations need to work on developing a low-carbon society. Recycling can help and especially recycling electrical and electronic waste. It supports the recovery of valuable metals and plastics which ultimately reduces the need for mining and drilling.This results in the reduced use of fossil fuel and processing of raw materials.

Why recycle? 

Each year, people throw away million of electronic appliances so we have to constantly  remind ourselves that recycling electronic waste helps protect our health and our environment by:

  • diverting thousands of tons of waste from landfills and incinerators;
  • keeping toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium from contaminating the air, water and soil; and
  • conserving natural resources by allowing valuable materials to be reclaimed and reused, rather than using virgin raw material.

Recycling at Work

We know know TIME is a limiting factor. You may be studying, travelling, caring and/or working  up to 70 hours a week and when you arrive home WEEE recycling is not a priority. Leaving electrical stuff out in the evening for collection the next morning is another job to add to a long list!

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WEEE To Work – Recycle IT

Solutions 

Recycle IT work daily to  help create cleaner, greener communities and raise public awareness about electrical recycling. Our WEEE to Work collection service offers an alternative. We want to encourage companies to hold WEEE to Work days where staff can bring electrical or electronic items to work for free collection. We will accept any item with a plug or battery  but its general small and medium size items that staff bring along.

We offer an opportunity for you and your colleagues to bring old or unwanted electrical items to a central location on a pre-arrange day and our team will pick everything up for free. We have vehicles to service large buildings or small offices and everything in between and we are licensed and authorised to help you

Call or email our team 

We want to speak to you today about a collection of WEEE and waste batteries from your workplace so to learn more or book a collection please click here or call 01 4578321.

 

About Recycle IT

Recycle IT is the only Community Electronic Recycling Social Enterprise in Dublin providing a community collection service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). During 2015 Recycle IT offered collection services to 100,000 homes and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE including over 7000 monitors and TV’s.  Our services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland We are authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authority. Visit our website for further details.

Goodbye Throwaway Society. Hi Sustainable Communities

 Our Circular Economy

Most people don’t like throwing away stuff so the idea behind the circular economy is a real alternative. It helps preserve our planet’s natural resources and reduces further damage to the way we live our life today and in the future. Really the circular economy is about ‘rebuilding, reworking, reusing’ everything we produce, while at the same time generating zero pollution.

People & The Circular Economy
People & The Circular Economy

Buy and Selling

Consumers changing  buying habits and demands and staff changing product and service designs can help companies! Instead of simply recycling their waste or cutting their energy consumption businesses in the circular economy can review and change the way they produce goods and services.Implementing this type of change helps business close the production circle meaning products will support easy maintenance, easy reuse and refurbishment and lastly allow easy recycling (easy disassembly).

Some of us will remember a time when drinks bottles were reused. It worked well for lot of drinks companies but was abandoned. It’s time to think in that way again. In a circular economy, each new bottle is designed for future sharing or reuse and at the end of its life (e.g. when is get chipped or broken) it becomes a potential resource or raw material, recycled as a new bottle, vase, etc. Does this makes sense!

Recover, Repair, Reuse…..

The circular economy sets out to change production and consumption of goods and services. It aims to design goods to be shared, repaired and reused as in past era’s and is the opposite of pre planned obsolescence or breakdown.

The Circular Economy
The Circular Economy

Repairing is again becoming the norm due to our need and want for self-staining communities. Just look at repair cafes. By reducing, reusing, sharing and finally recycling products, we’re radically changing the way we use and consume them.

What we can do?

Take WEEE or waste electrical and electronic equipment, it represents the one of the largest and most varied source of waste in the world and is growing by an estimated 3–5% annually. (Source: Eurostat) The recovery of expensive and scarce resources such as metals from these products represents a significant economic opportunity. However, current recycling technologies and business models have limited ability to recover these resources, and associated recovery rates remain relatively low and costly to achieve.

Washing Machine Recycling - Recycle IT
Washing Machine Recycling – Recycle IT

To address this, we need to manufacture products which fit the circular economy model. We need to build in longer life while removing obsolescence from electrical appliances, we need to ensure software updates and patches don’t slow down electronic devices e.g. phones and tables but rather make them more efficient and effective. We need products which can be opened and repaired. Business models for service and repair will grow to support this vision. It should mean products last longer and less of our natural resources are used Recycling should be consider the last option and when consider items should be recycled to create new products!

If wish to learn more, please look to Ellen MacArthur who set up the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010 to champion the circular economy concept. Since then, the foundation has been influential in making it resonate among world leaders, global corporations and academic institutions.

You can also read about what some businesses are doing @ Coming of age: The heroes and villains of the circular economy. The article features organisations including Patagonia and Apple  – well worth a read.


About Recycle IT

Recycle IT is the only Community Electronic Recycling Social Enterprise in Dublin providing a neighbourhood collection and drop services for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). During 2015 Recycle IT offered collection services to 100,000 homes and businesses across Dublin. Visit our website for further details.

Recycle IT @ Bloom in the Park 2016

Recycle IT are Blooming

Bloom in the Park is in its 10th year having been launched by Bord Bia in June 2007. The original aim for ‘Bloom’ was to promote Irish horticulture by providing a showcase for garden plants, garden design, construction, horticulture and gardening as a hobby. Well it worked, and 10 year on it’s an annual pilgrimage for well over 100,000 people to a 70 acre site at the heart of the Phoenix Park, close to Dublin City Centre.

Recycle IT @ Bloom
Recycle IT @ Bloom

WEEE Planters 

You might be asking yourself, what is an electrical recycling organisation doing attending the Irish premier horticulture event? In reply, Recycle IT repurpose and reuse washing machine and tumble dryer drums to promote the message of ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’. Drums recovered by Recycle IT are provided for use in community gardens, school gardens, and by Tidy  Town Groups across Dublin and Wicklow. We also have made drums available to keen gardeners and even movie makers to enhance their real and imaginary gardens. Bloom in the Park is an idea event to show people what can be achieved.

Recycle IT at Bloom 2016
Recycle IT at Bloom 2016

Recycle IT collect a range of electrical items daily including washing machines and tumble dryers. Our team select the best and work to prepare the drums for reuse” which includes, recovery, checking, cleaning, or removal operations. This leads to having drums which are reused as planters for trees, fruit, vegetables and flowers. Other garden uses include patio heaters and bbqs.

Community Reuse

Recycle IT attended Bloom 2016 as a member of the Irish, Community Reuse Network (CRN), an all Ireland representative body for community based reuse, recycling and waste prevention organisations. The  Community Reuse Network  does not operate any reuse or recycling services directly, however member organisations provide a range of reuse and recycling services.

Recycle IT - Fireplace Planter
Recycle IT – Fireplace Planter

Learning 

While attending the event the team visited other stands including stands from the best Irish food and beverages producers in the world. In our opinion the ‘Food Village’ was the most popular area and showed of the many positives of small, medium and larger Irish food and drinks producers. Our team got in insight into Ireland’s renowned fruit and vegetable industry and tasted a wide range of locally produced breads cheeses, juices and fruits in what was great weather and a wonderful venue. We also networked with other organisations and hopefully can help some recycle their old and once loved electrical equipment.

We are looking forward to next year!

Contact Recycle IT on 01 4578321 or click here to email our team.

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