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Recycle IT – Dublin JCI Friendly Business Award Winners – Go National

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.

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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 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. You can read more about the JCI awards and other winners at ThinkBusiness.ie

 

JCI Friendly Award Winners 2016
JCI Friendly Award Winners 2016

Next Stage

The next step is the JCI Ireland National Friendly Business Awards.  Voting is now open and you can click here to register your vote for Recycle IT . Every vote puts us in with a chance of winning a national award under the JCI Ireland Eco Friendliness category. Remember you can vote daily right up until midnight on Sept 25th 2016.

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.

11 Recycling Facts for 2016

Recycling Week 2016

It was Repak Recycling Week 2016, recently and Reuse Month is coming this October. These named weeks and months are established to promoted the importance of  reuse and recycling. They offers you,  your kids, family, friends and colleagues an opportunity to refresh on how to reduce, reuse and recycle and learn some facts about how we are doing as a nation.

Its worth noting recycling is a very effective  economic development tool as well as an environment saver. The mantra of Reduce, Reuse  Recycling offers direct employment opportunities and can reduce environmental concerns in communities.

 When items are collected with skill and care, some can be fixed for reuse and others disassembled becoming a resource that contributes to local income, jobs, business expansion, and the local economy.

Repak recently released figures noting that 98% of Irish people know how important recycling is, yet there’s still work to be done. Even though most of us recycle, there are still issues around recycling contamination meaning that even those of us with the best intentions are actually putting the wrong things in that green bin. Contamination in your recycling bin can be as high as 36%.

Recycle IT - Community Electrical Recycling
Recycle IT – Community Electrical Recycling Collection

Don’t Bin Electronic and Electrical Items  

When you think of electronic or electrical waste equipment (WEEE) or e-waste, do you think of items like computers, radios, light bulbs, zip disks, and tapes drives, clock alarms or wall clocks, even cameras, it’s really any items with computerised parts.

These items and similar are adding to an ever increasing e-waste mountain and the pile usually starts building in people’s homes. We know  electrical or electronic items  are not recycled as easily or as frequently as other recyclable materials such as paper, glass or plastics. Some of the items are very large and hard to recycle, others are small and have a personal or perceived value so people don’t want to let them go!

Lets share some facts! 
  1. Generally the original owner of a laptop will keep it only three years before it is tossed. Mobile phones last 24 months or less.
  2. It is estimated in 2013 that 84% of all Irish households have access to a computer at home with the figure highest in Dublin region where 86% of all households have a computer (CSO 2013)
  3. There were 5,432,182 active mobile phone subscriptions at the end of March 2013 which works out as 1.185 mobile phones for every person in Ireland (ComReg)
  4. Recycling electronic and electrical equipment allows materials to be reused, and re-using materials creates new jobs.
  5. Recycling just one computer has a positive impact on stopping electronic waste pollution.
  6. Between 1950 and 2005, worldwide metals production grew six times.
  7. Electronic waste can contain more than 1,000 components, many of which are toxic, including heavy metals like lead, mercury and cadmium.
  8. Nokia report that globally, 74% of consumers don’t think about recycling mobile phones, despite the fact that around the same number, 72%, think recycling makes a difference to the environment.
  9. Technology and IT equipment make up only 6% of the overall WEEE recycled in Ireland (WEEE Ireland Report 2014)
  10. Computers, laptops and tablets are not designed to be recycled mechanically – they are difficult to take apart, many of the materials cannot be easily identified. It takes real manual effort to extract components. (Recycle IT 2015)
  11. Recycling helps to conserve energy and as a result less greenhouse gases are emitted

There are many ways that recycling helps our environment. Why not try to remember and introduce these 5 points.

  • A reduction in landfill and industrial waste by reuse or recycling.
  • Reduced energy usage by reuse or recycling.
  • Less pollution through reuse or recycling.
  • Increased employment by reuse or recycling.
  • Sustainable usage of nature resources by reuse and recycling.

When Irish people wish to make a point, they usually do it well. This needs to be the case with reduce, reuse and recycling

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Recycled Plastic Bottle Greenhouse

By recycling, your positive actions makes you part of the solution rather than part of a global problem. As local communities we must plan and first take steps to reduce the amount of waste and including e-waste that is clogging up our lives .

Making sure that recyclable items such as computers don’t end up in the wrong bin, landfills or illegally dumped is an important step toward green living and environmental conservation for future generation.

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 www.recycleit.ie  to learn more or book your recycling collection on telephone 01 4578321.

Learn more about Repak Recycling here

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Recycle IT – Business Collection Service

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It’s as easy as – 

Emailing us for free

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Recycling with us for free 

Collection only charge apply 

 

Recycle IT offers a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collection service from businesses and households in Dublin. From floor polishers to fridges, printers, lights or PCs… just call us to arrange a collection time for your old electrical items.

Recycle IT Collection Service
Recycle IT  – Collection Service

We’ll collect directly from your premises and ensure secure recycling of your items. Many items are broken down into their component parts for processing into new raw materials.

We are happy to accept anything electrical but due to high processing costs commercial fridges and business printers need to be quoted separately  but do call or email for a competitive price.

Recycle IT Collection Service
Recycle IT – Collection Service
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.

Book a Collection:

  1. For a free of charge community or residents collections in Dublin and the surrounding areas  please call 01 4578321 or book online here
  2. To book a personal and business collections please call 01 4578321 or book online here

Visit our website for further details.

Electrical Recycling in Schools, Colleges….

2016 Electrical and Electronic Recycling for Schools, Colleges…

Dublin schools, colleges and training organisations have the opportunity to take part in a pre Christmas free recycling collection. The service is dedicated to waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). The collection commenced in September and runs through until Christmas.

Recycle IT, a community based social enterprise, offers a simple and efficient way for schools to recycle disused electrical and electronic items, after which the recovered materials are processed for use in the manufacture of new product.

The free collection service help diverts e-waste from landfill and makes use of old items that may have been thrown away. The types of items that will be collected include kitchen equipment, phone systems, mobile phones, computers, monitors, laptops, projectors, printers, battery-operated toys, televisions and radios (really any item with a plug or battery)

We Recycle IT - Schools - Colleges - Trainers
We Recycle IT – Schools – Colleges – Trainers

Schools, Community and Fundraising 

Our schools collection service is organised as part of our free community collection service. We also support WEEE Ireland with collections of batteries from schools around Dublin which in turn supports the work of  the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.

During 2015 we worked with schools, colleges and trainers all over Dublin and saw an overall increase in electrical equipment supplied for recycling and we are hoping for a similar trend in 2016. We encourage students, parents and teachers to get involved by bring in once loved electrical items from home. We hope this will increase awareness of electrical recycling and encourage the next generation to recycle as a norm. Recycling electrical equipment might also help your school achieve or maintain your valued Green Flag

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Recycle IT – Supporting Battery Recycling

 

About Recycle IT

Recycle IT (formally Clondalkin Community Recycling Initiative) are a not for profit, social enterprise established to create employment and promote environment awareness through recycling and reuse. We work in partnership with WEEE Ireland and are authorized by your local authority to provide electrical recycling collections across Dublin since 2007. Recycle IT are fully compliant for WEEE collection with permit detail available here.

Register an interest

Schools, colleges and trainers wishing to register or schedule a collection simply need to complete a registration form by clicking here or call 01 4578321 by midday on April 29th 2016. Once you call or email we can help you plan and schedule your e-waste collection.

For more information about Recycle IT please click here.

29 Reduce, Reuse and Recycling Tips

Go Green of life

Recycling is an easy way to protect our environment and climate while ensures the wellbeing of our community for the next generation. However, the success of recycling depends on the active participation of every member of the community including kids of all ages.

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Recycle IT – Reuse IT – Bag-for-life

By everyone doing a little, we all can reduce the amount of waste that is deposited in the landfill or incinerated. Thinking about the reuse of materials made from recycled materials helps maintain the recycling circle and its part in the circular  economy.

We have listed 29 recycling tips – You might adapt some!

  1. Use both sides of the page when writing or drawing
  2. Give your kids or local schools part used printed paper for drawing.
  3. Bring your food to school or work using a reusable hardware tub
  4. Rent or hire school books and supplies (reuse)
  5. Hire gardening tools that you only use occasionally
  6. Opt for low-energy light bulbs
  7. Give your unwanted clothes a second life
  8. Reuse and repair as much as possible
  9. Choose to buy soap
  10. Choose long life or durable products e.g. reusable razors or ink pens
  11. Use rechargeable batteries in home appliances
  12. Avoid unnecessary purchasing of occasion products, e.g. Christmas, Easter
  13. Offer gifts, such as tickets for a show, sports event or concert leading to reduce material content
  14. Choose eco-friendly products – read the labels
  15. Buys product with less packaging
  16. Buy regular use products in bulk, e.g. tinned and jarred products.
  17. Reuse shopping bags
  18. Use refillable products e.g. coffee, loss tea
  19. Drink tap water
  20. Prepared food at home for picnics while reusing flasks, tubs, knives, forks, and reusable carry bags
  21. Choose fresh food rather than processed food, healthier and less packaging
  22. Limited home and office printing, share files over email or file sharing tools e.g. Dropbox
  23. Recycle ink cartridges
  24. Bring a mug and glass to work to refill coffee, tea or water during the working day
  25. Approach office supply companies about purchasing used office equipment
  26. Cycle to work rather than take the car
  27. Car share where distances are longer and where public transport is not accessible.
  28. Take your uneaten food home from restaurants in a doggy bag.
  29. Composite garden cuttings to create a natural fertilizer

The 3 R’s

In Ireland and across Europe, the focus on the 3 R’s has increased over recent years As recovery of resources through, reuse, repurposing and recycling has increased it has become increasingly important for consumers to take steps themselves to ensure product are recycled using accessible and  economically sustainable solutions.

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Reused Tumble Dryer Drum by Recycle IT 

Recycle IT are at the forefront in offering WEEE recycling services directly to people’s homes. We deliver over 2000 leaflet a week  promoting our community collection service. A few days later our teams visit the area and provide a curbside collection. We encourage people to take advantage of this free and accessible collection service. We also offer services to business, community groups and schools and colleges so rest assured we have a service to match your needs.

By recycling in this way you can be assured your waste electrical and electronic equipment with be treated in accordance with WEEE legislation. Your efforts also helps our organisation create training and employment opportunities which otherwise would not exist .

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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

12 Reasons for Residents to Recycle

Residents Recycling WEEE for FREE

Like many Irish people you probably recycle lots of your household waste. 2016 figures from REPAK show that 98% of people in Ireland recycle in Ireland. 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.

12 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.
  12. Recycling provides access to materials for repurposing and reuse by others

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