National Bike Week 2021

Getting Going!

Cycling a bike remains a great way to keep fit and active and is a good way to boost immunity, it’s also fantastic for your general well-being (both physical and mental).

The Irish Sports Council say “Cycling is becoming more and more popular in Ireland both as a means of transport and as a leisure time pursuit. It is an ideal pursuit for all age groups and is truly a life-long activity. Cycling is ideal as part of a daily exercise routine and can be part of your daily commute, your trip to the shops or a weekend spin with friends just for fun.

National Bike Week Poster

If you’re a lapsed cyclist you may already have an old bike that’s perfect to get you out and about . If you decide to use an old bike it’s important that you make sure that it’s in good working order before getting out on the road. If your current bike is not up to the job you can always recycle safely.

Ireland’s National Bike Week

Bike Week is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling. This year, Bike Week will kick off on Sunday September 12th and end on Saturday September 18th and is promoted by the National Transport Authority

A variety of events both on the ground and online will be held throughout Ireland. Details of what will be happening in your part of the country over the next week can be found by clicking on Bike Week.

For information on Green-Schools Ireland events please click here.

For information about cycle safety, please visit the Road Safety Authority website.

Bike Reuse

When lookng for a new bike you might try a second hand (reuse a preloved bike). This may allow you buy a higher quality bike for a lower price. Lots of good preloved bikes are sold by individuals at very reasonable prices through varoius websites, social media and classified ads. Some bike shops also sell second hand bikes.

Bikes for Reuse or Recycling

However, and as with most things there can be some drawbacks. You can end up buying a well used bike which needs a lot of work so go see the bike and bring someone along who know a bit about the mechanics . Its also worth noting, there are stolen bikes placed on the reuse market weekly so be mindful of the seller.

If you want to buy a second hand or preloved bike you can try various location in Dublin including your local bike shop or social enterprises like Frontline Bikes or The Rediscovery Centre

Bike Recycling

If you are replacing an old bike it might be fit for reuse or you might just need to recycle it safely. Recycle IT accept all types of pure metal household items including bikes for recycling once they are deemed unfit for reuse by there owners.

There is no charge for recycling kids and adult bikes. They can be dropped off free to Recylce IT in Clondalkin, D22 Monday – Friday between 8.30am and 3.15pm.

About Recycle IT

Recycle IT, is a social enterprise offering electrical, electronic and pure metal recycling. Services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland and with the support of South Dublin County Council.

Recycle IT are part funded through Pobal (Community Service Programme), the Dormant Accounts Fund, Rethink Ireland, and Kickstart. Recycling services are authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.

For further details about our services call us on 01 4578321, email info@recycleit.ie or visit the Recycle IT website at www.recycleit.ie

Mixed Bikes For Recycling

Second Hand September 2021

Get involved in Second Hand September?

Its time to pledge to buy only second hand for 30 days or more. When you buy and donate second hand clothes with Oxfam Ireland you give items a longer life, help to slow down fast fashion and protect our planet and its people.

Launched by Oxfam Ireland, Second Hand September is all about embracing charity shops and pausing your spend in buy new-fashion stores or online during September and after!

Secondhand September – Shop Photo – Oxfam

Why Second Hand?

We can agree second-hand shopping can be great for following new trends, gaining an individual look or finding something special for an occasion without adding to the tonnes of fashion items already in use.

Some argue, fast-fashion is a good option to have availalbe, because of price, accessibility, and choice but it’s not always best for the environment because of the large quantities of nature resources like water used in production and the quick disposal of clothes after purchase.

People are starting to see just how much pressure throwaway fashion is putting on our environmnet, planet and people, and how unsustainable it is. Some are starting to take action, and you can too!

Set yourself a personal challenge, and join us for Second Hand September as we say yes to pre-loved clothes by giving them a second lease of life! 

What Next!

Oxfam have 47 shops across the island of Ireland all of which sell high-quality pre-loved clothes, accessories, handbags and shoes, and you can find even more items up for grabs on Fashion Relief TV, our interactive (always on!) shopping channel with Broadcaster Lorraine Keane.

Secondhand September – Clothes Photo – Oxfam

The store teams of nearly 1,000 staff and volunteers are ready to help you start (or continue!) your journey to more sustainable fashion choices during September 2021 and as your fashion needs change!

Once you have dropped into your local Oxfam shop, purchase a piece from the store, share it on your IG or Tiktok, or any social platforms using #SecondHandSeptember and tagging us @oxfamireland. Don’t forget to tag a friend to get involved. You can click here to visit the website.

The team in Recycle IT support Oxfam and are happy to share this worthwhile and valuable initiave

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Recycle IT is an award-winning not for profit social enterprise providing collection and drop off services for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Services are offered to homes, schools, charities, and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas. Our teams collect and help recycle a range of WEEE which includes thousands of computers, cables, monitors, microwaves, TV’s and much more.

Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by Pobal, Dorment Accounts, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.

Recycle IT Hybrid Collection Van

Dublin – The Big Clean-Up!

Dublin’s Biggest Clean-up Event

Did you know that in 2019 across Dublin, 1,500 volunteers got involved with 180 clean-ups were organised in different l ocations in just one weekend! Great effort and well done to all involved. Last year due to Covid 19 it was hard to run events by 2021 again offers opportunity!

We are delighted to share the news that a joint clean up initiative will take place again in 2021. It will operate across Dublin from the 11th to the 19th of September and Dublin Community Clean Up will be proudly supported by the four local authorities in Dublin.

Dublin Community Clean -Up 2021

Building on great achievement of 2019, the Dublin Community Clean-Up is now extended to the whole week and the four local authoritues are asking again all volunteers around #Dublin to join forces and organise clean-ups around the cities, to make this the biggest clean-up event ever!

Why not get your family and friends to be a part of the action? You can start your very own clean-up in your community, or take a look at our map and join an existing one.

Registrations are now open for the #dublincommunitycleanup 2021.

For more information on how to organise a clean-up or join an existing clean-up in your local area just visit www.dublincommunitycleanup.ie.

Don’t forget to join the conversation on social media at #dublincommunitycleanup.

World Cleanup Day 2021

During the same week, groups of people in countries across the world take part in World Cleanup Day. This year on Sept 18th 2021 volunteers and partners worldwide will come together safely, depsite ongoing restrictions related to Covid-19, to rid our planet of rubbish and waste – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets.

World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of people around the world to achieve incredible things by joining together.

Its success lies in cooperation and collaboration: building bridges between different communities, and including all levels of society – from citizens to business, to local and national government.

World Cleanup Day Poster

All types of environmental and community heroes get together to address cleanup challenges. Since 2018, World Cleanup Day has brought together millions of people for the biggest waste collection day in human history.

In 2018, 17.6 million people volunteered and in 2019, 21.2 million environment people joined in on an epic 36-hour green wave of cleanups across the globe – beginning in New Zealand and traveling around the world before ending in Hawaii.

Why not commit to a clean-up in your area. Individuals and organisations in Ireland can sign up here for World Cleanup Day 2021. To lean more about the day click here.

Click – About World Cleanup Day

About Recycle IT

Recycle IT is an award-winning not for profit social enterprise providing collection and drop off services for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). Services are offered to homes, schools, charities, and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas. Our teams collect and help recycle a range of WEEE which includes thousands of computers, cables, monitors, microwaves, TV’s 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 Leinster.

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Recycle IT Logo

Event sharing!

How to Save Your Planet One Object at a Time

Environmental scientist Dr. Tara Shine will guide you from room to room and occasion to occasion offering helpful environmental friendly solutions that will improve your life and benefit our planet.

This online webinar will be delivered by Dr. Shine. It will help you to make achievable, affordable and genuinely effective desicions and changes in your every day life and the life of our planet.

The webinar will include live Q&A with panel members and may use live polls to gather audience opinion.

A limited number of books ‘How to save your Planet one object at a time’ signed by Dr. Shine will be given to some audience members.

Sometimes it can feel overwhelming thinking about all that needs to be done to save our planet.

This book is the antidote to that feeling. Easy to read and easy to do – here’s all the information and inspiration you need to make a difference, simply by making smart choices about everyday objects, tasks and habits. 

Dr Tara Shine

Learn more about Dr. Tara Shine at www.tarashine.com

You can click here to register your attendance for the event at 7pm on Thursday Sept 16th 2021.

This event is run inconjunction with Dublin Climate Action Week 2021.

Visit Dublin Climate Action Week website for more information on further events taking place across the Dublin region.

Shared by Recycle IT

Recycle IT is an award-winning not for profit social enterprise providing collection and drop off services for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) Services are offered to homes, schools, charities, and businesses across Dublin and surrounding areas. Our teams collect and help recycle a range of WEEE which includes thousands of computers, cables, monitors, microwaves, TV’s and much more.

Recycle IT services are provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by Pobal, Dorment Accounts, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Leinster.

Community Collecitons – Recylce IT

2021 School Recycling Collections

Free Collection Service

Schools, colleges, and training organisations located in Dublin and surrounding areas now have the opportunity to recycle old and once valued electrical, electronic and pure metal equipment. If you need to declutter and create space recycling safely can really help.

The service is offered free and is dedicated to reducing large amounts of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) which accumulates in classrooms, canteens, stores, and labs over time.

Recycle IT, is a community based social enterprise, offering a simple and efficient route to recycle disused electrical and electronic items. After collection, items are broken down and recovered materials are processed for use in the manufacture of a new product. Your recycling helps sustain our organization and create employment and training opportunities.

The free collection service helps safely divert e-waste from landfill and makes use of old items that may have been thrown away. The types of items usually collected include computers, kitchen equipment, phone systems, mobile phones, laptops, tablets, monitors, projectors, printers, battery-operated toys, televisions, and radios. Please click here for a full list 

School Printers - Recycle IT
School Printers – Recycle IT

Schools, Community and Fundraising 

Our school’s 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 LauraLynn Children’s Hospice.

During the last 18 months, we worked with hundreds of schools, colleges, and training organizations all over Dublin and saw an overall increase in electrical equipment collected for recycling with a similar trend in 2021.

After a period away from work due to COVID-19 restrictions we are back collecting. We have again updated our health and safety policies and a small number of our team have returned to work to help operate our recycling collection services. We are now in a position to help your school safely recycle all types of electrical, electronic and pure metal equipment so do email us.

Register an interest

Schools, colleges, and trainers of all types in Dublin and surrounding area are welcome to register an interest, simply complete a registration form by clicking here or call our team on 01 4578321 Monday – Friday. 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.

About Recycle IT

Recycle IT is an award-winning, not for profit, social enterprise established to create employment and promote environmental awareness through recycling and reuse. We work in partnership with WEEE Ireland and are authorized by your local authority to provide electrical, electronic and pure metal recycling collections across Dublin since 2007. Recycle IT are fully compliant for WEEE Recycling with permit details available here.

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