Something for the week!
South Dublin celebrates Eco Week 2018 from the 23rd – 27th April 2018. Eco week now in its 14th year and will be launched Monday 23rd April in the Civic Office in Tallaght. The event starts at 11am in the South Dublin County Council Chamber. All are welcome to attend!
The week long eco festival of free events encourage everyone in the county to play a role in reducing their impact on the environment in a fun, enjoyable and practical way which match the needs of your community.
Events include environmental workshops, shows, talks and eco walks on themes such as waste prevention, re-use, recycling, energy, water, biodiversity and climate change These activities are scheduled to take place all around the south Dublin in libraries, parks, offices and recycling centres. There is something for everyone from Community Groups to Schools, Business,Householders and Individuals.
This year Irish wildlife Trust will be running a series of library talks and parkland walks in south county Dublin to explore the wildlife around us. South county Dublin’s parks, gardens, waterways and uplands support a wealth of wildlife. Join the Irish wildlife Trust to learn about the importance this biodiversity in our lives and how we can help protect it. Max of 30 people for each event.
To learn more visit
- Griffeen Park, Lucan on Monday the 23rd April at 10am,
- Tymon Park, Tallaght on Friday the 27th April at 10am.
Things to try for Eco Week
Recycle IT have complied a list of 11 things you might consider doing for Eco Week 2018, hopefully they are all eco-friendly!
- Get out community gardening.
- Arrange an eco-cleanup of your local area.
- Clean out your wardrobe and donate to charity.
- Plant a tree.
- Compost the grass cuttings.
- Volunteer some time with an environmental group.
- Reduce plastic waste as you are shopping e.g. leave it with the shop as a message!
- Get the family to go vegetarian for a day.
- Get together with friends for “Green Party” with organic food and drinks.
- Being you family on woodland adventure walk.
- Visit the Recycle IT WEEE display at the Council office in Tallaght
Recycle IT for Eco Week
Starting April 23rd residents living and businesses operating in South County Dublin can benefit from free recycling. They can recycle all dual-purpose home and small office electrical/electronic equipment free with Recycle IT during Eco Week 2018 and afterwards!
All you need to do is drop off your electrical equipment at the Recycle IT recycling facility in Clondalkin. The team will be on hand all week to help you will lifting or moving items. You can in advance on 01 4578321 to let them know your coming or to get directions. The centre is open from 8.30am to 4pm Monday to Thursday and 3pm on Friday. Visit www.recycleit.ie to learn more.
WEEE to work
Recycle IT in association with South Dublin County Council will operate a WEEE to Work Collection Week for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). People working in local organisations and businesses are invited to participate by bringing their old electrical items to work. The Recycle IT team will accept any items with a plug or a battery. Batteries will also be collected during the week, just bag or box them and bring them along.
Small WEEE drop off points will be set up in the lobby of the South Dublin County Council offices in Tallaght or if you wish to organise a dedicated and Free WEEE to Work Collection from your office or business, Recycle IT will be happy to support.
If you have questions or would like to arrange a WEEE to Work collection from your office or business, please call John on 01 4578321 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the website www.recycleit.ie to learn more about electrical recycling. Let’s make this an Eco Week to remember! This event is delivered in partnership with WEEE Ireland.
For more information on Eco-Week or to book a place at an event please visit www.southdublin.ie or contact the Environmental Awareness Section, South Dublin County Council on 01 4149000 to learn more.