Why we are featuring as Homegrown Heroes
Recycle IT is an award-winning social enterprise and community-based recycling initiative providing recycling services for waste electrical, electronic equipment (WEEE) and metal in Dublin and surrounding counties
The organisation was established as Clondalkin Community Recycling Initiative in 2002 to offer training and employment opportunities and reduce environmental harm created by the dumping of old appliances on brown and greenfield sites in Dublin. As we developed over the years Recycle IT endeavour to be innovation, impactful, improve people’s lives and address societal and environmental challenges.
Recycle IT is governed by a voluntary board of directors and is committed to the standards outlined in the Governance Code Principles in Ireland. Recycle IT have recently applied to the Charities Regulator to determine our suitability as a charity. We have recently extended our recycling permits across the Leinster region to support increased recycling.
Not for Profit Social Enterprise
Recycle IT operates with support from South Dublin County Partnership, Pobal, the Dormant Accounts Fund, South Dublin County Council and in partnership with WEEE Ireland. We also generate our own income to support operations.
As the organisation has developed it has offered an increased number of work experience, training and employment opportunities and now operates with over 25 people in full and part-time positions. Colleagues in these positions deliver community recycling services daily. They lift and move items daily for safe recycling and offer assistance with a smile.
Over the last 18 months, our team have archived an organisational milestone of safely recycling over 1100 tonnes of waste equipment received from householders, residents groups, schools, college charities, community groups and businesses.
The staff team have been handpicked by Panadol Ireland as one of their Homegrown Heroes to shine a light on the work he does in his community. The campaign seeks to identify and recognise community heroes across Ireland who make a difference every day, who don’t let pain or discomfort get in the way of their commitment to their cause.
For more information on Recycle IT visit www.recycleit.ie