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WEEE Ireland partnership with Recycle IT

WEEE Ireland has an ongoing partnership with Recycle IT, an award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise which creates sustainable local employment through a community based professional waste management services.

WEEE Ireland Initiative / Social Enterprise / WEEE Ireland & Partners / Other Large Equipment / Other Small Equipment / Screens & Monitors / Recycle

Key Findings

  • Recycle IT was established to create employment and prevent environmental damage caused by the illegal dumping of EEE. 
  • Each year, Recycle IT collects WEEE from approximately 100,000 homes and businesses in the greater Dublin area. 
  • Despite challenging conditions, their team safely collected over 560 tonnes of waste equipment for recycling in 2020.

Summary

Recycle IT is a unique Community Electronic Recycling Social Enterprise providing a neighbourhood and community kerbside and business collection service for all types of waste electrical and electronic equipment in South Dublin and surrounding areas. 

Recycle IT was established in 2002 with support from South Dublin County Council (SDCC) and Clondalkin Partnership as well as WEEE Ireland, to offer employment and reduce environmental harm created by the illegal dumping of old household appliances. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, Recycle IT has benefited the WEEE sector through the collection of electronic waste from householders and organisations who may otherwise find it hard to recycle. Recycle IT is a member of CRNI (Community Resources Network Ireland).  

They offer collection services to homes and organisations across Dublin, collecting a range of WEEE including kettles, TVs, dishwashers, and computers. Income generated by collection and breakdown of e-waste is reinvested in training and employment and environmental awareness.  Recycle IT endeavour to support people living and working in communities including householders and place an emphasis on individual needs. Their collection teams are experienced and happy to support people requiring additional assistance with lifting or moving electronic items.

For more Information

Recycle IT website

Email: info@recycleit.ie