What to recycle / donate where? – Updated 1st November 2017

Upcycled Furniture by Zoe Murphy

Your local recycling centre will take a lot of items for recycling but for those tricky items here are a list of other places to try. Remember though, it’s always better to repair or reuse your own goods than to recycle it if possible.

Furniture

 

Matresses

 

Computers etc

 

Electrical

 

Gardening Equipment / Plant Pots

  • Local community gardens
  • Local horticultural college

 

Bicycles

 

Duvets & Bedlinen

  • Animal Shelters such as Dogs Trust. (phone before delivering just to check they still take them)

 

Worn-out Clothes

  • Liberties Recycling in Dublin 2 take worn out clothes and convert them into rags for use in industry.
  • Worn out tights (pantyhose) can be sent to Swedish Stockings who will reply with a voucher off their products.
  • Some charity shops will accept worn out clothing to sell to ‘rag’ companies

 

Worn-out Shoes

  • Sometimes Clarke’s store have bins where you can donate worn-out shoes
  • Liberties Recycling in Dublin 2 sends worn out leather shoes to Africa so that the leather can be used to make crafts.

 

Bras

  • The Cancer Society’s Clothes bins
  • Smalls for All (By Post to UK based charity)

 

Toiletries

  • Women’s Refuges, although phone ahead to check first.

 

Books

  • Opening Minds book stores and the School Supply Centres, in Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Stillorgan will take school books
  • Books in good condition can be sold through Amazon
  • You can swap books on bookmooch.com
  • You can sell books on musicmagpie.co.uk, webuybooks.co.uk,
  • Your local library may take them, particularly if they’re specialist in nature.
  • See if a local pub or café or hostel has a book exchange shelf

 

Misc

 

You can also try rehoming stuff on websites like

Finally, if you have a specialist item that you has value but you haven’t been able to rehome consider dropping it into an appropriate shop. I inherited an open-box of pen refills for a quality brand pen that I didn’t own so I dropped them into the the Pen Corner in Dublin 2, who stock that brand. They get free stock, I get empty space in my house – win win!

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6 thoughts on “What to recycle / donate where? – Updated 1st November 2017

  1. I didn’t know the cancer society took bras, I’ve never seen any bins. I want to get rid of some bras, and was planning on posting them to Smalls For All but I will have another look in the cancer soc shop 🙂

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