Household waste generated in Dublin City is collected, treated and disposed of through an increasingly integrated system. Householders have access to a kerbside green bin for mixed dry recyclables as well as a comprehensive network of recycling centres, community bring centres & glass bottle network.
There are currently 2 full scale Recycling Centres (previously known as Civic Amenity Centres) operating within Dublin City and a further 9 are Bring Centres at a Community Level. Recycling Centres and Bring centres are distinct from bottle banks/bring banks in that they are generally located within purpose built sites, are manned by permanent staff – either from the Local Authority or Private Contractor, have restricted opening hours and accept an extensive range of materials.
So the recycling system that Dublin City Council operates can be broken into the following 3 streams: Civic Amenity Centres, Community Bring Centres and Bottle Banks.
To find out more about opening hours, accepted materials etc please click on the links below:
Civic Amenity Sites(CA Sites), and Community Bring Centres
The following is a list of recycling symbols that you may see on packaged products and goods that you buy. Understanding these recycling symbols will help you to choose the best recycling option:
This recycling symbol indicates that a glass product can be recycled in a glass recycling bottle bank, once it has been washed.
The Green Dot
This is a European trademark that producers and suppliers include on their packaging advising consumers that they have contributed financially to the recycling of the products packaging. It does not mean that the packaging is recyclable.
This recycling symbol indicates that aluminium packaging can be recycled.
This recycling symbol indicates that steel can be recycled.
This recycling symbol indicates that the products packaging can be recycled. It does not automatically mean it is accepted in all recycling collection systems. Sometimes this is used with a x% figure in the middle which is used to denote that the packaging contains x% of recyclable material.
This recycling symbol shows that the paper or cardboard has been made with at least 75% genuine waste paper, or board fibre, or a mix of both. No part of the 75% contains mill produced paper.
This recycling symbol shows that the product contains wood from sustainably managed forests and is independently certified in accordance with the rules of the Forest Stewardship Council.
Dispose of this carefully and thoughtfully. Do not litter.
The symbols below can be used the identify the different types of plastic. Most of the plastic recycling facilities in Ireland will accept PET and HDPE bottles. Some also take clean LDPE.
For information on recycling at home or in work please see http://www.recyclemore.ie/