Waste Management

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Public Domain

Photo of Flower display in Finglas VillageIn Dublin there are a number of different options for householders to recycle their waste including household wheelie bins, bring banks and recycling centres.

Kerbside waste collections are available in the Dublin region for mixed household waste (grey/black bin) and for recyclables (green bin). Householders can recycle all plastics, cardboard, paper newspapers and magazines and aluminium cans.


The Finglas Village Tidy Towns

Committee was established in 2008 to encourage both residents and Business Owners  to work together to enhance & promote Finglas Village
Our goal is to maintain a high standard of cleanliness in Finglas Village through Planting/Sweeping/Cleaning & Painting

For more information or to become a Volunteer please click here

Bagged Domestic Waste to be accepted at recycling centres

Dublin City Council are pleased to announce that bagged household domestic waste will be accepted at Ringsend Recycling Centre and Northstrand Recycling Centre from Monday 26th September. There will be a €4 charge for each 80 litre bag of domestic waste disposed..

For more details about both recycling centres, click here

For further information, please contact Sandra Smith, Environmental Awareness Officer on ext. 4562 or email: sandra.smith@dublincity.ie

Green Schools Programme

The Green-Schools programme is based on the principle of sustainable development and its aim is to promote environmental awareness within schools to the point where is becomes an intrinsic part of the ethos of the school. It goes beyond this to raise environmental awareness in the wider community, as those involved have a positive influence on parents and local business through activities and publicity. While working on the programme, children learn about environmental issues and how their behaviour can have either a positive or a negative effect on the environment around them. It fosters a sense of ownership of the environment and it develops their sense of personal and collective responsibility for the care of the environment.

There are 44 schools (primary/secondary) in the North West Area. Currently 28 schools have registered with the Green Schools Programme of which 20 have received green flags.

  • To date we have 49 green flags in the area. 19 in Finglas and 30 in Ballymun.
  • 20 schools have been awarded their first green flag
  • 17 schools have been awarded their second green flag
  • 7 schools have been awarded their third green flag
  • 4 schools have been awarded four green flags

1 school has been awarded their fifth green flag and is now aiming for their sixth.  To see details of what schools have been awarded Green Flags, please click here

For more information on the Green Schools Programme, please click here.


Local Clean Ups

Dublin City Council promotes civic responsibility and will assist residents in cleaning up the area that they live in. We will arrange gloves, brushes, bags and we will remove any rubbish collected during a clean up.

If your community requires assistance in organizing a clean up, please contact:

Publin Domain Officer, Finglas Civic Centre, Mellowes Road, Finglas, D.11.
Tel:(01) 222 5412/5496
Fax: (01) 856 7016

For further information on National Spring Clean, please visit the website www.nationalspringclean.org

Report Graffiti/Illegal Dumping

If you wish to report incidents of illegal dumping or graffiti in your area, please contact the following:

Other Waste Management Services

Bring Centres


 Bring Centre Location Opening Hours  Material Collected
Colaiste Eoin Community Bring Centre, Cappagh Road, Finglas, Dublin 11.

Monday - Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Closed weekends

Closed Bank Holidays

Glass, Paper, Cans, Cardboard, Tetra Pak, Plastics, Textiles. 


For more information on Dublin Bring Centre locations, please click here