What to recycle / donate where? – Updated 15.08.16

July 10, 2016

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.




Computers etc

  • Camara, Dublin 20
  • Recycle IT, Dublin 22


Gardening Equipment / Plant Pots

  • Local community garden
  • Local horticultural college


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 Shoes

  • Sometimes Clarke’s store have bins where you can donate worn-out shoes


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


  • Women’s Refuges

School Books


You can also try giving away or  selling unwanted stuff on websites like



4 Responses to “What to recycle / donate where? – Updated 15.08.16”

  1. All the usual charity shops take worn out clothes too for selling on for rags, I usually try to separate them into a separate bag but they will do that with anything they think they can’t sell.
    Books to Charity Shops also. School Books may be resold if clean and still in use – School Supply Centre in Rathfarnham Shopping Centre will pay cash for any they can re-sell.

    Do DoneDeal.ie and MyAdverts.ie for re-selling count for furniture? Also Jumbletown for giving away. They are handy because if you find a buyer/recipient they will usually collect.

  2. therese Says:

    st vincent de paul has a second hand furniture shop in Navan and I think one in Drogheda and they are very good to help people in need of furniture.

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