Reuse, Repair & Recycling
General Directory of Members

Repair, reuse and recycling are easy steps you can take to reduce your consumption and climate impact. CRNI Members provide these goods and services with a social impact, through their social enterprises, charities and voluntary organisations.

Reuse & repair at home

Cloth Nappy Library Ireland lets you try reusable nappy kits from newborn to Potty training ages for only €20. Find out about borrowing here or the benefits of cloth here

Refill your reusable coffee cup at a cafe participating in the Conscious Cup Campaign for a discount or other rewards, using the map here

Refill your reusable water bottle using Refill Ireland ‘s free tap map network of over 1300 locations here.

Find a local repair service to extend the life of your everyday things with Repair My Stuff.

Learn how to Stop Food Waste through shopping, storage and cooking tips here.

Fashion & Homeware 

NATIONAL:

Buy or donate quality second hand and vintage fashion, accessories and bric a brac from over 450 shops in the Irish Charity Shops Association. Find your local shop here.

Buy charity shop clothing, shoes, accessories and books / media online with Thriftify.  

Give or find unwanted clothing, accessories and homeware for free online with FreeTrade Ireland or lend, give or find them online with WeShare.

DUBLIN: Buy 100% redesigned and repurposed clothing, accessories and homeware ranges from Rediscover Fashion.

ROSCOMMON: Buy or donate quality second hand fashion, accessories and bric a brac or upcycled goods from Roscommon Women’s Network.

Furniture

Quality second hand and upcycled furniture can be bought, donated to, repaired by or exchanged at:
 

NATIONAL: FreeTrade Ireland (online exchange)

NATIONAL: Irish Charity Shops 

LIMERICK: Back2New 

CORK: Deaf Enterprises 

CORK: Duhallow Revamp   

KERRY: Kingdom Furniture

DUBLIN: Rediscover Furniture(repair & sales)

DUBLIN: WeShare (online exchange)

LONGFORD: Revamp 3Rs 

BELFAST: East Belfast Mission 

Creative Materials & Paint

DUBLIN: Source affordable and accessible art materials and educational supplies from ReCreate for free in unlimited quantities when you become a member. Find out about membership here.

DUBLINBuy recycled and reblended paint from Rediscover paint the Rediscovery Centre Eco Store for €1 per 1 Litre. Please note they do not accept paint for recycling. 

BELFAST, LISBURN: Buy surplus paint from East Belfast Mission through their Restores.

Bicycles

NATIONAL: Give or find bicycles for free on the nationwide platform FreeTrade Ireland or lend, donate or find a bicycle via WeShare.

BELFAST: Donate to or buy bicycles from East Belfast Mission through their Restores in Belfast.

DUBLIN: Buy a reconditioned bike from Rediscover Cycling in the Rediscovery Centre. Please note they do not accept bicycles for repair or reuse.

DUBLIN: Donate your old bicycle to RecycleIT where bikes and parts are reused where possible or recycled. Recycle IT are now working with a Dublin based charity and social enterpriseto share bikes, bike frames, and parts so bikes can be rebuilt and sold at affordable prices.

CORK: Learn how to repair your bicycle or buy a reconditioned bike at Cork Community Bikes 

GALWAY: Learn how to repair your bicycle or buy a reconditioned bike atAn Mheitheal Rothar 

Mattress Recycling

DUBLIN: EcoMattress Recycling provides a domestic collection service in the Dublin area. Contact 018 603 619 or info [at] ecomatt.ie for a quote.

CONNACHT-ULSTER: BounceBack Recycling provides a domestic collection service in the Galway and wider area. Contact 091 760877 for a quote. 

Electrical & other recycling

DUBLIN: RecycleIT is the only electrical, electronic and metal recycling service offering kerbside, door to door and organisational recycling collections in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow. In addition to TV’s, monitors, laptops and servers, appliances and toys can also be recycled. 

BELFAST, DONEGAL:Bryson Recycling delivers high quality, efficient and cost effective recycling services including kerbside collection for over 170,000 households in Northern Ireland (see here for locations) and recycling centres in Donegal (see here for details).

Workshops

Learn more about upcycling and repair of fashion, furniture and bicycles through the Rediscovery Centre’s courses. The Rediscovery Centre also offers workshops designed for community groups and libraries – find out more here

Learn how to upcycle with ordinary household materials with ReCreate’s online workshops. ReCreate also runs tailored workshops on creative reuse for all groups and ages.

Learn how to upcycle, sew and repair clothes or prevent food waste with the Use-Less Project.

Offer or swap skills on exchange platform WeShare.

Education & Events

Keep an eye on CRNI’s events page for all member events.

ReCreate and Rediscovery Centre both offer children’s birthday party packages and run regular events.

The Use-Less Project runs events where you can learn more about sustainable fashion or food waste prevention.

Native Events is is Ireland’s leading sustainable event production company providing consultancy, equipment and staff for sustainable events.

For more information about the goods and services our members offer to businesses and public bodies please visit our dedicated directory here.

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Our funders

EPA National Waste Prevention Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

Pilot Northern Ireland Reuse and Repair Network

CRNI received funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and rural Affairs in 2020 to carry out a pilot establishing a reuse and repair network in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the project see here.

Qualification and Quantification of Reuse

CRNI is part of a research consortium working on the Q2Reuse project, which aims to develop a methodology for the qualification and quantification of reuse. This project will be concluded in 2021.

For more information about the project see here.