Our mission

ReCreate’s Mission is to be an inclusive and successful social enterprise inspiring curiosity, creativity and care for the environment.

We do this by:

  • Providing accessible and affordable art materials and educational supplies to all sectors of the community across Ireland
  • Championing awareness around reuse and diverting materials from landfill
  • Encouraging social inclusion through extensive work placement programmes for those with additional needs and those distant from the labour force

ReCreate is a social enterprise making art materials and educational supplies affordable and accessible to every sector of the community for all kinds of creative purposes, achieved by salvaging clean, reusable materials from business and distributing to members for free in unlimited quantities. The project is based around the concept known as Creative Reuse which encourages the public to reuse materials that would normally be thrown away in all kinds of creative and inventive ways.

Members pay an annual subscription fee and in turn have unlimited access to the materials stored in ReCreate’s Warehouse Of Wonders (WOW).

Recreate is registered as a charity with the Revenue Commissioners (CHY 20853) in Ireland.


Unit 5
Block J, Ballymount Drive
Ballymount Industrial Estate
Dublin 12



Tel 014 568 798
Email info [at] recreate.ie
Web www.recreate.ie/


Monday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Sunday Closed


We source clean, end of line, surplus and unwanted materials and items from business all over Ireland. We then collect, sort and supply these fantastic materials as Arts and Crafts materials and Educational Play resources for Early years, Primary/Secondary Schools, Individual artists and students, families, community and special needs groups. Membership is open to anyone and gives unlimited access to our “Warehouse of Wonders”. We also have a creative workshop in house should you be overwhelmed by a desire to create on the spot or you can hire it out for any kind of inventive and imaginative events, Community or individual projects, children’s parties or corporate outings with a creative twist.

Our ReCreate artists also work with hundreds of groups each year all over Ireland, facilitating workshops and large events. We also have an extensive Team Building & Corporate training programme.

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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.

Circular Textiles

CRNI is leading an EPA Green Enterprise project Circular Textiles, which will test the impact of three different separate collection systems for textiles and explore how we could manage the additional quantity of textiles that are collected. This project will be concluded in 2022.

For more information about the project see here.