Your Directory to Community Reuse and Recycling

We throw away vast amounts of stuff. Items that have nothing wrong with them, or that could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. This directory aims to help you find repair, reuse and recycling outlets to help you lighten the load on your bin, learn new skills, save money, contribute to social enterprise and be part of a growing movement.

Put Second Hand First

Almost anything you need can now be obtained second hand, through online exchanges, retail stores or directly from reuse centres. You can also pass on your unwanted goods for reuse to most of these places. For more information, get in touch by clicking on the links below.


  • Dublin: Upcycled fashion, furniture and bicycles can be found at the Rediscovery Centre. The UPcycling project is a creative reuse project currently specialising in upcycled libraries.
  • Cork: Upcycled & pre-loved furniture can be found at Duhallow Revamp.
  • Limerick: Upcycled & pre-loved furniture can be found at Back2New
  • Kerry: Upcycled & pre-loved furniture can be found at Kingdom Furniture Revamp
  • Longford: Upcycled & pre-loved furniture can be found at Revamp 3Rs

New to you:

  • Across Ireland: With over 440 charity shops across Ireland, you are never far from pre-loved clothing, furniture, bric a brac and more. Find your nearest charity shop here.
  • Dublin: Arts & craft supplies can be found at Recreate


  • Online: Businesses and individuals can find an incredible range of items from shower curtains to pool tables, free via the online SMILE Exchange and FreeTrade.

Repair it

It’s often surprisingly easy to repair things. There are many online resources like Ifixit (here) showing step by step how to fix all kinds of things, from clothing to mobile phones. Join the repair revolution by giving it a try.

For bigger repair jobs, get in touch with your local repair shop. Finding your local repair shop is now becoming easier, with these Local Authority Repair Directories:

Upcycle it

Some things can be improved on through upcycling, a creative reworking of products to give them a higher quality or value than the original.

Many of the skills can be learned online or from CRNI members who offer workshops to community groups and businesses.

Alternatively you can try a project yourself. See here for more information on how to do your own project.

Recycle it

Our community recycling members provide specialist outlets for items such as mattresses, IT equipment and more. In doing so, they provide sustainable and meaningful employment for people who might not otherwise have access to it.


IT equipment:

Household Recycling:

  • Northern Ireland: Bryson Recycling provides a collection service for household goods to Antrim, Ballymena, Belfast, Castlereagh, Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey, North Down, and Lisburn council areas.

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Our funders

EPA Circular Economy Programme

CRNI supports its members and works to mainstream reuse thanks to core funding provided by the EPA under the Circular Economy Programme.

For more information about the programme see here.

Project Funding

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Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair

CRNI’s Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair is funded by Ireland’s Regional Waste Management Plan Offices. This innovative virtual platform is open 24/7 and gives visitors the opportunity to explore green and social procurement opportunities provided by reuse, repair and recycling social enterprises and community-based organisations across Ireland.

Access the Green + Social Virtual Trade Fair here.

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