Waste & Recycling

recycle_icon350Did you know that in Ireland we produce almost 20 million tonnes of household waste every year? Recycling should be encouraged but instead many domestic waste companies charge their customers for green and brown waste. Waste material such as paper and aluminium are commodities that are traded internationally. Waste paper, for example, is a necessary ingredient in the new paper industry in China. It has benefits when mixed with the raw wood pulp.

Recycling

Recycling not only saves on raw material but also saves on energy. The Government needs to reintroduce incentives to households to recycle all their recyclable waste. Currently it is done on an ad hoc basis. Each household has a different version of what can go into the green bin.

In brief by recycling, we:

Preserve our natural resources

Conserve energy by reducing the need to produce new products

Reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill thus reducing methane gas emissions which contribute to global warming

Eliminate the need for incinerator thus reducing harmful dioxins entering our atmosphere

Types of materials that can be recycled:

  • Plastics, hard and soft
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Clothes and general textiles
  • Glass
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Kitchen food waste
  • Garden waste
  • Tin Cans
  • Mobile phones
  • Laptops
  • Personal computers
  • Household Batteries
  • Electronic waste – WEEE
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • CFL light bulbs
  • Glass
  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Green and garden waste
  • Mobile phones
  • Car Batteries
  • Gas Cylinders
  • Paint
  • Printer Cartridges
  • Waste Oil
  • Ask your recycle company for a list of which items they will allow into the green and brown bins.

List of Sustainable Contractors by area

2EVA.ie

360 Insulations

A Build

Aei

Aherne Air

All Build Energy

All Gas

Alliance

August BioPro

B Set

Baker & Co

BCD Energy

BER Certificates

BerCert.com

Bluestream

Carlow Insulations

Claregate

Codex Energy

COdi Energy Rating

Colm G Holmes

Comfort Solutions

Complete Insulation

Complete Insulations

CPI Foam

CSM

Darren Sweeney

Dowd Energy

Easy BER Certs

Eco Builders

Eco Home Heating

EHP Renewables

EJ Fidgeon

Energis Consulting

Evolved Energy

Fahy Fitzpatrick

Fairco

Firebird

Gas or Oil

Green Circle

Green Oak Energy

GreenHeat

Harris Heating


 

 

 

 

 

Heat Pumps Ireland

Home Insulation

Homegrade

Hometherm

Hotfoot

ICYNENE

Jason Fahy Heating

Keith Tighe

Kilkenny Precast

King Group

LF Building Services

Louth BER

MyFoam

Newbridge Heating

NF Plastering

Nolan Heat Services

NRG Solutions

O’Brien Energy

OGS

Premier Insulations

ProService

R E S

Red Tec

RED Tech

Senator Windows

Sepcon

SES Water

Shane Casey Ltd

Solar Panel People

Solo Check

Stove & Chimney

Stronge

Sustainable Heating

The Attic Man

Top Cap

Total Floor Heating

Tpw Systems

Unbeatable

Underfloorheating.ie

Unipipe

Update Heating

Warmth

Warmup

Airflow Services

Alternative Heating

AM Leak Detection

Ashgrove Renewables

BCD Energy

BER Certs Cork

BER Certs Kerry

BER Certs Limerick

BER Certs Tipp.

Bio Foam

Boyhill Cookers

BR Insulation

C & W Insulations

CareyGlass Solar

Clash Heating

Comfort Solutions

Complete Insulation

Connolly Insulation

Cork Enterprise

DC Renewables

Eco Warm

Eddie Connolly

Eirland

Energis Consulting

Enviromol

Flor O’Mahony

Fogarty Plumbing

Gilroys

Grainger Energy

GreenHeat

H S N

ICYNENE

Insulex

Ireland Waste Water

J V Sewage

Jason Fahy Heating

Joseph C Kenny

Kerry Solar Heating

Kerry Therm

King Group

M R H

McAuliffePlantHire

MK Building Services

Molloy

MPM Maintenance

Munster HRV

Munster Insulation

New Heat Solutions

NRG Solutions

O’Neil Electrical

O’Sullivan

P R E

Paul Fenton Services

Pure Energy

Rainwater Harvesting

Ryan Stoves

Sheehan Energy

Solaris

Southern Green Homes

Southern Pumps

Spillane

Toss Bryan

Uisce4U

Ventilation Solutions

Walsh Heating

Waterford Insulation

West Building Products

West Cork Renewables

WIN-IPT

Wind Water Solar

AirTight Insulation

All Flame

Allbrite

Anderson Mechanical

AquaJet

August BioPro

BCD Energy

BER Certs Cavan

BER Donegal

Bio Foam

BPC Ventilation

Breffni Insulation

Cloudburst

Codex Energy

Colm G Holmes

CPI Foam

DCI Energy Control

Depa Water

DP Fireplaces

Eco Energy Systems

Energy Store

Enviroserve

Eurotech Group

Evolution

Green Air Tech

H & M Services

H P S

Heat Pumps Ireland

Houston Thornton

IBER

ICYNENE

Inishowen

J Mac Plumbing

KingspanEnviro

McClean

McGee Insulation

McTaggart Insultion

MK Building Services

Moriarty

North Down Boilers

North East Gas

NuTech Renewables

O’Hanlon Insulation

O’Kane Insulation

Pete the Plumber

Pro Air

Rainwater Harvesting

ReGen

Septic Tank Repairs

Septic Tank Store

Smart Energy Savings

Sweeney Renewables

Tecsoil

Total Floor Heating

Tpw Systems

Tricel

Windturbines.ie