Bringing on-street recycling to Dublin city centre

Since 2018, we've been trialling ways to boost on-street recycling and save valuable materials from going to waste. Following successful projects in Leeds, Swansea and Edinburgh we're now rolling out our fourth on-the-go recycling project in Dublin. The six month trial will apply the latest thinking on behaviour change and making recycling easy to make Dublin the first #CircleCity in Ireland.

What's the issue?

That's why we're making Dublin a #CircleCity and have kitted out the city centre with a new fleet of eye-catching recycling bins, ready to be fed with empty plastic bottles and cans. As well as providing the means to recycle, we'll be engaging the public on the basics of recycling so they can use the new bins correctly.


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What can I put in the bins?

Keep hold of your plastic bottles and cans and recycle them in one of the yellow bins across the city centre. Make sure they're empty - leftover liquid can contaminate the recycling meaning the whole lot may go to waste.

Remember: clean, dry and loose. And.. If in doubt, leave it out!

You can find a map of the bins here.


I love it! How can I get involved?

The best thing you can do is to get informed about how to recycle properly and spread the word – in person and on social media using the #CircleCity hashtag.

And make sure you recycle at home too! Find out more through MyWaste IE.

To ask us any questions or if your organisation wants to support the campaign get in touch.

Dublin #CircleCity is the result of a unique partnership between Dublin City Council and Hubbub, collaborating with local partners including VOICE Ireland and RPS. It is made possible thanks to support from The Coca-Cola Foundation.