Bringing on-street recycling to Dublin city centre

We applied the latest thinking on behaviour change to make recycling easy and crown Dublin the first #CircleCity in Ireland. After a successful first phase, we scaled up, doubling the number of recycling points on Dublin high streets in November 2021.

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 rolled out our fourth on-the-go recycling project in Dublin.

What's the issue?

We 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 are engaging the public on the basics of recycling to encourage them to use the new bins correctly and reduce contamination.

You can find a map of the bins here.


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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! If you live in Ireland, 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.