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What can I recycle?

Repak is here to guide you on what packaging waste can go in your recycling bin. Remember items must be clean, dry and loose. Join Team Green today and learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle better.


What goes in the recycling bin?

  • all plastics
  • paper & cardboard
  • tins, cans & foil
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What does NOT go in the recycling bin?

Please don’t put the wrong items in your recycling bin, as these will contaminate all your clean recyclables. Here you can learn about all the items that should never go in your recycling bin, find out what bin you should use, and learn what items need to be disposed of at a recycling centre (civic amenity site).

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Where can I dispose of waste that doesn’t go in my household bins?

If you need to dispose of waste that does not go in your household bins, such as glass, large packaging or electrical items, you can visit your local bottle bank, recycling centre (civic amenity site) or WEEE drop off point. Find your nearest recycling facilities on the Waste Services Locator.

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Recycling Symbols

Confused by recycling symbols? See our simple guide to all the symbols you may see on packaging in Ireland.

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Recycling Tips and FAQs

Confused or have a question? Repak has your answer and much more! Check out some of our top recycling tips and FAQs.

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Team Green is 3,400 Repak Members working together for a greener Ireland. Ireland has hit every plastic recycling target since 1997. Help us reach 50% of all plastic recycled by 2025.

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