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How to Treecycle this Christmas

How to Treecycle this Christmas

Okay so, the festive season is coming to a close. You’ve eaten enough turkey and cake to feed a village, and made enough New Year’s resolutions to write a novel. The decorations have been taken down, but there is one last job to do… recycle the Christmas tree.

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Recycling at Christmas

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We create a lot of waste during the Christmas period and January seems to be a month of filling our bins with paper, boxes, and plenty of empty chocolate tins! There are many ways to manage our waste during the festive season and we’ve put together some useful and fun tips to help you along the way.

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Recycling Can Save Our Planet!

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Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD, announced earlier this month that Ireland has formally ratified the Paris Agreement on global climate change. Naughten described climate change as “the defining challenge of our time” and said “it is during our time that the obligation exists for us as a nation to take action”.

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Seven Super Ways to Recycle at School

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Teachers, we salute you! We are regularly contacted by primary school teachers throughout Connacht enquiring about clever and novel ways to help encourage school children to recycle. We’ve put together a few ideas to inspire primary school pupils to get involved in recycling. These ideas utilise waste items your class generates every day. Involving children in recycling from an early age teaches them lifelong skills!

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How to Help Reduce Illegal Dumping

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Illegal dumping continues to be a big issue in Ireland and according to the Irish Times, Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten said that illegal dumping “remains a problem effecting too many communities in Ireland”. The three R’s, ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’ is an obvious solution to decrease the level of illegal dumping in our country.

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Halloween is here! Check out these spooky recycled crafts and decorations… if you dare…

Barna Recycling | Recycled Haunted House

It’s that time of year again… zombies and witches are roaming around. Frankenstein is on the loose, and little monsters will be knocking on your door looking for treats! You better decorate the house before little witches and wizards come to visit… fill your home with pumpkins, lanterns, and spider webs. Halloween is a funny and freaky time of year! But, before you get too scared, we’ve made a list of some DIY recycled crafts and decorations ideas. We have trawled the internet – or in this case creeped through it – to find the best recycled craft and decoration ideas. These crafts will make Halloween 2016 an unforgettable and eco-friendly one!

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Do you know your Recycling Logos?

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We all want to do what we can to protect the environment for the generations to come, but it is important that we do it correctly.  The list of recycling logos can be confusing. It is important we know what each of them mean so that we can be sure we are recycling our waste in the right way.   To learn what is allowed and not allowed in your Barna Recycling Blue Bin, follow this link ‘What Goes in my Blue Bin?’.

The list of recycling logos can be confusing. It is important we know what each of them mean so that we can be sure we are recycling our waste in the right way. Below is a list of common recycling logos with their recycling explanation found on the website.

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Free Bin Collection for 12 Months!

Alan Shattock Winner of 12 Months Free Bin Collection

Congratulations to Alan Shattock from Clifden who recently won 12 months free bin collection from Barna Recycling having entered a draw on sign up for a Pay by Weight package! Alan is pictured here with Mary Booth from Barna Recycling.  Don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog to hear all about our upcoming competitions and offers.

It’s Repak Recycling Week!

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Repak Ireland are on a mission to ‘Save our Nation from Contamination’. This week is all about understanding contamination when recycling. Contamination happens when non-recyclable items are mixed with recyclable items. According to over 169,000 tonnes of plastic packaging waste are generated per year in Ireland and due to contamination only 36% of plastics are actually recycled.

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Recycling the Big and Bulky Items in Your Home!


At Barna Recycling, we get asked every day about how households should best dispose of some large, bulky, weird and wonderful items that have outlived their usefulness!  The first question, we always ask is this “Can the item be reused, repurposed, fixed or recycled in some way?” There is often another use or another user for an item that you might not have thought of!  Here are a few items we hear about regularly and how best to deal with them!
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