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  • Overview Of Barna Recycling’s Household Mobile App Update

    *COMPETITION TIME! *

    We are giving four lucky customers the chance to win up to 6 months of free service (up to the value of €190.00) by Downloading the New Version of the household App
    Any customer who has downloaded and logged into the App from 1st December 2021 to 30th April 2022 will be automatically included in the draw. Winners will be notified via email.

    With a range of new and improved features, the upgraded version of our mobile app has been designed to help you manage your waste and recycling needs.

    • For Android users: Simply uninstall the existing Barna Recycling App on your phone and search for Barna Recycling in the App Store and install the new version.
    • iPhone users, on the other hand, should notice an automatic update of their existing app to the upgraded version.

    Below we have provided an overview of new features and updates of the mobile app for effective household waste management.

    Key Features & Benefits of Barna Recycling’s Household Mobile App

     

    • Improved collection reminders: make sure you turn on your notifications
    • View your collection calendar.
    • View your bin collection history.
    • Monitor the weight of the waste disposed.
    • Pay and/or top up your account and view account transactions.  Use Snap Pay to safely and securely save your credit card details to the App and pay your Barna Recycling bill.
    • Add Direct Debit details through Account Support.
    • Contact our customer support team through Account Support for any queries

    Overview of New Features

    Below is an overview of new features we have introduced as part of our latest upgrade.

    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s): A new FAQ section is now available to provide customers concrete answers to their questions surrounding billing, payments, collection and bin queries and additional services.

    • Update Contact details or address: We have introduced quick and easy steps for customers to update your details on the app. *Once updated it can take up to 48 hours to reflect on the app*

    Customer Account Support

    What would you like help with today? Find solutions to common problems or get help from a customer care agent. Contact us.

    Logging In and Security

    To login to the household customer mobile app, you need to have your Barna Recycling user account number and PIN ready.

    If you have forgotten our pin – you can recover it through the ‘Recover Pin’ option.
    We have also added two-factor app authentication as another layer of security for our customers when accessing features and areas within the app that contain your personal or financial information. My account, Snap Pay and Support. This will require customers to confirm they are authorised to access the data listed.

    A One Time PIN (OTP) will be sent to either the email or mobile number associated with the Barna Recycling Account via SMS. Upon entering the OTP, the App will confirm if the Passcode is correct. Once the customer clicks on Confirm Code. They will now have full access to the App.

    They will only have to do this once per device. If they download the App to a second device, they will need to enter OTP for that new device.

  • Easter Colouring Competition 2022

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    Enter our Easter Colouring Competition open to children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class.

    Download HERE:
    Category 1 – Junior, Senior Infants & 1st Class – Download here
    Category 2 – 2nd, 3rd & 4th Class – Download here
    Category 3 – 5th & 6th Class – Download here
    Category 4 – Special Category – Download here

    Feel free to email this onto any family or friends with kids!

    To enter send a photograph of entries to 
    competition@barnarecycling.com

    Prizes Per Class
    A Smyths Toystore voucher for all the winners!
    Each class category will receive a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place voucher.

    Best of luck and we hope you have fun!
     
    Category 1 – Junior, Senior Infants & 1st Class – Download here
    Category 2 – 2nd, 3rd & 4th Class – Download here
    Category 3 – 5th & 6th Class – Download here
    Category 4 – Special Category – Download here

  • Barna Recycling’s Top Tips to Disposing Bulky Waste Items

    We all have those large items in our house that always tend to take up too much space, yet we never get around to disposing them because are unsure how. These large waste items can be classified as “Bulky Waste”, as they are items that cannot fit in your general waste bins (example: furniture, bedding). We often get asked by customers what to do with these bulky waste items.

    Below we have outlined some of our top tips to help you dispose of bulky waste efficiently and effectively.

    First, let’s have a look at some of the common bulky waste items:

    • Couches
    • Chairs
    • Tables
    • Mattress – Did you know? Around eighty per cent (80%) of most mattress’ components can be recycled.
    • Old furniture such as wardrobes, bed frames
    • Large household appliances (fridges, freezers, washing machines, dishwashers)
    • TV

     

    Donate To Charity

    Before you dispose of your bulky waste in the trash, if it’s in a good condition you could always donate it to a local charity. There are several charities around the country that are willing to collect old but clean and functional furniture from your home and bring it to those in need. The Irish Charity Shops Association website will help you to find the nearest charity shops near you. Be sure to check in advance if the charity shop accepts furniture and large items.

    Why not try upcycling?

    If you’re still in love with your old furniture and want to get the maximum use out of it, you could always try to upcycle them where possible to create something entirely new. It is also a nice way to spend your weekends, by getting your creative juices flowing. And chances are you could end up creating something spectacular that you can advertise to sell and make some money. Need some more convincing? Check out MyWaste.ie’s video content around upcycling and selling items – Click Here

    Civic Amenity Sites

    If your bulky item has seen the end of its useable life, and you feel you cannot do any of the above, you can always bring them to your local civic amenity site near you. However, an extra charge would apply for disposing of bedding and mattresses.

    A member of the Barna Recycling team will meet you on arrival at the civic amenity site, to identify the contents you want to dispose of. Our experienced and helpful staff will advise you and direct you towards where the materials should be put on site.

    On some days and at some sites there are people to help you with the unloading of materials, but this isn’t always the case. If you need help you can always give us a ring to let us know in advance, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

    Don’t forget we also accept the below free of charge – Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) For more info on how to correctly dispose of WEEE click here

    Get the most out of your visit to our civic amenity sites by planning ahead. To see more information about our Civic Amenity Sites please CLICK HERE

  • Barna Recycling’s Guide to Household Waste Disposal

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    The first quarter of the year is the ideal time to start practising new habits when it comes to waste disposal, which we hope you will add to your list of new year resolutions!

    And if like us you want to maintain a structured household waste disposal system that is easy to follow, you might be unsure where to start. But you would be delighted to know simple changes to your shopping and waste management habits is all it takes to be more sustainable.

    Below we have outlined some of our top tips to make household waste disposal more sustainable for you in 2022:

    Food Waste:

    Firstly, let’s have a look at some top tips to keep in mind when it comes to Food Waste:

    • Keep an organic/food bin in your kitchen to toss all your vegetable peels, leftover seeds, eggshells, etc., while you are cooking.
    • Be sure to store your fruits and vegetables correctly and use your freezer to reduce wastage and get the most out of your fresh food.
    • As much as possible, try not to toss out any leftover food in good condition. You can always store it in the fridge and reheat it again for lunch the next day.
    • Plan your meals – Creating a meal plan for the week and meal prepping in advance can help you save time and get the most out of your produce.
    • Home Composting is also an excellent way to get the most out of your organic food as well as your green garden waste. Click here to check out our helpful guide on composting to get started!

    Shopping:

    • Be sure to check your fridge and cupboards in advance and make a list of all the items that you need before heading to the supermarket for your weekly or monthly grocery haul beforehand. Sticking to a list will ensure you are effectively managing waste by reducing consumption and buying less.
    • Always opt FOR reusable shopping bags to limit plastic waste. Be sure to keep reusable bags in your car or close to the front door or someplace to remind you to take it with you.
    • Likewise, avoid using small plastic bags when picking up fresh fruits or vegetables. Some supermarkets also provide sustainable options that are good for the environment.
    • When it comes to toiletries, cosmetics or household items opt for products that come with sustainable or biodegradable packaging materials that can be reused or recycled easily. With boxes or bubble wrap, it is always a clever idea to re-use them where possible.

    Here at Barna, we find that there is always some confusion around which bin packaging items should go in. Check out our blog on correctly disposing of different types of packaging waste.

    Announcement: Barna Recycling Household Mobile App Update 2022

    The Barna Recycling team is happy to announce the launch of our newly updated household customer mobile app, with a range of new features and improved functionalities to make your life easier.

    Android users:

    • Simply uninstall the existing Barna Recycling App on your phone.
    • Once that’s done search for Barna Recycling in the App Store and install the latest version.

    iPhone users however should notice an automatic update of their existing app to the latest version.

    If you have large volumes of waste that cannot fit into your household bins, you can drop them off at one of our seven local civic amenity sites across Connacht to dispose of them at a reduced cost. Visit our website to find out where your nearest recycling centres might be located. If you have any questions on skip hire, do not hesitate to contact a member of our skip hire team on 091 771619. Also, check out our helpful skip sizing guide here.

  • Barna Recycling’s Guide To Recycling In 2022

    Happy New Year!! It’s that time of year again when we have to say goodbye to our beloved Christmas Tree & decorations. While some people are putting this task off until the very last minute, most of us are inclined to remove our Christmas decorations before they become a nuisance.

    At Barna Recycling, we understand a post-Christmas clear out in the new year, especially while we are all still recovering from the holiday season & settling back into our daily routines. We hope to simplify things for you by outlining some of our top tips on managing and recycling your Christmas waste correctly.

    1. Christmas Trees

    Barna Recycling would advise all of our customers to dispose of their trees in a responsible and effective manner. No one likes to see a sad Christmas tree on the side of the road. The good news is that real Christmas trees can easily be recycled, replanted or shredded into chippings and used in parkland areas. On the other hand, Artificial Christmas trees cannot be recycled but reused and donated to family, friends, or a local charity shop. If any of these are not possible, you can also bring your artificial Christmas trees to a civic amenity site to dispose of.

    Find out more ways to dispose of your Christmas tree here.

    2. Baubles

    Glass and metal baubles can be brought to your local civic amenity site. Glass baubles can also be disposed of in the glass bottle recycling bank. Plastic baubles which are hung on your Christmas tree need to be placed in the waste bin as this type of plastic cannot be recycled. It is also important to remember that baubles are not made for one-time use, so try to reuse them as much as possible. You can get large storage boxes with lids that will keep the baubles safe and you can keep them safely stacked on top of one another.

    3. Christmas Lights

    Unusable or broken Christmas lights must be brought to the civic amenity site as they are not suitable for recycling. If you are purchasing new lights, the retailer may take the old lights for you, depending on where you are shopping.

    4. Christmas decorations

    Tinsel and ribbons can only be disposed of in the general waste bin as they are not suitable for recycling. Again, you don’t need to dispose them off every year. They can be stored neatly in storage boxes in the attic and reused every year.

    5. Christmas Cards

    You can place Christmas cards directly in the household recycling (blue) Barna bin. Going forward, you could also consider sending Christmas cards with a family photo, which is more personal and will likely be kept rather than thrown away.

    6. Christmas Wreaths

    The Christmas wreath you hang on your door must be taken apart before it can be disposed of. Compostable material can be added to your compost bin. The remaining material needs to be dried out and then placed in your waste bin.

    7. Wrapping paper

    All wrapping paper is 100% recyclable so don’t be afraid to place this in your recycling bin once all the presents are opened.

    8. Batteries & Electrical items

    Batteries cannot be disposed of in any of your household bins. You must bring them back to where you purchased them or to a civic amenity site. Alternatively, some supermarkets like Aldi allow customers to dispose of their used batteries directly in some of their stores. Electrical items such as chargers also need to be disposed of correctly. They need to be returned to where you purchased them or should be brought to a designated WEEE drop-off recycling point or your local Civic Amenity Site to be disposed of. Click here for more information on how to dispose of WEEE the right way.

     

    9. Food Waste

    Along with everything else that goes with Christmas, you must also manage the excess food waste and cooking equipment. Aluminium cooking trays can only be disposed of in your waste bin. Thankfully, many food and nutrition companies are more aware of the importance of recycling and have changed their packaging to be completely recyclable. Make sure to check this on the packaging before getting rid of it to ensure it is disposed of correctly.

    You must also wash containers such as milk cartons before placing them in the recycling bin to ensure no residue is left in them. Food Hampers & gifts such as cheese, nuts, jams, pasta, biscuits & chocolates usually have a long shelf life; therefore can be stored and consumed over a period of time. Leftover food from Christmas dinner can be stored away correctly and reused the next day. The remainder of the food can be used as compost. Unused fruits, vegetables, potato peels, tea bags, coffee grounds, eggshells and flowers can all be added to your compost heap. You can also place these items in your brown Barna bin so that it is collected, processed and made into compost. This is then used as a fertilizer for farming.

    For more information about food waste management, check out our blog here.

    The Barna Recycling team would like to take this opportunity to wish all our valued customers a happy & prosperous New Year!

     

 

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