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Tips for Landlord’s

This month’s blog focuses on Landlord’s, providing advice on how to dispose of waste and household materials when clearing out a recently vacated home. Whether you had students, a family or sublet tenants staying in your home, once they move out it is likely that a deep clean of the home is necessary before new tenants can move in.

We regularly deal with questions & queries from landlords as to what can be put in their bins and what can be brought to a recycling centre.

Below we have compiled some tips & guidelines for landlords:

  1. Try and make contact with the tenants before their moving out date to set clear guidelines on what you expect the house to look like in order for deposits to be returned.
  2. In terms of waste and recycling, make them aware of their local amenity site should they need to dispose of additional waste that has piled up.
  3. If you have been unfortunate and the tenants have left the house in a bit of a mess, then perhaps a small skip might be the best option for you. Skips can take all material types and saves the need for you to divide waste out between general waste & recyclable waste – we do that for you!
  4. If the bins are currently in the tenant’s name, make sure they cancel it and that a change of ownership is undertaken. For help on changing ownership/addresses please see here.

If you are clearing out the home yourself, be attentive when separating your rubbish into the correct bins. Bins containing incorrect waste should not be placed out for collection until this waste has been removed.

  • Remove the incorrect items from the bins.
  • If you bag the extra waste perhaps think about taking it to a local waste recycling centre.
  • Report the contamination to Barna Recycling before your scheduled collection, we can arrange collection of the bin. This may incur an additional charge.

Should you have a mammoth task of clearing out a house, contact us for a quote for skip hire. When you hire a skip, you get all the mess and clutter out the door, into the skip and out of your mind quickly and effortlessly.  It’s a one step process that makes the clear out as easy as possible

When you phone our office, our experienced staff will advise you on the size of skip that best suits your requirements. Don’t forget customers of Barna Recycling’s household bin services can avail of customer discounts when hiring a skip.

Barna Recycling household customer service team are here to help you with any query you may have about your waste disposal needs.

Don’t know where your local recycling centre is? Click here to check out our recycling centres.


Summer Has Arrived

We have had a small glimpse of that summer sunshine in recent weeks. The perfect motivator to get cleaning our homes inside and out to freshen them up for the summer months.

From sorting the attic to clearing out old clutter and mess in the garage/shed or even that one room that ends up being a dumping ground for all unused clothing, bed clothes, suitcases and other household items. We begin painting & decorating our homes. We tend to start striping every bed in the house to make use of the better weather and longer drying hours.

At Barna Recycling, we want to make your life easier. So, whether you have already started or plan on starting a clear out of your home then why not hire a skip. We find it is the easiest solution for our customers!

Do you find yourself asking what are the benefits of hiring a skip? Or wondering why don’t I just try and squeeze all my rubbish in my waste bin? Should I not just go to my local civic amenity site?

We often get asked these questions by our customers and the answer is simple.

Hiring a skip makes the process of throwing away rubbish quick and easy. When you are clearing out your home, this is additional rubbish on top of your usual waste meaning it won’t be long before your waste bin is overflowing.

When you hire a skip, you get all the mess and clutter out the door, into the skip and out of your mind quickly and effortlessly.  It’s a one step process that makes the clear out as easy as possible – We can’t say that deciding what to throw out is easy though!

When you phone our office, our experienced staff will advise you on the size of skip that best suits your requirements. Don’t forget customers of Barna Recycling’s household bin services can avail of customer discounts when hiring a skip.

Civic amenity sites are a great facility to avail of when you have only a few bags of rubbish but if you are having a big clear out from your home, we believe it is easier for our customers to just hire a skip.


Hiring a skip is an easy process:

  1. Choose a skip that suits your requirements.
  2. The skip will then be dropped off to your desired location.
  3. All you have to do is throw your rubbish straight in the skip and when you are ready for us to collect the skip just let us know.
  4. We will then call by your house and pick it up and you don’t need to think about it again! It’s that simple.

When you hire a skip you also do your part for the protection of the environment, as we are responsible for the management of waste in an environmentally friendly manner.  The waste in your skip is divided up for recycling and proper treatment is carried out on the waste to ensure we work towards a cleaner and safer environment.


  • What’s the lead time on delivery of a skip?
    48 hours or less
  • How many days can you keep the skip for?
    5 days, or we can drop the skip to you in the morning and take the same day if that’s what you prefer
  • What’s the average price range of a skip?
    We have a range of sizes to suit your requirements with costs ranging from €240.00


Ideas to Get Kids Involved in Recycling

Easter break is fast approaching and could be a good time to start encouraging the kids to begin recycling at home.  Schools are putting a great emphasis on recycling through the green flag initiative and are educating kids on the long-term benefits recycling will have on the planet. So why not carry this education about recycling in to the home by making it fun & by encouraging creativity.

Recycling should not feel like a chore for you & your family. Below we have listed out some fun initiatives to encourage recycling in the home.

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How our app can benefit you

Barna Customers have downloaded our app and are using it on a regular basis. Why not join them!

The app was designed with you in mind so that you could have 24/7 access to your Barna account. The app has several features, such as:

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Get to Know Your Local Civic Amenity Site

Did you know that over 60,000 homes in Connacht choose Barna Recycling to look after their waste? As Connacht’s leading provider in waste management services we guarantee our customers a professional, reliable and environmentally friendly service. Not just with your household waste but at your local civic amenity site too.

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How To Start Recycling In 2019

The benefits of recycling are widely publicised but getting into the recycling habit can be difficult to start. Below we have outlined some tips and advice to help improve your recycling habits.

Recycling costs you a small amount of time separating and washing out your recycling materials but can really make a huge impact on your pocket and the environment.  Many of the recycling materials can be re purposed into new products.

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Top 10 Christmas Recycling Tips

At Barna Recycling we are feeling festive, from decorating our homes, Christmas shopping, watching Christmas movies and spending time with friends and family. Christmas is a busy time of year for all of us.

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ISO 14001 Successfully Upgraded

In August 2018 Barna Recycling successfully completed a transition from our original ISO 14001 award to the newest standard ISO 14001:2015. This represents a major achievement for the company as the entire management system had to be reviewed and updated. The award also demonstrates a huge commitment for the future in relation to the continuous improvement of our environmental performance and ensuring we are committed to the prevention of pollution and conservation of natural resources which are attributed to our facility as well as complying with relevant environmental legislation and regulations.

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It’s Back to School Time!

Recycling Tips for Back to School

September is back to school month and there are plenty of ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Below are some tips and tricks to save yourself money and protect the environment when you are returning to school.

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The Problem With Single-Use Plastics

As Ireland begins to feel the fallout from China’s decision to no longer take our plastic waste, certain issues have now come to prominence as a result. One such issue is the trouble surrounding single-use plastics. With few available alternatives to exporting our plastic waste to China, these single-use plastics will begin to pile up in our recycling centres. New evidence has shown how the small plastic fragments that come from larger plastic pieces, known as microplastics, have begun to damage the oceans. A recent study by NUIG has found that 73% of deep sea fish in the northwest Atlantic have ingested microplastics. This is worrying as our plastic waste is not only affecting fish close to our shore, it is also affecting deep water fish far out at sea. Read more