Updates

Easter Colouring Competition

If you’re hearing…”I’m bored” being thrown around at home – here at Barna Recycling we have something to help!

Barna Recycling wish to announce our first ever – Home Schools Easter competition!

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

We wanted to give kids a fun activity to work on during their time at home – so we have decided to go ahead with our annual Easter competition but with a few small changes.  

Feel free to email this onto any family or friends with kids!
**You can post your entries or alternatively
you can photograph/ scan entries to 

competition@barnarecycling.com **  
Stay safe everyone!

Unfortunately, by the time we get around to sending out your prizes – Easter eggs will no longer be in shops – but we’ll be sure to get something sweet in the post to our winners!

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

Covid-19

Putting Out Your Bins and Covid-19!

Barna Recycling has taken all precautions possible to enable us to continue to provide our services. We are doing what we can to reduce the risks to all our customers and employees and are strictly following the advice of the HSE.

We are asking all our customers to take additional steps when disposing of their waste and presenting their bins for collection:
Present your bins for collection the night before, collections times may vary as operations change to meet the evolving situation

  • Disinfect handles of bins before and after collection
  • Wipes, cloths and gloves can be placed in their general waste bin
  • If households are self-isolating / quarantined, they will need to manage their waste outlined by the HSE. Click HERE for further details

We have already taken a range of operational steps to protect the service we provide for you. Our essential services are continuing to operate through a blend of remote and on-site working. It is possible that we may suffer reduced capacity in answering your calls to our Contact Centre if the Covid-19 situation persists. However, in the meantime we have several online options available to you so you can get the help you need.

Download our FREE Household App HERE Our app is designed to help you manage your waste and recycling needs.

  • Contact us through Account Support.
  • View your collection calendar and collection reminders.
  • Pay and/or top up your account and view account transactions.
  • Monitor the weight of the waste disposed.
  • View your bin collection history.

Visit BarnaRecycling.com to find answers to general questions you may have.

You can Login into “My Account” to avail of services tailored for you.

  • Contact us through Account Support.
  • Pay and top up your account
  • View your collection calendar

Contact our customer care team by email Domestic@BarnaRecycling.com or alternatively through Contact on BarnaRecycling.com

Our Household team are here to discuss any queries you may have about your waste management plan and can also advise you on ways to minimise your costs by recycling your food waste and recycling materials as much as possible.

Tips for Up-cycling

This month’s blog is all about upcycling!
All it takes to upcycle something old & unused to give it a new lease of life is a little bit of elbow grease & imagination. There is so much we can do once we put our minds to it, from upcycling old furniture, creating new storage spaces, kids play kitchens or workstations, the list is endless. There is great satisfaction to be found for many people by not sticking to old habits of shop bought or buying online and creating something yourself. Upcycling is all about turning waste into something meaningful.

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Recycling for Businesses

Over the past 20 years we have developed significant expertise in a number of industries that ensures we offer tailored waste management solutions to our business Customers from smaller sole traders to large multi-nationals.

We will work with you to achieve maximum recycling levels within a budget that is both affordable and to the highest environmental standards. Our aim is to help you reduce the volume of waste going to landfill, therefore reducing your waste management costs.

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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:

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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!

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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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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