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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

Recycling Can Save Our Planet!

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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The Benefits of Compost and Composting at Home

A campaign run by the three Regional Waste Management Offices found that organic and food waste can attribute up to 33% of household waste produced. Disposing of your organic waste correctly can significantly reduce the amount of waste in your general waste bin.

This campaign’s aim was to raise awareness and get people in Ireland to begin to reassess how they dispose of their food waste. Householders in Ireland were asked to consider how they can reduce their food waste and to make use of the brown bin which is available in areas where population centres are greater than 500 persons.

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