Why Recycle?

Every year the average bin contains enough unrealised energy to produce 500 baths, 3,500 showers or 5,000 hours of television. Waste is our business – don’t throw it all away.

An aluminium can, if recycled, can be back on the shelf in 6 weeks. It takes 50,000 cans to make 1 tonne. Amazingly, recycling a can requires only 5% of the energy it takes to make a new one and produces only 5% of the CO2 emissions. Just one recycled aluminium can saves enough energy to run a television set for three hours.

We use over 500,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard every day. Around 34% of all the household rubbish we throw away is paper and card, and approximately half of this is made up of newspapers and magazines, most of which can be recycled. 17 trees go into making 1 tonne of paper.

Recycling just one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60W light bulb for six hours. It takes just 25 two litre plastic bottles to make one adult size fleece jacket.

Producing steel from a recycled material saves 75% of the energy needed for steel made from virgin material. Every steel can is 100% recyclable. It can be recycled over and over again into products like bicycles and of course new cans.

One third of all household bin waste can be composted. Help Ireland meet its EU targets to divert organic waste away from landfills. It’s environmentally friendly and the right thing to do. Get yourself a brown bin.

General Waste (SRF)


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Leave your general waste bin out for collection on your designated day.

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Your general waste bin is collected by Thorntons Recycling for delivery to our processing facility.

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Suitable contents from your general waste bin are processed through our Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) facility.

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The final SRF product is used in cement kilns as a fuel, reducing waste to landfill.
Thorntons Recycling

Recycling one plastic bottle saves enough energy to power a 60W light bulb for six hours.

Thorntons Recycling

Steel cans can be recycled over and over again into products like bicycles.

Food Waste (Composting)


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Leave your food waste bin out for collection on your designated service day

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Your food waste is collected and delivered to our compost facility

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Material is processed into compost at our state of the art facility in Kilmainhamwood, Co. Meath

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Compost is produced and then supplied to farmers and landscapers.

Help Ireland become Greener - by recycling more we will improve Ireland's credentials as a "Green" country.

Dry Mix Recycling (Recycling Bin)


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Leave your recycling bin out for collection on the designated day.

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Your recycling bin contents are collected by Thorntons Recycling and delivered to our processing facility.

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Recycling bin contents are processed at our state of the art facility in Parkwest, Dublin.

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The recycling waste is then turned into materials which can be used again.
Thorntons Recycling

Around 34% of all household rubbish we throw away is paper and card, and approximately half of this is made up of newspapers and magazines, most of which can be recycled.

Thorntons Recycling

17 trees go into making 1 tonne of paper.

Shredding


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Thorntons Recycling can either collect documents regularly, or collect them when you call us

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Thorntons Recycling will shred your documents either on or off site. A certificate of shredding will be completed

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All shredding waste will then be brought to Thornton's paper recycling facility

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Shredding waste will then be recycled and turned into new paper

It's the Right Thing To Do

Don't be a waster!

Save Money

The more you recycle the less you pay!

It's the Law

Everyone that produces waste has a "duty of care" to ensure it is handled correctly by an approved operator.

Educate Children

Showing our children best practice in recycling leads to less waste in the future.