Coolmine recycling Centre, Dublin: prices, location, opening hours

Here is all the relevant information if you are looking for a place in Dublin where you can get rid of waste free of charge. Earlier we gave you detailed info about North Strand Recycling Centre and today we will explain what you can and can not bring to Coolmine recycling Centre.

Coolmine recycling Centre
Coolmine recycling Centre

What can I bring to Coolmine recycling centre?

Here is a list what you can bring to Recycling Centre – FREE OF CHARGE…

  • paper / newspapers / magazines
  • cardboard (remove plastic / polystyrene)
  • tetra pak/beverage cartons (rinsed & squashed)
  • plastic bottles (rinse & remove cap)
  • other clean plastic packaging (e.g. fruit trays, plastic bags, biscuit-trays – all packaging must be clean & free of food)
  • glass bottles and jars (rinse food leftovers from jars – remove lids)
  • aluminum cans
  • food tins (please clean them first)
  • clothes (clean clothes, duvet, curtains)
  • weee: waste electrical & electronic equipment (e.g. tv, washing machine, fridge, videocassette recorder, toaster, kettle, computer, fluorescent tubes, etc… – no commercial fridges)
  • batteries
  • gas cylinders (calorgas / flogas)
  • waste engine oil [empty 20l drums will not be accepted]
  • waste cooking oil

Here is a list what accepted with charge at Coolmine recycling centre

  • bulky waste (e.g. Furniture, carpet, mattresses)
  • wood
  • metal
  • soil and stones
  • duvets and pillows
  • green waste (restricted to cars and small trailers)
  • household hazardous waste (paint, herbicides, household cleaners etc.)

How much does it cost?

  • Car boot: €8 (€4 for green waste only)
  • Full car regular size: €16 (€8 for green waste only)
  • Car-van / car and small trailer (max. 6ft x 4ft x 2ft): €40 (€24 for green waste only)
  • Small van (max. 212 cubic feet): €128 (not allowed for green waste)
  • If you only have Household Hazardous Waste, the charge is €4

Address for recycling centre in Dublin: 

Address: Coolmine Industrial Estate, Dublin.

Opening Hours:

Monday 9a.m.–3:45p.m.
Tuesday 9a.m.–3:45p.m.
Wednesday 9a.m.–3:45p.m.
Thursday 9a.m.–3:45p.m.
Friday 9a.m.–3:45p.m.
Saturday 9a.m.–3:45p.m.

  • Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays
  • Phone: (01) 890 5986

Map with directions

Questions and answers

Question: How much to dispose off a single mattress?

Answer: I was charged 15€ for a car full of old carpets

Question: can I recycle glass bottles here?

Answer: Yes, you can

Question: Can i take paint cans? not fully empty ?

Answer: Yes you can. I brought paint cans that were not fully empty.

Question: can you recycle electrics ( old speakers, kettle, coffee machine, radio …)?

Answer: Yes northstrand recycling takes EVERYTHING.

Question: How much for arm chairs?

Answer: 15 Euro for a car full is all i know

Question: Can you bring bags of rubble? Bits of plasterboard/ concrete? Dismantled presses (white wood) paint tins. Wood?

Answer: Yes. You can bring all of those things. You will be charged by the size of car, van or trailer.

Question: Do you take fridges?

Answer: Yes they take fridges, TVs and any devices under the EU WEEE initiative.

Question: Do you pick up items, I have a washing machine that was dumped out side my house?

Answer: No, to pick up you waste please contact rubbish removal company in Dublin. They can offer you junk removal from your home or apartment.

Question: can I bring old cans paint?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Can I go in here with my transit van I have garden rubble and old garden furniture etc. Garden clean up

Answer: Yes.

Question: Does the centre close on bank Holidays?

Answer: Yes.

Question: can i leave in compact discs and books for recycling?

Answer: Yes and should be free.

Question: do you have plastic bags for leaf collecting and collection when left outside house?

Answer: No they don’t. You need to get these from the council.

Recycling tips for your home

  • Where possible, buy products made from recycled material.
  • Choose packaging that is easily recyclable e.g. glass rather than plastic bottles.
  • Get a compost bin – this can reduce the waste disposed of in your black/grey bin by almost one third.
  • Make sure you use your green bin fully and correctly.
  • If you do not have a green bin, Use your nearest recycling centre.

Recycling tips for your office

  • Store data on computer networks or on disk instead of paper files.
  • Photocopy and print on both sides of a page.
  • Don’t dump used printer, fax and photocopier cartridges.
  • Reuse envelopes and jiffy bags.
  • Order supplies in bulk or in concentrated form.
  • Buy recycled paper and stationery.
  • Proof-read documents and read emails on screen rather than printing them out.

Mattress disposal

If you want to get rid of mattresses you should know that maximum 2 mattresses are allowed per vehicle load. To find other options and help to get rid of the mattresses please contact Rubbish Taxi.

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