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what is the recycling ambassador programme

The Recycling Ambassador Programme is a VOICE initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, and the Regional Waste Management Offices and REPAK to improve Ireland’s recycling rates and reduce levels of contamination in household recycling bins.

Many of us have become confused about what can and cannot be recycled in our recycling bins.

VOICE Ireland's Recycling Ambassador Programme will show you what you can recycle in your household bin.

What Goes in Your Bin?
Soup Cans
Food Cans
Drink Cans
Pet Food Cans
Butter and Salad Tubs
Plastic Milk Bottles
Drink Bottles
Cleaning Product Bottles
Yogurt Pots
Soup and Shampoo Bottles
Fruit and Veg Trays
Cardboard Boxes
Toilet and Kitchen Roll Tubes
Juice and Milk Cartons
Newspapers and Magazines
Letters and Brochures
Egg Boxes

Everything going into the bin needs to be CLEAN, EMPTY and LOOSE

Tins & Cans

  • Food Cans
  • Soup Cans
  • Drink Cans
  • Pet Food Cans

Plastic Bottles

  • Drinks Bottles
  • Cleaning Product Bottles
  • Shampoo Bottles
  • Plastic Pots, Tubs and Trays
  • Butter Tubs
  • Yogurt Pots
  • Salad Tubs
  • Vegetable Trays

Paper & cardboard

  • Newspapers and Magazines
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Milk and Juice Cartons
  • Toilet and Kitchen Roll Tubes
  • Letters and Brochures

where does it all go?

People are hugely confused as to which bin to put their recyclables and waste. By going out into communities we can provide helpful hints on how to manage our recycling bins, reduce contamination and preserve the quality of recyclable material directly to the public. We are very excited about this hands-on approach, sending our new team of waste ambassadors into communities to tackle waste in a real way. VOICE has long pushed for this type of initiative to provide a public forum to inform how to reduce contamination of recycling. We will also be able to identify barriers households face when managing their waste. We will use the information gathered from this programme to better direct the government on how to make recycling easier for householders.”

Mindy O’Brien
VOICE Coordinator

the team

VOICE formed a whole new team to run the project.

The talks and workshops are being offered to community groups, sports associations, businesses, local agencies, farming groups, etc. We can deliver to groups of 30 or more and the demonstration can be delivered in between 15 - 60 minutes depending on time available.

meet the team
Voice Recycling Ambassador Programme
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Connacht-Ulster Waste RegionSouthern Waste RegionEastern-Midlands Waste RegionRepakDepartment of Communications, Climate Action and Environment