Upgrading Shared bin Experience (USE)


Working with residents, management and waste facilities to improve bin use in shared waste areas

The USE pilot project works with apartment blocks and residential areas with shared bin facilities at 7 sites across Ireland to investigate ways to improve the bin use at communal bin areas.

In Ireland today we recycle around 69% of our waste, however of that almost 33% of household recycling is contaminated reducing our ability to recycle this material. In apartment blocks with shared waste facilities residents and management companies face unique challenges in managing recycling bins.

Building on the success of the Recycling Ambassador Programme, VOICE with support from REPAK will pilot a scheme to address these challenges and improve waste segregation in apartments and shared living complexes in Ireland.

The project, lasting 6 Months, is a mix of desk study on best practice and a practical pilot scheme working with management companies and residents. Through a series of educational interventionas including waste audits, workshops, recycling bags and surveys we aim to produce guidance on best practice for management of communal bin areas.

Awards and Recognition

Green Awards 2019 - Winner - Green NGO of the Year
All Ireland Community and Council Awards 2019 - WINNER