the market for Reuse
The Lord Mayor of Dublin,
Councillor Vincent Jackson, has launched “Free Trade” - an innovative
new online service that helps Dublin householders obtain and pass-on
goods for free - such as furniture, stereos, baby products, garden
items, books, clothes and lots more.
The “Free Trade” service is hosted on the DublinWaste.ie
website - Click
Here - and run by the four Dublin Local Authorities. They
are confident that their new service will encourage people to reuse
items instead of throwing them away and, therefore, reduce the amount
of waste going to landfill.
“Now that we have established a strong network of
recycling facilities in Dublin - and the public are actively recycling
- we are moving our focus to encouraging people to reuse as well”
- said the Lord Mayor.
“People moving house or re-decorating often want
to change their suite of furniture or TV, but can’t trade-in the
old one and that’s where DublinWaste.ie comes in.
The website allows them to advertise item(s) for free and advises
on how to make contact with prospective new owners” - says Hugh
Coughlan, Senior Executive Officer, Dublin City Council.
- To advertise an item, log onto DublinWaste.ie
Here - click on the Free Trade banner and follow
the simple instructions. ·
- Those who are looking for items can browse the site as often
as they wish and, when interested in an item, they simply phone
or email the advertiser to arrange collection or delivery.
“We envisage Free Trade being very popular among first time buyers,
students and landlords - but we would encourage everybody in Dublin
who is looking for household goods, to check out DublinWaste.ie
before rushing out to spend money on new goods, because everything
on the site is usually in good condition and is absolutely free”
- said Hugh Coughlan.
“Already, there are some items advertised and we envisage the Baby
and Electrical sections to get very busy as the service becomes
widely known about.”
There are over 20 categories of household items on the site. There
is also advice for users to be sensible and take precautions when
making arrangements to meet strangers to collect or hand-over goods.
The website and Free Trade service is supported by the DublinWaste.ie
team who can be contacted by phone (01-6676880) or by email at [email protected]