What is a Bring Bank?
Bring banks are large containers located at various points in the city where residents can dispose of glass bottles/jars and clothing.
What items do Bring Banks accept?
The type of items that can be brought to a bring bank depends on the containers at each location.
Where are Bring Banks located?
Joyce's Knocknacarra Glass Toft Park, Salthill Glass & Textiles Westside Shopping Centre Glass & Textiles Western Distributor Road Glass & Textiles City Hall, College Road Glass & Textiles Doughiska Shopping Centre Glass Dyke Road Car Park Glass & Textiles Galway Shopping Centre (Tesco) Glass Galway City Council Recycling Centre, Liosbaun Ind Estate
(Mon - Thu 2pm to 4pm,
Friday 2pm - 3pm,
Sat 9am - 1pm only)
Glass, Textiles, Batteries, Light Bulbs, WEEE, Large Hard Plastics, Waste Metals, Timber Terryland (Dunnes Stores) Glass & Textiles Ballybane Shopping Centre Glass & Textiles Renmore, beside Kingfisher Club Glass & Textiles
For Bring Bank locations nationwide please refer to the following website: http://www.repak.ie/recycling_facilities.php
Please do not abuse these facilities by leaving rubbish or waste at them. Littering is an offence under the Litter Pollution Act and liable to an on-the-spot fine of €150. Please bring your bags/boxes home with you and reuse them again.
Leaving your recyclable items beside the bring banks, rather than placing them in the containers provided is illegal and costs time and money to clean up. Even when banks are full, it is illegal to leave your items beside the bank - go to another site or return when the banks have been emptied. If a bank is full, please contact Galway City Councils Customer Service team so that we can arrange for the banks to be emptied.
How should I dispose of glass?
Please segregate the glass according to colour - this is important for the recycling process and place the glass jar/bottle in the relevant container.
Glass jars and bottles only. No ceramics, tiles, mirrors, window glass, pyrex or drinking glasses should be placed in the bottle banks. This glass is processed in a different manner and can affect the quality of the recycling glass.
Do not dispose of glass items late at night as it may disturb residents living close to the bring banks.
How should I dispose of Clothing/Textiles?
Clothing and Textiles may be disposed of in bring bank containers specifically for clothing or textiles. View locations with textiles bring bank containers.
Please ensure that clothing is clean, dry and in good condition.
Duvets and Pillows are not accepted.
Abuse of Bring Banks:
Bring banks are intended for household glass only.
Commercial outlets must deal with and pay for their own waste management/ recycling services.
Bottle banks used illegally by commercial outlets for their large volumes of glass leave little capacity for the domestic user.
Please do not leave empty boxes behind. You should bring your empty cardboard boxes home, tear them apart and put them in your recycling bin.
Leaving your recyclable items beside the bring banks, rather than placing them in the containers provided is illegal and costs time and money to be cleared up.
Anyone caught leaving their recyclable items beside a bring bank (whether the bring bank is full or not) may be prosecuted for littering. Littering is an offence under the Litter Pollution Act and liable to an on-the-spot fine of €150.
What should I do if a Bring Bank is full?
Bring Banks are regularly emptied. However if you find that a Bring Bank is full, please do not leave your recyclable items beside the bring bank as it is illegal to do so and may result in a fine and prosecution.
Instead, please bring your items to a bring bank at an alternative location and contact Galway City Council's Customer Service Team to highlight that the bring bank needs to be emptied.