What We Do

What We Do

Liberty Recycling is a textiles recycling project that aims to provide people affected by drugs/alcohol use with the stability, work experience, skills and confidence needed to move into mainstream employment and/or further training and education, all within a supportive environment.

Sean’s Story

I was on crack for a year and finally hit rock bottom. I had a son and finally realised I was getting in too deep and had to stop or I’d miss out on his life as well.

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How We Recycle

Libertys collects, sorts, grades and packs used clothing and footwear for reuse in clothes markets in developing countries and for reprocessing into products including mattresses and insulation. Surplus cotton material is cut and baled into cleaning wipes for local customers including Dublin Bus, motor factors and cleaning companies.

Our Rehabilitation Programme

“In 2010 the rehabilitation programme was restructured to provide a more recovery-based model enabling people to reduce and eliminate their medication over time.”

Our Training Programme

Each year Libertys participants gain over 100 certified training awards in subjects as diverse as Forklift Driving, QQI-accredited Computer Applications and Maths, Sage Payroll.

How We Collect Clothes

Liberty collects, sorts, grades and packs used clothing and footwear for reuse in clothes markets in developing countries and for reprocessing into products including mattresses and insulation. Surplus cotton material is cut and baled into cleaning wipes for local customers including Dublin Bus, motor factors and cleaning companies.

Developing Countries

Liberty Recycling collects, sorts, grades and packs used clothing and footwear for reuse in clothes markets in developing countries.

Cleaning Wipe Sales

Liberty Recycling produces 10kilo bales of compact cleaning wipes made from recycled material. We offer two types.

Clothes Banks

Liberty Recycling operates a nationwide network of over 180 clothing recycling banks where the public can support the project by donating their unwanted clothes, shoes and textiles.

We are extremely grateful to all the hosts of our recycling banks. These include Tesco Ireland, Superquinn, and Kildare County Council and local businesses, schools, churches and community groups throughout the country.

To find your nearest clothes bank location click here. Please contact us if you have any problem finding a bank or to report any damage.

If you would like to host a clothing bank please contact us on 01-4193999 or email info@libertys.ie.

School Collections

Liberty Recycling organizes collections of unwanted clothing through schools around the country in return for a contribution to school funds. This service is proving very popular with schools. Many schools incorporate the collection into their environmental awareness programmes particularly in the Green Schools.

We provide collection bags and arrange for the collection of donated clothing on the morning of the collection or when convenient for the school.

If you would like to organize a school collection please contact us on 01 4193999 or email info@libertys.ie.

Liberty Charity Shops

The first Liberty charity shop opened on Camden Street in October 2010. The shop provides excellent work experience and training for our participants who are interested into progressing into retail employment. All income generated in the shop goes towards the cost of providing rehabilitation and training services.

Drop in
28 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2

Phone
01 4758745

Email
info@libertys.ie

Opening Hours
Monday – Saturday 9.45am – 5.45pm

Liberty sells quality ladies, men’s and children’s clothes and shoes in addition to handbags, bric-a-brac, cds, books, household items and soft toys. We also gratefully accept donations of similar items in good condition.