As the authorised BRITA distributor in Ireland we can take your old cartridges and recycle them! Simply send your old BRITA refills back to us, for free, to:
Freepost License FAU V92,
Bluestone Sales & Distribution,
26 Oaktree Business Park,
Alternatively, you can download a freepost label here and attached it to your package.
Please note that we can only accept BRITA brand cartridges for recycling. When sending back cartridges please ensure that they are dry.
Get 25% off BRITA Classic, P1000, MAXTRA+ 3, 6 or 12 packs when you post us your old cartridges. Just remember to include an email address for us to send a promo code to!
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Where else can you recycle BRITA cartridges?
Alternatively you can recycle your BRITA filters by dropping them off at one of our growing list of stores who have BRITA Recycling bins in-store:
Moore’s Electrical – Ballymena
Moore’s of Coleraine – Coleraine
Supervalu – Ballymena
Supervalu – Ballymoney
The Whitehouse Portrush – Portrush
Dalzell’s of Markethill – Markethill
Emerson’s Supermarket – Armagh
Connolly’s Topline – Bagnalstown
Swan Expert Electrical – Carlow
Walsh’s Homevalue – Bagnalstown
Dunnes Stores – Cavan
Robert Keith Homevalue – Arva
Supervalu – Kingscourt
Dairygold Co Op Superstore – Carrigaline
Dairygold Co Op Superstore – Mallow
Dairygold Co Op Superstore – Midleton
Drinagh Hardware – Dunmanaway
O’Keeffe’s Supervalu – Newmarket
O’Shea’s Topline – Charleville
Crawfords – Maghera
Supervalu – Limavady
Coyle’s Hardware – Buncrana
Smyth Patterson – Lisburn
Arnotts – Dublin 1
Dunnes Stores – Dun Laoghaire
EEC Homevalue – Balbriggan
Eurospar – Meakstown
Eurospar – Fairview
Eurospar – Windmill Lane
Grange Builders Providers – Baldoyle
Nolan’s of Clontarf – Clontarf
Power City – Blanchardstown, Carrickmines, Coolock, Finglas, Fonthill, Sallynoggin, Swords, Tallaght
Supervalu – Skerries
Anthony Ryans – Galway
Dunnes Stores – Galway, Edward Square
Arrabawn – Athenry
Eurospar – Loughrea
Supervalu – Loughrea
Fitzgerald’s Homevalue – Dingle
Power City – Naas
Supervalu – Celbridge
Callan Co-Op – Callan
Meubles – Kilkenny
Supervalu – Portarlington
Dairygold Co Op Superstore – Raheen
Starke Tools – Corbally
Dunnes Stores – Longford
Costcutter Express – Dundalk
Ferdia Homevalue – Ardee
Kevin McAllister Electrical – Drogheda
Archers – Ballina
Archers – Castlebar
Fresh Today – Trim
Kells Recycling Centre – Kells
Maddens Arro – Dunshaughlin
Murtaghs Topline Hardware – Ashbourne
Nally’s Supervalu – Trim
Navan Recycling Centre – Navan
Trim Recycling Centre – Trim
Homevalue Hardware – Castleblaney
Marron Expert Electrical – Carrickmacross
Sinead’s Place – Carrickmacross
Supervalu – Carrickmacross
Wards Topline – Roscommon
Mace – Collooney
Arrabawn – Nenagh
Arrabawn – Newport
Farrell’s – Carrick on Suir
Tipperary Co-op – Tipperary
Eurospar – Dungarvan
Costcutter Express – Athlone
Heavins – Athlone
Eurospar – Kinnegad
PW Shaw – Mullingar
Seal Rescue Ireland – Courtown
Homevalue – Enniscorthy
Supervalu – Rosslare
Joyces of Wexford – Wexford Town
Redmond Electric – Gorey
Topline Bolands – Arklow
Power City – Bray
Supervalu – Greystones
How we recycle BRITA cartridges:
BRITA’s Recycling Department shreds the cartridges and the filtering material is separated from the plastic case.
The plastic material is pre-cleaned and then grinded. The resulting plastic granulate is supplied to the plastics industry for renewed processing for various purposes.
Activated carbon and ion exchangers – the contents of the filtering cartridge – are separated at BRITA by a separating and regenerating line.
The activated carbon is returned to the manufacturer where it is reactivated in special installations or reused for waste water treatment.
The ion exchangers remain at BRITA where they are subjected to a 100 per cent regeneration processes during which the ion exchangers regain the full capacity in a series of treatment processing stages. Thermal after-treatment ensures once again the re-establishment of hygienic purity. At the end of this process, the ion exchanger resin fulfils all the quality demands that are expected in functional and hygienic terms of new, freshly produced ion exchangers. This is guaranteed by stringent external and internal examinations. The regenerated ion exchangers are then reused for the production of household water filters.
As part of BRITA’s commitment to fighting against the damage that single use plastic does to the planet, we’ve teamed up with Seal Rescue Ireland (Charity No. 20108519), as one of their major sponsors. Based in Courtown, Co. Wexford, Seal Rescue Ireland rehabilitate seals that have been found in distress around the coast of Ireland and release them back to the open waters once they have recovered.
Along with sponsoring one of their pools and kennels, we’ve also sponsored a number of seals including Noodles, Sriracha, Lotus, Pistachio and Snapdragon (pictured below). If you want to find out more about the great work they do, or directions to the centre simple click this link here.
You too can get involved and become a “Seal Rescuer” for the day… One of the most unique and rewarding experiences you’ll come across! Just book in here through Air BnB: View on Airbnb
BRITA and Reforest Nation:
Building on our partnership with Seal Rescue Ireland, we decided to increase our contribution in fighting the effects of plastic pollution and climate change. As experts in water filtration, we looked at earth’s natural filters – trees – and found the perfect organisation in Reforest Nation. Gareth and the team at Reforest Nation have been planting native trees around the island of Ireland are trying to both slow the effects of climate change and improve our natural environment. Starting with a donation to plant 1,000 trees, we’re looking forward to working with Reforest Nation and eventually seeing more greenery around the Emerald Isle!
Find out how you too can help out in re-populating our native trees here.