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Play it Again – Fingal Re-homing instruments in the community

Fingal County Council is supporting ReUse month this October. ReUse month gives us a chance to be creative in our thinking and to identify any opportunities for ReUsing materials that might otherwise be disposed of.

In our Recycling centres at Estuary Swords and Coolmine we are actively collecting instruments that are discarded and we are pairing them with locations and organisations that need them. Regularly we receive instruments such as guitars, fiddles, drum-kits, ukuleles and more that have been previously loved and need a new home. We get them fixed up to a playable condition and gather them for distribution.

Fingal Environmental Department have been contacting organisations such as Swords Tidy Towns Groups who have paired these instruments with local schools. Along with Sinead Fox, Environmental Awareness Officer, Fingal County Council is looking for voluntary organisations that might need such equipment as part of their service. We would like to hear from organisations such as Youth and Family Centres, Centres for Autism or residential homes for Addiction - all sorts of organisations that might have a need for a mix of instruments. This is a great initiative which addressed Waste Prevention and gives back to the Community.

If you are aware of any such location that would use these instruments, please email

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