Thorntons Recycling was founded in 1979 by Padraig and Carmel Thornton. The company has grown into one of the largest waste management companies providing waste collection, recycling and recovery services to Dublin, Meath, Kildare and Wicklow. Thorntons also operate a Confidential Security Shredding Service complementing our recycling business and completing their One Stop Shop promise.
Thorntons Recycling prides itself on being one of Ireland’s most progressive and advanced recycling companies with an impressive company recycling rate of 90% and devoted, customer-centric staff. Thorntons Recycling are proud of the yearly improvements in recycling rates with the goal of ensuring the maximum amount of waste is fully recycled or reused as an alternative fuel source.
We have invested over €80m in our facilities, processes, fleet and equipment. This investment has allowed us to develop a recycling and recovery service that is unmatched in the industry.

At Thorntons Recycling, we class waste as a resource, not a problem. With our award-winning 3-bin service, we help our clients save money and manage their waste output efficiently.

At our state-of-the-art recycling facilities we sort, recycle and re-use collected waste materials. Thorntons Recycling offers a comprehensive range of skips and services, which can be tailored to meet specific requirements across all sectors.


  • 2 Cubic Yard Mini Skip. Suitable for a small-scale house clearance and small-scale construction works (No soil or concrete). Approx 2 cubic yard capacity.
  • 3 Cubic Yard Midi Skip. Suitable for a small-scale house clearance and small-scale construction works (No soil or concrete). Approx 3 cubic yard capacity.
  • 6 Cubic Yard Standard Skip. Suitable for a medium scale house clearance and medium scale construction works. Approx 6 cubic yard capacity.

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Secure Confidential Shredding

Secure and fully compliant
The most secure on-site and off-site data and material destruction systems available.

Secure executive lockable cabinets for your in-house requirements to store your documents securely prior to shredding.

No-obligation quotation for all jobs, from a single filing cabinet to a large warehouse clearance.

Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or just once in a while clear-outs.

Services Offered

  • Mobile Shredding – Our shredding trucks call to your site.
  • On-Site Shredding – Work is done at your site in our mobile shredding truck.
  • Off-Site Shredding – We collect your materials and transport them to our secure facility at Park West Dublin 12 for shredding.
  • Purge or One-time Clear Out – Annually or Bi-Annually.
  • On-going Service – Shredding on a regular basis.
  • Certificate of Destruction – issued on completion of all shreds to our clients.
  • EN15713:2009 Certificate – The management and control of secure collection, transportation, and destruction of confidential material.

For more information, visit Thorntons Security Shredding here.