About Us

Liberty Recycling is a nationally recognized model social enterprise delivering quality drug rehabilitation program combined with certified training and education resulting in real progression for participants into mainstream opportunities

Our History

Liberty Recycling is a caring idea that grew in Dublin’s Iveagh Markets from the Moloney Family’s time trading used clothes in the market.

The market closed in in 1995 but a group led by Philip Moloney came together with the idea of involving the community in a clothes recycling initiative to provide employment and training to local people affected by drugs. 

Liberties Recycling was set up under Merchant’s Quay Ireland as Community Employment scheme with 8 trainees. The project opened a charity shop on Meath Street, the first of many to come.

Now employing over 65 people, liberty’s recycling is dedicated to expanding to help as many people as possible become free from addiction.

Our Mission & Vision

Liberty Recycling aims to provide a supportive work environment to people affected by drugs to progress into mainstream employment, training and further education.

It is our goal to develop a rehabilitation and training team within Liberty Recycling offering a wide range of support, reference, guidance, aftercare and supported progression to those affected by addiction.

Our mission and vision is a realization that we are resilient. We acknowledge a deep gratitude to present and past Board members whose energy and enthusiasm have brought a vision and steely determination to the growth of this enterprise. 

As our trainees overcome life experiences that would flatten and depress others, we owe it to them to equally face every challenge and setback with determination and confidence.

Our People

Chief Executive

Philip Moloney

Chairperson

Aengus O Snodaigh TD

CEO Assistant

Linda Behan

Operations Manager

Tom Sheridan

Operations Manager

Tom Sheridan

Shops General Manager

Adam Moloney

Operations Supervisor

Marian Foster

Shop Manager

Nicola Naghten

Shop Manager

Pauline Fitzgerald

Shop Manager

Cherie McGaughran

Project Worker

Jennifer Coogan

Training Supervisor

Manna Thomas

Accounts Assistant

Laura Desmond

1252

Success Stories

10,200

Courses Completed

1742

Tons of Recycling

20

Years Of Helping

What We Do

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

We have 180 nationwide clothing recycling banks where the public can support us by donating their clothes, shoes and textiles.

We collect, sort, grade and pack used clothing for reuse in clothes markets in developing countries, and for sale in our charity shops.

We are the only project that provide rehabilitation, training and practical work experience all within a supportive environment.

Each year participants gain certified training in Forklift Driving, Computer Applications and Maths, First Aid and Payroll.

Get Involved Today

We have an ongoing recruitment in our factory and charity shops.