Welcome to RECOSI

RECOSI (Regional and European Co-Operative for Social Industry) based in Ireland is a not for profit organisation. It was formed in early 2014 by a group of like-minded individuals, who want to help to develop social enterprises, which operate mainly in the area of reuse of IT equipment and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).

Our main objective is to develop the commercial activity of social enterprises in a meaningful and profitable way by combining the resources and expertise of both the social enterprises and commercial sector.

Our aim is to create a commercially unified model between social enterprises and commercial bodies in the IT reuse and WEEE market, which is directly delivering social value, commercial revenue and environmental protection. RECOSI’s aim is also to establish an informal compliance scheme for social enterprises (reuse centers operating in area of reuse of IT and WEEE) working together in partnership with existing compliance scheme.

Our locations: Ireland (Head Office), UK, USA, Europe


To provide a fully integrated solution for social enterprises, which are working in the area of the recovery and reuse of electrical and electronic equipment, this maximises returns to all stakeholders by providing a framework of expertise, training and operational excellence.


A vision of social enterprises working together in unity to create real jobs for the marginalised people in society.




Our goal is to develop a large operational footprint among social enterprises around the world, which are providing job opportunities for disadvantaged/disabled people. We want to develop their commercial departments in order to create more income and replace grants and donations.

With our unique single model we want to:

  • Offer professional training in order to help professionalise social enterprises working or wish to work in the reuse industry.
  • Help social enterprises to develop an asset recovery process for the reuse of IT equipment and increase the reuse and reduction of WEEE.
  • Help social enterprises to develop a market for reused IT equipment and other WEEE scrap material and create more job opportunities in the Social Economy.
  • Achieve more sustainable development for social enterprises which are operating in the field of reuse of IT and WEEE.


Data Security

RECOSI provides to its customers a coherent set of policies, processes and systems to manage risks to their information assets.


Resale of it Stock

RECOSI’s Asset Recovery Services are focussed on generating value from used IT equipment for our clients and creating an environmentally sustainable disposal solution for anything unsuitable for reuse.


Recosi ARW system

At Recosi, we’ve been working with industry experts to develop specialised software for the WEEE recycling industry across world.


RECOSI worked with Applegreen recently to repurpose their redundant IT assets as part of our Pay IT Forward campaign - many thanks to Fiona and all in Applegreen.

‘Applegreen were delighted with the service provided by Recosi. Anthony and the team were punctual, meticulous and professional in the removal of all old IT stock.

Like many organisations in a demanding environment it can be hard to find the time to complete a stock clear-out. Through working with Recosi, Applegreen are satisfied that all stock will be sanitised and re-used appropriately.

Applegreen is known as a strong charitable organisation and as such are delighted that through donating to Recosi we are not only helping those with little or no accessibility to computers, we are also helping provide employment for people with disabilities.

I would highly recommend that any organisation will have a positive experience using Pay IT Forward with Recosi.

Fiona Nolan – Service Delivery, Applegreen’

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RECOSI and our partner organisation, Achieve Human Services, are delighted to be working with Cenpatico, an organisation providing comprehensive managed behavioral healthcare services for vulnerable and underserved populations.

We work with Cenpatico to provide refurbished IT resources to some of their clients, such as Michelle, to enable them to start a business, further their education etc.

For more information on Pay IT Forward please contact anthony.odea@recosi.net

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