It’s that time of the year again, when the sun starts shining in Dublin and those crispy canal cans start calling. Sunshine + Irish people = one of the great miracles of the world.

Portobello has been our home for well over a decade and it kills us to see the canal left in a state every sunny afternoon. All in all,  it’s a shite buzz and we want to help. So we put on our #Greentonic hats and the BIN IT TO WIN IT campaign has been born. We started last year, but this year we want to get this out before the sun starts shining and get everyone involved, and turn canal rubbish into pints.

How it Works

1) Call into the Bernard Shaw or MVP and grab a #BinittoWinit bag from beside the front entrance. Head to the canal and have your cans.

2) PLASTIC BOTTLES & CANS ONLY please, so we can ensure everything in the bag gets waste managed efficiently.

3) When the sun sets and you’re heading on your way, bring the #BinittoWinit bag full of the cans & plastic bottles you’ve cleaned up from the canal back to our BIN IT TO WIN IT DROP OFF POINTS at The Bernard Shaw or MVP. The Bernard Shaw’s drop off point is located just to the left of the building from Richmond Street entrance, MVP’s is inside the bar. We’ll then give you a free beer token to use at the bar.

4) Tell your mates! Everyone wins from Bin it, to win it. If you’re feeling particularly proactive in the world of #Greentonic, check out our ECO BRICK campaign for some home recyclin’ at

And if you’re a local business, organisation or crew…

If you are a local business or office based on or near the canal – situated anywhere between Clanbrassil St Bridge and where the canal meets the Liffey – and would like to get some bags off us hit us up below. If you run a bar, cafe, retail business, and have the facility to collect and clear the rubbish collected and give someone something free in return, you can reach out to us too. It would be amazing if more businesses got involved – the more the merrier!

If you’d like to donate or sponsor this idea, get in touch at

About Greentonic

It’s an extension of Bodytonic which focuses on all aspects of being green/reducing waste/energy efficient/environmentally friendly. We want to reduce our waste, remove single use plastic, be environmentally friendly and overall try to make the world (or our gaff for now) a better place. For example; we’ve got rid of plastic straws and single use plastic cups. We’ve got reusable plastic cups and metal straws for our events, which not only look the business but reduce our plastic waste. We’ve also banned takeaway coffee cups in the office – Keep Cups all round’ baby. All our venues collect Eco Bricks and have GYO gardens. We’re also learning day by day, getting things wrong, making mistakes, and trying to make things right. If you have any ideas or see us doing silly things we can easily improve on, please let us know, we’re open to learning and doing as much as we can –