WEEE free recycling day

WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, is encouraging Offalians to bring their electrical waste for collection at centres in Tullamore, Edenderry, Clara and Birr during a free recycling day this Saturday, May 7.

WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, is encouraging Offalians to bring their electrical waste for collection at centres in Tullamore, Edenderry, Clara and Birr during a free recycling day this Saturday, May 7.

These collection events will take place from 10 am to 4pm only at the following locations - Tesco car park, Tullamore; Old Basketball Courts, car park, opposite Ard Scoil Chiarain, Clara; Tesco car park, Birr and Tesco car park, Edenderry.

This one day event will allow the people of Offaly to get rid of any household electrical equipment and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

More than 47 tonnes of electrical waste was collected at WEEE collection days across Offaly in 2010 and it is hoped that these collections will be just as successful as previous events.

Anything in the home with a battery or a plug can be recycled at Saturday’s collection day. Waste collection specialists from WEEE Ireland will be there on the day to help you send your toasters, vacuum cleaners, fridges and every other electrical item imaginable to a better place.

As a consumer of electrical items, you are entitled to bring your waste electrical equipment to your electrical retailer when purchasing an item of similar type, i.e. on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis.

Waste batteries can be brought back to any battery retailer that sells similar batteries, even if you don’t purchase anything. All WEEE and waste batteries can also be brought to your local civic amenity site free of charge.

For further information on all future recycling events in Offaly, or to find your nearest civic amenity site, please log on to WEEE Ireland’s website www.recyclefree.ie