When you recycle 'anything with a plug or a battery' you are helping to:
- Reduce the amount of WEEE, waste batteries and waste lighting equipment going to landfill
- Raw materials recovered from waste appliances go for recycling and reuse
- Conserve natural resources as materials such as plastics, glass and metals are recovered for use again by manufacturers
- Every battery you recycle in the blue WEEE Ireland battery boxes helps raise vital funds for LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice
WEEE and Portable Battery Recycling - WEEE Ireland does not operate WEEE or portable battery recycling in the follow areas: Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Monaghan, Cavan, Louth, Meath and Fingal County Council area. For information on WEEE and Battery Recycling in these areas please see mywaste.ie
What is WEEE Ireland?
WEEE Ireland is a not for profit organisation, committed to delivering cost effective compliance on behalf of their Producer Members.
WEEE Ireland represents 96% of the Irish battery industry and 74% of the household electrical and electronic industry who have a Producer responsibility under EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC & WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU to organise and finance the environmental management of their products at their end of life.
WEEE Ireland has been operational since 2005 and has been the Scheme of choice in Ireland maintaining majority market share across all sectors. WEEE Ireland operates under the approval of the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications.
As per the WEEE regulations, ELECTRIFYING VENTURES LIMITED will take back Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) from members of the public of free of charge, we take all our environmental obligations seriously and comply with all such legislation.
These regulations are designed to promote the recovery of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
They will facilitate in particular the achievement of the targets for the collection, treatment, recovery and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment in an environmentally sound manner as established by the directive.
The regulations impose obligations on persons who supply electrical and electronic equipment to the Irish market whether as retailers, importers or manufacturers.
HOW DOES WEEE WORK?
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one for one, like for like basis. Waste batteries including rechargable batteries are taken back free of charge. . All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities Make sure you always recycle your old electrical goods and batteries.
‘Takeback’ is on a one-for-one basis only and the product must be of a similar type or have performed the same function as the new item purchased.
For example if you are buying a new drill we will take back your old drill free of charge and ensure that it is disposed of in an environmentally correct manner.
Local authority civic amenity facilities take back WEEE and waste batteries free of charge.