WEEE Ireland organises and promotes public collection events of WEEE and waste batteries in areas which do not have convenient access to civic amenity sites. Any household item with a plug or battery will be accepted at these collection events – from large items such as fridges, dishwashers and tumble dryers, to small household items such as remote controls, electric toothbrushes and everything in between. All waste batteries will be accepted free of charge, including AA and AAA batteries, torch batteries, watch batteries, car batteries and electric fence batteries. WEEE Ireland has collected over 6,400 Tonnes of electrical equipment from special events since 2007 – almost the same weight as the Eiffel Tower!!
These days are promoted through local schools, local press and radio and again it's free for the general public to bring any batteries or household item with a plug or a battery for recycling. This is a great chance for you to finally clean out the garage or attic.
Examples of items that can be recycled for free include:
All types of batteries including farm fencing and automotive batteries
Torches, Power tools and other Small Electrical Devices
Fridges, Freezers, Washing Machines and Electric Ovens
PCs, TVs, Monitors
Energy Saving Lamps and other Lighting Equipment
Along with any other household WEEE you may have.
If you miss the collection day in Windgap, remember that you can recycle your waste batteries and electrical waste at your local civic amenity centre, free of charge.
Free gifts for every car!
As a thank you for responsibly recycling your waste, WEEE Ireland will be giving away free fridge magnets, keyrings and battery recycling boxes to everyone who recycles their electrical waste and waste batteries at the public collection day in Windgap.