All unwanted household electrical items, batteries and energy saving light bulbs can be brought to your nearest civic amenity site for free recycling. A full list of these locations is available from your Irish Producer Compliance Scheme.
Take part in a special FREE WEEE collection event in your area.
If you are planning on updating any electrical items in your home, don’t forget how easy it is to bring back your now unwanted electronic goods to the same retailer for free recycling (on a one for one, like for like basis).
Portable waste batteries can also be brought back for free recycling to any battery retailer that sells similar batteries, even if you don’t purchase anything. You can get more detail from your Irish Producer Compliance Scheme.
Public Collection Days
Irish Producer Compliance Schemes 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.
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:
If you miss the collection day remember that you can recycle your waste batteries and electrical waste at your local civic amenity centre, free of charge.