WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, is holding a free recycling event in Abbeyleix this weekend in association with Laois County Council.
The collection event will take place on Saturday, June 9 at The Manor Hotel car park, Abbeyleix, 10am-4pm.
This free WEEE Ireland event allows people to get rid of any household electrical equipment and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
Anything in the home with a battery or a plug can be recycled at these collections. 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 Laois, or to find your nearest civic amenity site, please log on to WEEE Ireland’s website www.recyclefree.ie.
About WEEE Ireland
WEEE Ireland (Waste, Electrical and Electronic Equipment) is a not for profit organisation, founded by producers of electrical and electronic appliances in order to comply with the legal obligations imposed by the WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC.
WEEE Ireland will organise for the treatment and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment and batteries and accumulators from authorised collection points, on behalf of its Producer members.
Our objective is to provide cost effective compliance for Producers to meet the requirements of the WEEE Regulations 2005 and Battery Regulations 2008, whilst minimising the cost to the consumer.