WEEE Ireland is beginning 2017 with a number of public collection days, for the people of Mayo. In an effort to make it as easy as possible for householders in Mayo to recycle their electrical and battery waste, WEEE Ireland, will be hosting a collection day in both Belmullet and Ballyhaunis on Saturday, March 25, where any household item with a plug or battery will be accepted free of charge.
The Belmullet collection will be held in the Civic Offices car park from 10am to 4pm and in Ballyhaunis in the Knock Street, car park from 10am to 4pm. Any appliance, small or large with a plug or battery will be accepted at these collection events for recycling. This includes small appliances such as hairdryers, irons, power tools, children’s toys and larger household items such as fridges, washing machines, and dishwashers. Waste batteries and energy saving light bulbs will also be welcomed. These will all be accepted free of charge and the collection events are open to all members of the public.
WEEE Ireland’s message to the people of Mayo is to keep your county ‘clean and green’ and help put it on the map as the WEEE recycling capital of Ireland. In 2015 the people of Mayo recycled approximately 9kg per person in the county, and a total of 5,701 tonnes of electrical waste was recycled at WEEE Ireland collection events nationwide.
If you cannot make either of the collection days, remember you can still access your local Mayo recycling centres at Derrinumera, Newport, and Rathroeen , Killala Road all year round to recycle all your electrical, battery, and lighting waste for free. Every battery you recycle with WEEE Ireland helps raise funds for LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.