WEEE Ireland (waste, electrical and electronic equipment ), the compliance scheme for electrical waste and battery recycling, has held a series of WEEE Wagon collection events across Galway county throughout September, and these will continue into October. These smaller collection days supported by the Galway County Council allow people from towns and villages across the county to get rid of any household electrical equipment and batteries in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
On Tuesday, the WEEE Wagon will be in Abbeyknockmoy from 10am to 1pm and Monivea from 4pm to 7pm. On Thursday next October 6, it will visit Clarinbridge from 10am to 1pm and Kinvara from 4pm to 7pm. October 11 will see trips to Abbey between 10am and 1pm before moving on to Woodford between 4pm and 7pm. On October 13 it will be in Kiltormer from 10am to 1pm and Eyrecourt from 4pm to 7pm, while October 18 sees services in Williamstown from 10am to 1pm and Glenamaddy from 4pm to 7pm.
Anything in the home with a battery or a plug can be recycled at WEEE Wagon days. Waste collection specialists from WEEE Ireland are on hand to help send toasters, vacuum cleaners, fridges, and every other electrical item 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 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 do not purchase anything. All WEEE and waste batteries can also be brought to your local civic amenity site free of charge.
For further information on WEEE Wagon days and all future recycling events in Galway, or to find your nearest civic amenity site, log on to WEEE Ireland’s website www.recyclefree.ie or like the page http://www.facebook.com/WEEEIreland