Mayo County Council was honoured at the Repak Awards during National Recycling Week last week. WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, selected Mayo County Council as a recipient of its Special Merit Award and as a finalist in the WEEE Ireland Best Participating Local Authority Category for its hard work during the year and participation in the WEEE Ireland Collection Programme.
Mayo County Council has been holding collection days with WEEE Ireland since 2007. The Mayo collection days are primarily focused in areas that do not have a recycling centre convenient to them. Eleven collection days were held in 2011 with more than 11,694kg of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment ) and 3,559kg of batteries collected for recycling.
Mayo County Council also held a special battery collection drive in the winter months of 2011 in conjunction with WEEE Ireland’s battery recycling campaign, Spread a little Sunshine, for LauraLynn House.
WEEE Ireland thanked all of those involved in Mayo County Council for their dedication and commitment to keeping Mayo’s villages and towns clean and free from electrical and battery waste.
For further information on all future recycling events in Mayo, or to find your nearest civic amenity site, log on to WEEE Ireland’s website www.recyclefree.ie or like its page on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/WEEEIreland for all updates on collection days.