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WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling have today raised their concerns over the increasing number of ‘non-authorised’ collections and recycling of WEEE being carried out across Galway and the whole the country.
WEEE Ireland held a series of WEEE Wagon collections throughout Mayo during March and April, supported by Mayo County Council. These smaller collection days allowed 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.
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan has launched a new campaign to remind everyone to “Bring Batteries Back”, a nationwide initiative to encourage more battery recycling in Ireland. WEEE Ireland, the compliance scheme responsible for WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and waste battery recycling will be facilitating the campaign through their network of battery collection boxes in retail outlets, recycling centres and other collection points throughout Galway city and county.
With home improvement more popular than ever, RTÉ’s Room to Improve is back with a bang on our TV screens this autumn, and WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical waste and battery recycling, is sponsoring the new six-part series.
However as we bid a fond farewell to the summer months last weekend, WEEE Ireland, the Irish Compliance Scheme for electrical recycling, is reminding the people of Ireland that there has never been a better time to say goodbye your old batteries and small electronic items including clocks and watches and bring them back for recycling.