14th December 2016

PRESS RELEASE

SEND YOUR OLD ELECTRONIC TOYS TO A BETTER PLACE THIS CHRISTMAS

  • RECYCLE ELECTRONIC TOYS FOR FREE AT YOUR LOCAL CIVIC AMENITY SITE
  • ANYTHING WITH A BATTERY OR A PLUG CAN BE RECYCLED

 

14th December 2016: WEEE Ireland encourages Irish householders to reduce landfill waste this Christmas by recycling all electronic toys free of charge at your local civic amenity site.

 

As Christmas fast approaches, WEEE Ireland reminds everyone about the easy solution to recycling all electronic, battery and lighting waste.

 

If you are having a clear out of waste items before or after Christmas, simply bring anything with a plug or a battery to your local civic amenity site for recycling – especially those unwanted toys that have reached the end of their life.

Remember for each recycled toy, gadget battery or bulb, those components will return to production.  Your little ones will be glad to know that by recycling old toys, they are giving them a new lease of life!

 

Anything with a plug or a battery can be recycled – so don’t hold back on that pre-Christmas clear out.  And remember, recycling batteries through WEEE Ireland helps to raise funds for LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice!

 

Examples of items which can be recycled free of charge include:

  • All types of batteries
  • Energy-saving light bulbs
  • Microwaves
  • Electric heaters
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Toasters
  • Kettles
  • Electric toothbrushes
  • Shavers
  • Hair straighteners
  • IT equipment and game consoles
  • TVs
  • Stereos and speakers
  • Portable music players
  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Dishwashers
  • Cookers

 

To find the location of your nearest civic amenity centre, simply log on to: www.weeeireland.ie/collecitons/civic-amenity-centres

 

ENDS

For Further information contact:
Bo Browne
WEEE Ireland

bo@weeeireland.ie

01 2999320

 

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 help them comply with the legal obligations imposed by the WEEE Directive 2002/96/EC. WEEE Ireland manages the collection for recycling of household WEEE, lighting equipment and batteries from authorised collection points, on behalf of its Producer members.

About battery recycling

The WEEE Ireland scheme operates on behalf of Producers of battery and electrical appliances to encourage people at home and in work to manage their electrical and battery waste responsibly. WEEE Ireland encourages people to use rechargeable batteries where possible and to use the WEEE Ireland small battery box or other suitable container at home to collect spent batteries for recycling. Waste batteries can then be deposited in larger WEEE Ireland blue boxes at collection points around the country. They are sorted at WEEE facilities in Ireland and safely transported to dedicated European battery recycling plants. Recycling batteries diverts them from landfill and ensures any heavy metals and chemicals they contain are managed in an environmentally responsible way.

 

Recycling also saves on natural resources as many of the component parts of batteries can be used again in manufacturing. For more information please log on to recyclefree.ie, or join the campaign on facebook.com/weeeireland

 

About LauraLynn- Ireland’s Children’s Hospice

LauraLynn is Ireland’s first and only children’s hospice. Since opening in September 2011, families in Ireland now have access to short breaks in and out of home and end-of-life care for children with life-limiting conditions, as well as a range of supports for their families.  LauraLynn is a specially created unit located in the grounds of the Children’s Sunshine Home, Leopardstown, Dublin and also operates a homecare programme

Every year there are approximately 320 child deaths and more than 3,800 children living with life limiting conditions in Ireland. The monies required to build LauraLynn were 100% generated through fundraising. It cost €5.5 million to build and fit-out the hospice and LauraLynn has to raise €3.5 million in 2016 to keep it operating.

 

For further information please visit lauralynn.ie

 

 

 

Filed Under:   Battery Recycling, Electrical Waste, General Recycling