Public Collection Days

WEEE Ireland organises and promotes public collection events of WEEE and waste batteries in areas which do not have convenient access to civic amenity sites. Any household item with a plug or battery will be accepted at these collection events – from large items such as fridges, dishwashers and tumble dryers, to small household items such as remote controls, electric toothbrushes and everything in between. All waste batteries will be accepted free of charge, including AA and AAA batteries, torch batteries, watch batteries, car batteries and electric fence batteries.

It’s FREE for the general public to bring any batteries or household item with a plug or a battery for recycling. This is a great chance for you to finally clean out the garage or attic.


Public Collection Days 2017






Sat 25th March Mayo Belmullet Civic Offices Car Park 10am – 4pm
Sat 25th March Mayo Knox’s Street Car Park, Ballyhaunis 10am – 4pm
Sat 25th March Kildare Tesco Car Park, Maynooth 10am – 4pm
Sat 25th March Kildare Tesco Car Park, Celbridge 10am – 4pm
Sat 01st April Galway Regional Co-Operative Livestock Mart, Ballygar Road, Mountbellew 10am – 4pm
Sat 8th April Galway Doire an Fhéich, Casla Industrial Estate 10am – 4pm
Sat 8th April Galway Oughterard GAA Pitch, Oughterard 10am – 4pm
Sat 22nd April Galway Supervalu Car Park, Loughrea 10am – 4pm
Sat 29th April Galway Gort Co-Operative Livestock Mart, Ballybawn 10am – 4pm


Examples of items that can be recycled for free include:

  • All types of batteries including farm fencing, automotive and portable batteries.
  • Torches, power tools and other small electrical devices.
  • Large household electrical items such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and electric ovens.
  • IT equipment – PCs, TVs, Monitors, phones.
  • Energy Saving Bulbs and other lighting equipment.
  • Along with any other household WEEE you may have.

If you miss the collection day remember that you can recycle your waste batteries and electrical waste at your local civic amenity centre, free of charge.