Health & Safety

Disclaimer: it is your responsibility to take due care and precautions when handling waste electrical and electronic equipment and waste batteries in your home, business or educational institution. Further information on health and safety aspects is available here.

WEEE Ireland operates a WEEE and Waste Battery Compliance Scheme under approval from the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment. This activity is carried out on a not for profit basis for the sole purpose of assisting members of the Scheme meet their compliance responsibilities as provided for under Article 30 of the Irish WEEE Regulations and Article 34 of the Irish Batteries Regulations to Producers who are certified by an approved body to be participating in a satisfactory manner in a scheme for the environmentally sound management of waste electrical and electronic equipment and batteries.

Use of the Scheme WEEE and waste battery collection, recycling and recovery service is on a voluntary basis, and is at the sole discretion and risk of individuals, businesses, educational institutions and other relevant parties. Parties must take all reasonable precautions in relation to the collection and storage of these waste streams and ensure they comply with any relevant instructions provided by WEEE Ireland and or their contracted agents. It is the responsibility of all such parties to ensure they carry out appropriate risk assessments and training, and have adequate insurance in place to provide cover for any risks which are relevant to WEEE and waste battery collection and storage at your premises.

WEEE Ireland (including its directors, officers and employees) is not liable for any special, direct, indirect or consequential damages and/or losses resulting from the storage, handling and collection for recycling and/or recovery of WEEE and Waste batteries. WEEE Ireland excludes all terms, conditions, warranties and representations, whether expressed or implied by statute or common law, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. Use of the WEEE Ireland WEEE and Waste Battery collection, recycling and recovery service including all related infrastructure such as battery boxes, WEEE cages and trolleys constitutes agreement to the above terms.

Battery Safety Leaflet

Lighting Code of Practice

WEEE Code of Practice

WEEE Ireland Health, Safety & Environmental Policy