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Free recycling collection event in Templemore

Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019 1:14pm
Free recycling collection event in Templemore

The Templemore event takes place in the Mart Car Park this Saturday.102460.jpg

Free recycling collection event in Templemore

The Templemore event takes place in the Mart Car Park this Saturday.102460.jpg

With EU Green Week underway, WEEE Ireland is encouraging Tipperary families to recycle their old electrical and electronic waste at a free collection event in Templemore. From fridges to phones, laptops to lawnmowers, toys to power tools and everything in between, WEEE Ireland will take them off your hands this May! The collection events will be taking place at the following locations, completely free of charge:


The Templemore event takes place in the Mart Car Park this Saturday, May 25th, from 10am-4pm.


WEEE is end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment - anything with a plug or a battery! WEEE can range from old or broken fridge-freezers, washing machines, TVs, toasters and kettles, electronic tools and children’s toys, to smaller items such as mobile phones, cables, remote controls and even watches.           

In 2018, WEEE Ireland collected over 35,000kg of e-waste on behalf of Irish householders.  That’s over 15 million old and broken appliances of all sizes diverted from landfill by Ireland’s free, national takeback scheme.  This included enough TVs and monitors to fill the Aviva Stadium four times over!  However, with new higher Irish targets kicking in from 1 January 2019, there’s even more to do this year.  Even more reason for householders than ever to get out, get green, and get recycling!    

Recycling electrical, battery and lighting waste at authorised collection points benefits the environment, allowing plastics, metals and glass to be recovered for manufacturing and ensuring hazardous waste is disposed of safely.     

All household items with a plug or a battery can be dropped off at a WEEE Ireland collection event and accepted free of charge. Participating householders will also be supporting LauraLynn, Irelands Children’s Hospice, with WEEE Ireland contributing to the charity as part of the ‘Small Things Matter’ campaign.   

This week is #EUGreenWeek - a key event in the EU environmental calendar. This year’s theme is action toward a greener, more sustainable Europe.  You can take part by recycling your e-waste safely with WEEE Ireland. From big fridges to small batteries, every little helps in the fight for a greener planet. Pledge your support today! For more information on your local recycling centre points visit:     #WEEE #MyGreenAction

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