Household WEEE

FREE HOUSEHOLD WEEE RECYCLING DROP OFF Monday to Friday 9:30AM TO 4:00PM

THERE IS NO NEED TO PHONE US BEFOREHAND
IF IT PLUGS IN OR HAS A BATTERY, WEEE CAN RECYCLE IT (R)

** WE DO NOT DO HOUSEHOLD COLLECTIONS **

Directions to
ELECTRONIC RECYCLING
Unit 20, Jamestown Business Park
Finglas, Dublin D11 CF6H

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Drop off your old Television, Washing Machine, Dish Washer, Fridge, Microwave
There is no charge for households to drop off Household equipment, the cost is covered by the WEEE Ireland Producers Compliance Scheme.

What kind of household WEEE can you drop off?

Televisions
Fridges
Washing Machines/ Tumble Dryers
Dish Washers
Video Players
Game consoles
Microwaves
Battery Operated Toys
Kettles
Vacuum Cleaners
Hair dryers
and many more…

IF IT PLUGS IN OR HAS A BATTERY, WEEE CAN RECYCLE IT (R)
We also accept all types of  Household Batteries

Opening hours for WEEE drop off : Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm

We are licenced by Dublin City Council as a drop off location for Household Appliance Recycling, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, ( WEEE )

Directions to Electronic Recycling
From Jamestown Rd, Finglas.

There are signs for “Jamestown Business Park” at the entrance, on the same side and just up from Johnston Mooney and O’Brien Bakery opposite the Daybreak convenience store.
From the entrance
100 metres, turn right at sign for O'Connor Cars
100 metres turn left at the T junction
100 metres turn right at Kempis Sales
100 metres Electronic Recycling is on the left hand side

From The North Road roundabout onto St Margaret’s Road
Pass Lidl and Aldi on the left
The entrance to Jamestown Business Park is 100 metres past Aldi, on the right hand side.
From the entrance
Come down to the T junction (Large red building)
Turn Right, follow the road left and then right and Electronic Recycling are 150 metres on the right hand side

Household Appliance Recycling is supported by the Irish Producers Compliance Scheme

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Your Citizen’s rights for Household WEEE

The information below is taken from The Citizens Information Website

Rules

What must retailers do about Household WEEE ?

Retailers must:

  • Register as a producer of WEEE
  • Take back your old electrical equipment free of charge when you buy new goods
  • Ensure you are aware of the take-back options they offer, and other ways to dispose of your old electrical and electronic equipment (for example, by providing leaflets or signs at the point of sale)

What equipment can I take back?

  • Retailers must take back your old electrical and electronic equipment in store for free on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. This means the old product must be of the same type or have the same purpose as the new item purchased.
  • Retailers in large stores (with an electrical-goods sales area greater than 400 square metres) must accept your small appliances (less than 25 cm high) for recycling without insisting you buy anything.
  • You can deposit certain types of waste batteries at various shops for free (see ‘How should I dispose of batteries and contaminated waste?’ below).

What if I want something delivered to my home?

  • If you are having something delivered to your home, you can have the old item collected at the same time for no extra cost on the same one-for-one, like-for-like basis.
  • The retailer cannot charge for collecting the Household WEEE (although they can charge a delivery fee for the new item).
  • Retailers must give 24 hours’ notice of delivery and you must have the old item ready for collection and disconnected from all electrical, gas or water systems (as appropriate).
  • If a retailer has not given 24 hours’ notice of delivery and an old appliance is not ready for collection, they must return to collect it within 15 days.
  • If you do not wish to use the free collection service when your new equipment is delivered, then you can return your old item to the shop at any time.

Rates

Who pays for recycling Household WEEE ?

Producers of electrical and electronic goods fund the recycling of Household WEEE. They pay fees in proportion to their current market share.

What are Environmental Management Costs?

  • Visible Environmental Management Costs (vEMCs) are standardised charges added to the price of certain goods to help to pay for the costs of recycling. The rate charged is approved by the WEEE Register Society Limited, which is an industry-based but independently managed national registration body.
  • You will see a vEMC on the price display on all refrigeration units, large household appliances, TVs larger than 73cm, gas discharge lamps and LEDs. The retail price of the item includes the vEMC and the price display must include the following wording: ‘Included in this price is a contribution to recycling costs of (amount of contribution)’. Your invoice, receipt or docket must state: ‘Price of electrical items includes a contribution to recycling costs’.
  • The vEMC charges fund the two collective compliance schemes operating in Ireland: WEEE Ireland and the European Recycling Platform. These schemes ensure that all household WEEE is handled without causing harm to the environment when it is returned to retailers or deposited at landfill sites or civic amenity sites.

The vEMCs displayed on the goods you buy cannot exceed the actual costs of recycling. The WEEE Register has verified and issued a schedule of vEMCs (pdf) to be displayed.

  • For more information on EMCs, go to the WEEE Register.

How should I dispose of batteries and contaminated waste?

Batteries should be disposed of carefully and not sent to landfill because they are classed as hazardous waste. According to WEEE legislation, retailers only need to take batteries which are contained within electrical or electronic equipment.

You can deposit waste batteries free of charge at:

  • Any local authority civic amenity site
  • Any shop selling the same type of battery

Retailers must take back batteries of a type they supply, even if you did not get the batteries from them. You do not have to buy anything from the shop when you are depositing waste batteries.

But retailers do not have to take back batteries of a type they do not supply. For example, they do not have to take back a car battery if they only sell batteries suitable for a torch or remote control.

Retailers are not obliged to accept contaminated waste that would present a health and safety risk to their staff, such as leaking batteries.

Where to apply

For further information with regard to EMCs you should contact the WEEE Register as follows:

The National Producer Registration Body,
Unit 47, Block 5,
Northwood Court, Santry,
Dublin 9

Office Opening Hours: 9am-5pm

Tel: +353 1 5522606
Fax: +353 1 5618058
Email: info@producerregister.ie
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