Irish LegislationThe Irish government implemented the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive 2002/96/EC in August 2005. From 13 August 2005, all Producers and Distributors (Retailers) of EEE must comply with the WEEE Regulations 2005.The purpose of this Directive is, as a first priority, the prevention of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), and in addition, the reuse, recycling and other forms of recovery of such wastes so as to reduce the disposal of waste. It also seeks to improve the environmental performance of all operators involved in the life cycle of electrical and electronic equipment, e.g. producers, distributors and consumers and in particular those operators directly involved in the treatment of waste electrical and electronic equipment.
How does it work?
Consumers from in the Republic of Ireland will be able to return waste electrical and electronic equipment to Eurieka.ie free of charge on a one-to-one basis. This means that when purchasing an equivalent product, you can return your old version to us provided it is a like-for-like equivalent, or has fulfilled the same function as the newly supplied equipment. For example, you're entitled to send back a television, provided you purchased a comparable new television. Items you are returning as WEEE must be returned within a maximum of 30 days from the date of delivery. “Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries.”
How do I return my old product?
You can bring it to:
Eurieka IT Services Ltd, B19 Ballymount Corporate Park, Ballymount Avenue, Ballymount, Dublin 12
You can also bring your waste to your local civic amenity centre of which there are numerous located throughout the country. For your nearest centre please see click here.
For more information about WEEE please visit www.weeeireland.ie
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and waste batteries must never be placed in your waste disposal or recycling bins. WEEE is taken back free of charge at electrical retail outlets on a one-for-one like-for-like basis. There is a bin for small batteries in your local store. Local authority civic amenity facilities also take back WEEE and waste batteries free of charge. WEEE and waste battery recycling is free.