WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, is holding a free recycling event in Tipperary Town this weekend in association with South Tipperary County Council. The collection event will take place in the following location: Saturday 18th August – Tesco Tipperary Town car park, 10am-4pm
WEEE Ireland and Tesco have recycled a massive 1,182 tonnes of electrical waste through 95 free electrical and battery recycling collection days held across the country since 2007. That is enough kettles, toasters and televisions to fill every seat in Croke Park, the Aviva Stadium, Thomond Park and Pairc Ui Chaoimh more than 3 times! Thanks to eco conscious shoppers across the country, approximately 638,000 electrical items have been diverted from landfill since 2007. WEEE items (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and batteries are potentially harmful to the environment, but when disposed of correctly through a WEEE Day, can be treated and recycled into new products.