Now easier to recycle electrical goods in Tipperary

Dermot Bannon, RTE's 'Room to Improve'.

Dermot Bannon, RTE's 'Room to Improve'.

RTE’s Room to Improve presenter Dermot Bannon was on hand recently with the renovation dream team WEEE Ireland and the Irish Hardware and Building Materials Association (IHBMA), who together want to encourage all budding Tipperary DIY enthusiasts to recycle their electrical power tools for free this year while undergoing any new refurbishments in the home.

Dermot officially announced both WEEE Ireland’s renewed sponsorship of the popular RTE series, and their partnership with the IHBMA to encourage local hardware retailers in Tipperary to become a centre for WEEE recycling in the community.

You can recycle for free with the following IHBMA members in Tipperary:

B Chadwicks Ltd, Clonmel, Tipperary

B Chadwicks Ltd, Nenagh, Tipperary

E Brett Ltd, Mullnahone, Tipperary

Martin Carey Ltd, Newport, Tipperary

Centenary Thurles Stores Ltd, Thurles, Tipperary

Donal Clarke & Son, Templemore, Tipperary

Doherty Hardware, Roscrea, Tipperary

Dwan’s Hardware Stores, Thurles, Tipperary

P J Heenan & Son Ltd, Borrisokane, Tipperary

L & C McCarra, Clonmel, Tipperary

Ronayne Hire & Hardware, Thurles, Tipperary

Sheahan’s Hardware Ltd, Nenagh, Tipperary

Stakelums Hardware Ltd, Thurles, Tipperary

Tipperary Co-Op, Tipperary

Architect and host Dermot said:

“I’m delighted to see WEEE Ireland back on board this year, I know more than most how important it is to recycle the old to make way for the new during any renovation project. Yourlocal hardware retailer should be the first port of call for any DIY wannabe when starting a new project, so make use of the one in your community and support your local store.

This series of Room to Improve has been our most challenging to date. Budgets are tighter than ever across the board and client’s expectations are even higher. Expect last minute changes, construction dilemmas and plenty of clashes and colour galore!”

WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical waste and battery recycling, are proudly sponsoring the new six part series of Room to Improve, which will start on Sunday 14th October at 9.30pm

Conor Leonard, Collections & Projects Manager of WEEE Ireland, said: “WEEE Ireland are delighted to announce both of these partnerships today – our sponsorship of Room to Improve and our brand new partnership with the IHBMA. The hardware store in any town is a pivotal part of any community. We want everyone to get in to their local store and remember, please bring back your batteries, lightbulbs, and like for like electrical goods to be recycled for free.”

Jim Copeland, Chief Executive and Director, IHBMA, added: “We have more than 600 members nationwide who are on hand to offer the public expert advice for any renovation plans you may have. Whether you need a new power drill or an electrical shower, all hardware stores can help and can recycle your old appliances for free right in store.”

Tune in on Sunday’s at 9.30pm on RTÉ One to catch Series 6 of Room to Improve.

Featuring a diverse mix of renovations, refurbishments and brand new builds, the series includes the challenge of turning bungalow blitz into bungalow bliss in rural Tipperary, the salvation of a falling-down cottage in Old Finglas,rebuilds in Mullingar and Brittas, Co. Dublin, a software engineer’s paradise in Cork and the redemption of a former slice of flatland in Dublin’s Donnybrook.

For more information on what qualifies as WEEE and where you can recycle for free


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