So how are we doing?
Ireland has surpassed the EU targets for collection of household electrical items, and for recovery of WEEE of all ten categories. More than 52,300 tonnes of WEEE (all categories, household, and non-household) were collected for treatment across Ireland. More than 47,500 tonnes of WEEE were recovered with 59% of WEEE collected comprising of large household appliances. (Source: EPA Release, 31 January 2018).
Did you know about 69% of the waste electrical and electronic equipment collected was treated in Ireland? (although not necessarily final treatment)
Recycle IT want to encourage householders, families, and children to think about the actions they can take to recycle more old or unwanted or unused stuff around your home. This include games, batteries, phones, metals, and electronic toys; the list is endless so click here for more.
Recycle IT has a focus on recycling old, once loved electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and pure metal. If your cooker, hobs or battery-operated toys, radio or phone is broken or surplus to requirements what do you do? Do you leave them to gather dust in the cupboard, attic or garden shed or do you add them to the weekly rubbish? (out of sight, out of mind) Why not consider recycling now! We will except metal including outdoor heaters, bbq’s, old bikes, pots, pans and more…
In 2018 Recycle IT visited thousands of homes located on roads and in estated across Dublin and surrounding areas with the average weight of mixed items collected matching the weight of a large tumble-dryer at 40KG. The weight of items safely recycled by our team in 2018 totaled over 680 tons. Over 4000 people assisted with moving heavy or awkward items directly from homes.
Many of us simply don’t realize that items with a plug or battery can be reused, re-purposed or recycled. So if your TV’s, monitors, laptops or washing machine have become obsolete think about the positive impact you can make by recycling with Recycle IT. You can help the environment, sustain jobs and create training opportunities by taking part in our resident’s recycling days.
12 Reasons to avail of Free WEEE Recycle
- Recycling conserves resources e.g. metal, plastics, water, fuel.
- Recycling reduces clutter and creates space.
- Recycling helps reduce Co2 emissions.
- Recycling saves energy.
- Recycling helps protect the environment e.g climate change
- Recycling reduces landfill.
- Recycling reduces domestic waste charges.
- Recycling helps create and maintain local employment.
- Recycling encourages others in your community to recycle.
- Recycling using official locations or collections reduces the dumping of waste.
- Recycling helps our children learn about sustainability so involve your kids.
- Recycling provides access to materials for repurposing and reuse by others
You can drop off your items free of charge with Recycle IT or arrange a residents association collection for you and all your neighbors once loved electronic toys, laptops, PCs, white goods, kitchen appliances, electric gardening tools, TV’s, old video games consoles and lots more.
Once received the items, they can be reused, re-purposed or recycled leading to an overall reduction in the number of electrical items going to landfill or illegally shipped to third world countries. Another real benefit is the fact that our service helps create training and employment opportunities.
What has been achieved in Ireland to date
- 90,000 tons reductions in CO2 emissions from Fridge Freezers.
- 75 million electrical appliances already collected through WEEE Ireland.
- A reduction in harmful batteries ending up in landfill.
- Fewer light bulbs found in domestic waste.
- Increased employment opportunities.
- Better overall environmental awareness.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT an award-winning community recycler wishes to build on Ireland’s recycling success story and help increase the 7.6 kg of waste electronic and electrical equipment recycled per person, per year. We are inviting resident associations and community groups including tidy towns to speak with us about arranging a FREE collection in your area over the coming months.
Our recycling service is provided FREE to resident associations and communities in South Dublin, Dublin City and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown with surrounding areas in Wicklow and Kildare also serviced so please give us a call to learn more and arrange a residents collection for your area.
Please call us on 01 4578321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember dropping into our site in Clondalkin is also FREE, Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 3pm. We can also arrange a cost-effective personal collection within a few days of order. Call 014578321 now for more information
Recycle IT is supported by Dormant Accounts to deliver our scheduled community and residents recycling collection service.