Recycling your old Electrical Equipment in Work
Electrical and electronic equipment such as computers, TVs, fridges, tablets and mobile phones is one the fastest growing waste streams in the EU, with some 9 million tonnes generated in 2005, and expected to grow to more than 12 million tonnes by 2020. (Source: The European Commission)
Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) combines a mixture of materials, components and hazardous content. If not properly managed this mixture can cause major environmental and health concerns. It also worth noting the production of new electronics requires the use of scarce and expensive resources (e.g. around 10% of total gold worldwide is used for their production).
Collection, treatment and recycling of electronics at the end of their life is therefore essential. This process helps improve the management of old electrical and electronic equipment and to contributes positively to a circular economy and enhance resource efficiency. It also helps maintain and create jobs in our local economy.
Eco Week 2019 – WEEE to Work Initiative
In order to help with recycling old electrical appliances, Recycle IT are offering organisations of all shapes and sizes based in South Dublin to opportunity to host a WEEE to Work event which will allow staff to recycle all old electrical and electronic equipment during Eco Week which runs from April 1st to 5th 2019. All you need to do is contact John in our office to book your collection.
You can recycle any dual purpose home or small office items with a plug or battery free, including batteries through a free collection all supported by Recycle IT. Please find a full PDF lists here of the type of items recycled.
Business can offer staff the opportunity to bring any old electircal, electornic or pure metal items (including batteries and cables) to work for easy recylcing. Recycle IT will provide a collection team and transport to collect items from a central location on a pre-arrange day, usually in the morning after 9am and before 1pm.
As part of this initiative, South Dublin Country Council have agreed to have a WEEE recycling receptacle available in their offices in Tallaght to allow staff recycle. Your company can follow their lead by placing a reusalbe receptacle e.g. a large box or bin in your buildng for the collection of old electircal items.
Please note, Recycle IT are not in a position to provide receptacles as it not environmetally, time or cost friendly.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT is an award-winning not for profit social enterprise providing a collection and drop off service for all types of waste electrical, electronic and metal items. During the last 18 months Recycle IT offered drop off and collection services to 140,000 homes and organisations in Dublin and surrounding areas collecting a range of WEEE which includes thousands of dishwashers, computers, cables, monitors, microwaves, TV’s and metal items.
Our electrical community collection service is provided in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT are supported by Pobal, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office and the local authorities across Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.
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