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WEEE Recycling and PRF Explanation

WEEE Recycling

 

What products can I recycle for free?

You can return all kitchen appliances including fridges, washing machines, dishwashers, cookers etc as well as smaller items like kettles, toasters, blenders, remote controls, batteries or electric toothbrushes. Even your old bicycle lamps can be recycled!

Do I need to have made a purchase at Ennis Electrical Expert to recycle?

No. You can recycle any of the above items at our stores even if you have not made a purchase with us.

How do I return my old product to be recycled?

You can return your old product to any of our stores..

Will you collect my old product?

If you are getting a new product delivered we’ll take your old one back to be recycled. Please ensure your old appliance is disconnected, clean and ready for the driver at the time of delivery.

Do you take back used batteries?

Yes we do. In the Computers and Electrical department of every store you will find recycling bins for batteries. The batteries that we accept are AA, AAA, C or D and also the flat batteries that are found in watches and toys. Unfortunately we do not accept back any Industrial or car batteries.

How much will it cost?

There is no charge to return products to any of our stores or warehouses.

Why should I recycle through Ennis Electrical Expert?

We will ensure that your old product is disposed of correctly to reduce the potentially harmful effects caused on the environment and to conserve natural resources.

Further information can be found on 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”. 

From 1st July 2014, the following EMC’s apply to some items of electrical equipment:

• Large refrigeration: €10.00 (side-by-side/ American style fridges)

• Smaller refrigeration: €5.00 (larder/two door/ under counter fridges, chest freezers above and below 150 litres)

• Large appliances: €5.00 (washing machines, dryers, cookers)

• Large T.V.’s: €5.00 (73+cm)

• Gas discharge lamps: €0.15 (All fluorescent lamps, CFL’s, sodium and metal halide lamps)

• LED light sources: €0.05 (LED Lamps & Luminaires, with the exception of LED household luminaires) 

 

 

PRF Explanation

WEEE Directive
 

From the 13th of August 2005 retailers are obliged to take back WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) from members of the public free of charge. This new EU directive ensures that all historic WEEE products are collected, treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
 

How does WEEE work?
 

Take back is on a one-for-one basis only and the product must be of a similar type or have performed the same function as the new product purchased. For example if you purchase a washing machine we will take back your old washing machine free of charge and ensure it is recycled in a safe and responsible manner. 
 

How do I return my old product?

You can return your old product at the time of sale/delivery of the new product. Alternatively you can bring it to one of our stores within 15 days of the date of sale or, if delivered, within a maximum of 30 days of the date of delivery.