Eight collection depots have been established throughout Donegal this August to take part in the WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Ireland public collection days.
One of the sites will be in Buncrana at Nailor’s Row Car Park, opposite the Credit Union on the Cockhill Road and it will be open on Saturday, August 15th from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
The county’s record of compliance with Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment has been excellent and Donegal County Council is asking the public in Inishowen to support the project next weekend.
ELECTRICAL ITEMS FOR
Anything in the home with a battery or a plug can be recycled at this collection.
Waste collection specialists from WEEE (Ireland) will be there on the day to help you dispose of your toasters, vacuum cleaners, fridges and every other electrical item imaginable.
WEEE (Ireland), which was established ten years ago, recently announced their milestone figures for electric and battery recycling over the past decade.
The figures also revealed that in the last year alone it has collected almost 733 tonnes of electronic waste from Donegal in 2014. This equates to an astounding 5kg per person in Donegal, over EU target of 4kg per head.
Over 50 tonnes of electrical waste came from WEEE (Ireland) collections days that were held throughout the county, filling almost 11 large trucks.
Since 2005 WEEE (Ireland) have increased the WEEE take back rate in their collection areas, including Donegal, to over 50% of household WEEE.
This means the scheme has already surpassed the 2016 EU target (45%) on behalf of its members.
It’s also worth noting that more than 70 electrical items per Donegal household were collected for recycling since 2005.
An average of almost 5kg of electrical waste recycled per person in Donegal in 2014, over the EU target of 4kg per head.
Most Donegal people are now aware that we can recycle WEEE for free but one in four are still hoarding or putting electrical waste in the rubbish bin at home.
Ireland is a WEEE recycling champion – all WEEE Ireland’s recycling contractors have recently received the European WEEE label of excellence standard – WEEELABEX for high quality electrical waste management processes.
For more information about the service in Donegal see http://www.donegalcoco.ie/services/environment/information%20for%20householders/weeerecycling/
Over 70 electrical items per Donegal household were collected for recycling since 2005.