KILKENNY - Free collection of waste electrical and electronic Goods over next three Saturdays

Saturday July 21 - Erins Own GAA Club, Castlecomer and Johnstown Church Car Park

Sean Keane

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Sean Keane

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sean.keane@kilkennypeople.ie

Bring your old electrical appliances to Piltown Community Centre or Thomastown Quay Car Park on Saturday 10am to 4pm

On Saturday at Piltown Community Centre, Piltown and Thomastown Quay Car Park. On Saturday, July 21, Erins Own GAA Club, Castlecomer and Saturday, July 28, Johnstown Church Car Park

Starting on Saturday, WEEE Ireland, Ireland’s largest electrical and battery recycling scheme, is giving householders across Kilkenny the chance to keep it “green”, with FREE collection events to make it easy for householders to clear out the waste electrical items in their homes, sending them for recycling and recovery.

WEEE Ireland collection days will be taking place at the following locations free of charge in Kilkenny on the following dates:

Saturday, Piltown Community Centre, Piltown, 10am - 4pm
Saturday, Thomastown Quay Car Park 10am - 4pm
Saturday 21st July, Erins Own GAA Club, Castlecomer, 10am - 4pm
Saturday 28th July, Johnstown Church Car Park 10am - 4pm

Whether you need to return a lightbulb, hairdryer, washing machine or dishwasher, anything with a plug or battery will be accepted free of charge at a collection event for recycling. Can’t make the event? Householders are reminded that there are plenty of locations to recycle e-waste free. Visit the interactive map on www.weeeireland.ie to find your nearest participating retailers and recycling centres.

Remember that it’s not just the big appliances that count, #SmallThingsMatter too. Incredibly, almost 12,000,000 small appliances were recycled in WEEE Ireland’s contractor recycling plant in Offaly in 2017. Last year also saw a new national record of 35,708 tonnes of e-waste recycled across the country. It was furthermore a proud moment for the people of Kilkenny, as the county saw a brilliant 10kg of e-waste recycled per head of population – this is both a new county record, and the highest total for any county in Ireland.

Together, WEEE can do even better in 2018! WEEE Ireland urges all householders to return waste batteries, lighting equipment or small electrical waste for recycling at participating retailers or local authority recycling centres.

Finally, don’t forget that keeping your spring clean green is a job for all the family. Children can get involved by returning their waste batteries in school through WEEE Ireland’s popular WEEE Pledge campaign – www.weeepledge.ie – while anyone can drop off batteries in big blue battery recycling boxes in shops in Kilkenny and across the country.