From 13th August 2005, all retailers of electrical goods must comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) legislation. This is a scheme to prevent all such waste being disposed of in general landfill sites and to promote recycling of components and materials. The legislation aims to minimise the impact of electrical and electronic equipment on the environment by creating products with recycling in mind and encouraging reuse, recycling, and recovery of WEEE.
HOW DOES WEEE WORK?
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one for one, like for like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle your old electrical goods and batteries.
'Takeback' 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 item purchased. For example, if you are buying a new drill we will take back your old drill free of charge and ensure that it is disposed of in an environmentally correct manner.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF RETURNING WASTE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT?
Once you purchase an appliance we will be happy to take back your old appliance free of charge once it is of a similar type. We will not be obliged to take back contaminated WEEE that presents a health and safety risk.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FORGET TO BRING YOUR OLD APPLIANCE WITH YOU?
If you are purchasing a new electrical product but forget to bring your old one back on the day of purchase you can return it to our stores on your next visit. Please ensure you keep your receipt for the new electrical item and present this at the customer service desk when returning the old electrical item.
WHAT HAPPENS WITH HOME DELIVERIES?
If you are purchasing an electrical item and choosing to get it delivered by our own transport, then we will uplift 'free of charge' on the day of delivery the old appliance once it performs a similar function as the new item purchased.
If your electrical appliance will be delivered to you by An Post/Courier, you can take your old appliance back to our store or bring back to your local Civic Amenity Centre. The WEEE Ireland map gives details of Civic Amenity centres nationwide with WEEE collection facilities.