WEEE Recycling Information
Recycling at Tim Lodge Arro.
Under Ireland's application of the European WEEE directive, retailers are obliged to accept old products on a one for one basis when consumers are purchasing new electrical appliances. When a new appliance is being delivered, retailers are again obliged to take away and arrange the recycling of the old appliance. We're delighted to play our part in this.
To save you the hassle of having to dispose of your large product yourself, we will take it here, or we can come and take it away for recycling when we deliver. You can also bring any unwanted electrical item into Tim Lodges for free recycling, even if you haven’t bought it from us.
When we deliver locally to your home, we’ll take your old product away for recycling. This includes:
· Washing machines,
· Washer dryers,
· Tumble dryers,
· Fridges or freezers,
· TVs over 39",
· Hoods and hobs.
What we'd ask you to do
If you’re having your new product delivered, we just ask that you make sure your old product has been safely disconnected and is in a fit state to take away before we arrive.
· Built-in / integrated appliances should be disconnected and completely removed from their housing, and refrigeration appliances should be fully defrosted and free of water.
· Gas and dual fuel cookers should be disconnected by Gas Safe registered engineers.
We certainly do not want to damage your property during collection, so in some circumstances we are not able to disconnect old appliances. Below are some examples of why we would not be able to disconnect:
· Your old appliance is hard wired into a fused spur
· Your old appliance has tap connections that have seized up
· Your old appliance cannot be moved
All other products
Before bringing your unwanted electrical items into store for recycling, please make sure the product is in a presentable condition. If your product (PC, laptop, mobile phone, tablet etc...) has any personal data stored on it, please ensure that the data has been deleted prior to us receiving it.
More about recycling
Since July 2007 the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations have applied. The regulations were introduced to reduce the amount of untreated waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) going to landfill, and to ensure that equipment collected separately is dealt with properly.
All new electrical and electronic equipment we sell at Tim Lodge Arro can be recycled.
Q. What is WEEE?
WEEE stands for ‘Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment’. WEEE is end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment – in simpler terms, it is anything with a plug or a battery! WEEE can range from old or broken fridge-freezers, washing machines, TVs, toasters and kettles, electronic tools and children’s toys, to smaller items such as mobile phones, cables, remote controls and even watches!
Q. Why should I recycle my Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)?
There are many reasons as to why you should recycle your WEEE
By doing so, you are reducing the amount of waste going to landfill. Recycling your WEEE rather than dumping it means that valuable resources such as metals, glass and plastics can be used again in new products resulting in less mining of raw materials.
Lots of electronic goods also contain hazardous materials like heavy metals such as lead and mercury and dangerous gases like CFCs and HGFs which can cause serious environmental damage and can also cause harm to human health. By recycling your WEEE, you are helping to protect nature and human health whilst contributing to the fight against climate change and ozone layer depletion.
Q. Why should I recycle my waste batteries?
Even items as small as household batteries can be dangerous if they are not properly disposed of. Some batteries can contain potentially hazardous materials such as mercury, cadmium and lead, which are the main cause for environmental concern. If waste batteries are not disposed of correctly, these heavy metals may leak when the battery corrodes, and so can contribute to soil and water pollution and endanger human health.
Q. How much does it cost to recycle WEEE?
It is free to recycle ‘household-like’ WEEE with WEEE Ireland, this type of WEEE is also known as Business to Consumer (B2C) WEEE and includes anything with a battery or a plug that could be found in an average household.WEEE Ireland provide collections to retailers, wholesalers, health facilities, public and private businesses, schools and colleges, these collections are funded by producers.
Q. What take-back service should electrical retailers provide?
All electrical retailers and wholesalers are legally obliged to accept WEEE back free of charge if a customer is making a similar purchase, this is due to their obligations under the EU WEEE Directive, this take-back service covers any ‘household-like’ appliance with a battery or a plug.
Take back in-store
If a customer is buying a new appliance they can avail of the a free WEEE take back service in-store.
· The old appliance does not have to be bought in the store where the new appliance is purchased.
· Returning the old item can be done in store on the day of purchase or at a later time if a receipt is retained showing that a similar item was purchased.
In the case of home deliveries, electrical retailers and their subcontractors are obliged to offer a free WEEE take back service on a ‘like for like’ basis.
· Retailers must provide 24 hours’ notice of a delivery in order to allow the customer to disconnect their old appliance.
· If 24 hours’ notice is not provided the retailer is required to return and collect the old appliance within 15 days.
· If the customer is given notice and they do not have their old appliance disconnected and ready for removal they can still bring this appliance back to the store as above.
No purchase necessary take-back and recycling centres:
Householders can bring WEEE to a number of electrical stores who offer a free, no purchase necessary, take-back service for household-like WEEE, householders can also recycle ‘household-like’ WEEE at Civic Amenity Sites (recycling centres) nationwide.
EEE and Battery Take-Back
"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 all your old electrical goods and