Cobh householders urged to ava...


Cobh householders urged to avail of free e-waste recycling event

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11:00 12 Jul 2022

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Householders in Cobh and its surrounds are being urged to bring their electrical and electronic waste to a free collection day to help the county meet recycling targets which have increased since the first lockdown in 2020.

The event, hosted by WEEE Ireland with support from Cork County Council, take place at the Fivefoot Way carpark, Cobh, on July 23.

All household items with a plug or a battery will be accepted free of charge, including old washing machines, TVs, toasters and kettles, electronic tools and toys, cables, IT equipment, mobile phones, remote controls, and even watches.

WEEE CEO, Leo Donovan says:
“In Cork, and across Ireland, we are buying more electrical goods than ever – with the annual tonnage on the market rising from 15kg a head in 2016 to 22kg a head last year. Shopping stats during the pandemic showed a surge in spend on new electrical devices like mobile phones, computers, small kitchen appliances and white goods. With old items still lying around many households we want to offer the opportunity to recycle these for free. People in Cork have contributed greatly to e-waste recycling every year, and we want to encourage that trend.”

Additionally, two events will take place in North Cork later in the Summer.

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