Locals Urged To Dispose Of Their Electric Waste This Weekend

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South Tipperary householders are being urged to bring their electrical and electronic waste to a set of free collection days to help the county meet recycling targets which have increased since the first lockdown in 2020.

The events, hosted by WEEE Ireland with support from Tipperary County Council, kick off on Saturday August 20 at The Mart, Cashel Road, Cahir from 10am-4pm, followed by the Fairgreen carpark, Carrick on Suir on Saturday August 27 from 10am-4pm.

Additionally, two events will take place in the North of the county during September.

At Templemore Mart on Saturday September 3rd and in Thurles at the Recycling Centre in the Cabragh Business Park on September 10th. Hours of operation are 10am – 4pm on both days.

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.

10.4kg of e-waste was recycled per person in Tipperary last year – falling short of the 2020 collection rate of 11.6kg and the national average of 10.8kg per person. However, the county’s e-waste target for 2022 has increased to 13kg per person – based on current sales which reflect increases in electrical goods consumption.