Tipperary householders are being urged to bring their electrical and electronic waste to a free collection day to help the county meet recycling targets.
The event, hosted by WEEE Ireland with support from Tipperary County Council, will take place on Saturday October 22 at the Fairgreen car park, Carrick-on-Suir from 10am-4pm.
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.
Sales of electrical items in Ireland average 22kg per head in 2021 – this has led to a target being set for a recycling rate of 13kg per head in Tipperary in 2022. Last year people in Tipperary recycled 10.4kg of e-waste falling short of the 2020 collection rate of 11.6kg and the national average of 10.8kg per person.
Apart from preventing illegl dumping the recycling process is vital to recover valuable metals and minerals within the device.