Irish householders urged to recycle

7 February 2024

On 17 January 2024, ERP Ireland, working together with the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and other stakeholders, launched a national awareness campaign urging householders to make recycling of electrical waste a new year resolution for 2024.

The “Recycle your Electrical Waste for Free!” campaign informs and educates people on what items can be recycled and the civic amenity sites and electrical retailers where they can take them.

Independent research house, iReach undertook consumer research, comprising 1,000 respondents, which demonstrated that 84% of Irish householders are hoarding broken or unused electrical items at home.

Ossian Smyth, Minister of State with responsibility for Public Procurement, eGovernment and Circular Economy, said:

“I am delighted to launch this national awareness campaign, to remind everyone that they can return their electrical waste for free recycling at hundreds of drop off points across the country.

“This campaign is a collaboration between the Government of Ireland, and the two national compliance schemes, ERP Ireland and WEEE Ireland. It demonstrates our commitment to working together to raise public awareness of the importance of responsibly recycling electrical waste.”

For more information on the campaign and research, please visit the ERP Ireland website.