What Can You Recycle at Home?

  • All batteries
  • All electrical appliances large & small from your electric toothbrush to your fridge freezer
  • Bulbs & Lighting Equipment

bosco-recycle-at-homeWhere can I recycle my WEEE and waste batteries?

  • Find your Local Recycling Centre here
  • Public Collection Days
  • Your local shop
    • Any Local Retailer selling portable batteries will take back your waste batteries for free recycling without any purchase necessary 
    • Large electrical retailers (Over 400 sq m) will take back small electrical appliances for free recycling with no purchase necessary 
    • Your retailer will recycle your large appliances on a one for one like for like basis 

Click here for a list of counties covered by the WEEE Ireland battery recycling scheme.

Why Recycle WEEE and Batteries?


  • Over the last 10 years, the amount of WEEE in Europe has grown at a staggering pace with consumers using more and more electronics in their day-to-day lives.
  • When not disposed of properly, WEEE can be very harmful to human health. For example, TVs can contain lead which can be toxic to kidneys and nervous and reproductive systems, and could inhibit the mental development of young children and fetuses if people are exposed to them after they have been improperly disposed of at the end of their lives.