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WEEE & Battery Recycling

Waste Management (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) (WEEE) Regulation SI 340 of 2005.

The WEEE Directive was introduced into Ireland on 13th August 2005; the principles of this directive:

  • To improve the environmental performance of all operators
  • To prevent waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE)
  • To promote the reuse, recycling and recovery of EEE ( Electronic and Electrical Equipment)

Waste Management (battery & accumulators) Regulations 2008, S.I. 268 of 2008

The implementation of European Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators means that importers and manufacturers (known as Producers) of batteries and/or products with batteries incorporated have an obligation to organise the collection and recycling of waste batteries in Ireland.

WEEE and waste batteries must not be disposed of in the normal municipal or recycle bin. The crossed out wheelie bin symbol on the batteries reminds us not to put these items in the bin but segregate them for recycling.

Not for domestic bins


Misco will take back WEEE on deliver of the new item of EEE.  We will give the customer 24hrs notice of the delivery and if we are unable to do this and the WEEE is subsequently not ready for collection on delivery of the EEE, we will return within 15 days to collect the item of WEEE, again giving 24hrs notice.

If, on delivery of EEE, an item of WEEE is not ready for collection despite the 24Hr notice having been given, the purchaser can bring the WEEE to any of the listed take back locations below within 30 days of delivery of the EEE.

Misco will take back WEEE free of charge on a one for one, like for like basis i.e. you purchase a DVD player from Misco you can return your old DVD player to any of the Misco allocated recycling points below. Batteries can be returned to this address as long as they are of equivalent type to those sold by Misco.

Proof of purchase from Misco will be required; please include the Misco Sales order reference with your return.

  • You can return them to the following address providing it is within 30 days of delivery:

    • Kilkenny - Hebron Road Ind Est., Kilkenny - 56 7762043 - Pat Fitzpatrick
    • Cork - Monahan Road, Cork - 021 4317195 - Richard Jordan
    • Dublin - 77 Broomhill Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24 - 01 4528119 - Ray Doran
    • Galway - Parkmore Business Park West, Ballybrit, Galway - 091 705660 - Noel Slater
  • Opening hours for the sites: Monday to Friday 9am-4:45pm, closed from 1pm-1:30pm and not currently open on Saturdays or Sundays.
  • You can also dispose of WEEE and waste portable batteries FREE of charge at your local civic amenity site or recycling centre. See www.recyclefree.ie for a list of sites around the country and for information on up and coming FREE recycling collection days organised by WEEE Ireland in your locality.

Also distributors (retailers) of batteries are legally required to take back waste batteries subject to the following;

  • Waste batteries can be taken back to any store that sells similar batteries with no purchase necessary.
  • The distributor is not obliged to take back leaking or damaged batteries or more than 5Kg of batteries at any one time.
  • Also watch out for WEEE Ireland’s blue battery boxes in designated shops around Ireland.

Batteries and WEEE may contain chemicals and metals that could cause harm to human health and the environment if not managed properly. Proper recycling of these items can recover materials for use again in industry, help conserve space in our crowded landfills and protect our environment from contamination. Therefore, make sure you dispose of all waste batteries and WEEE responsibly.

Misco WEEE registration Number is: IE 0110 WB

Please contact 1 800 93 01 39 for further information or email weee@misco.ie

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