Galway City Council is urging people to avail of free recycling of electric equipment at retailers around the city.
Large electrical retailers in Galway City are required to accept household electrical equipment free of charge from members of the public as part of the ‘We’ll take it back’ campaign from WEEE (Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment) Ireland.
Tiarnan McCusker, Environmental Awareness Officer said, “Firstly, we need to refocus on reuse and repair as these are the most environmentally friendly options.”
“If the appliance has reached its end of life, then you have large electrical Retail shops right across Galway City which will take the appliances for free.”
“All electrical retailers are also required to take back household WEEE on a like for like basis when you purchase a new appliance.”
“In addition to that, Galway City Council are also required to take back household WEEE free of charge from members of the public at our Liosbaun Civic amenity site.’’
The 6 Galway City Businesses taking part in the ‘We’ll take it back’ campaign are:
- Curry’s, Galway Retail Park, Headford Road
- Harvey Norman, Gateway Retail Park, Knocknacarra
- Peter Murphy Electric, Westside Shopping Centre
- Cunniffe Electric, Galway Shopping Centre and Tuam Road
- DID Electric, Briarhill Business Park and Terryland Retail Park
- N17 Electrical & Furniture Superstores, Briarhill Business Park, Galway
Tony Cunniffe, from Cunniffe Electric said “As an electrical retailer with two stores in the City we are delighted to support the ‘We’ll take it back’ scheme operated by WEEE Ireland.”
“At a time when global input resources for electronic equipment are being stretched to the limit, reuse and recycling are more essential than ever before.’’