Galway below national average for recycling

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Galwegians have fallen below the national average for recycling, according to WEEE Ireland.

Although the average person in the county recycled 8.2 kilos of waste electrical and electronic equipment in 2016, which is above the European target of 8 kilos, it is still below the national average of 10 kilos.

But there was some positive news for 2016; Galway recycled 12 per cent more waste electrical goods than the previous year.

Compliance Manager at WEEE Ireland, Elizabeth O’Reilly says that while it may be tempting to put small electrical goods in the bin, they should be recycled.