Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all you old electrical goods
What products can I recycle for free?
You can return all kitchen appliances including fridges, washing machines, dishwashers, cookers etc as well as smaller items like kettles, toasters, blenders, remote controls, batteries or electric toothbrushes. Even your old bicycle lamps can be recycled!
Do I need to have made a purchase at Expert Ireland to recycle?
No. You can recycle any of the above items at our stores even if you have not made a purchase with us.
How do I return my old product to be recycled?
You can return your old product to any of our stores or warehouses. For store locations please see our stores locations and hours.
Will you collect my old product?
If you are getting a new product delivered we’ll take your old one back to be recycled. Please ensure your old appliance is disconnected, clean and ready for the driver at the time of delivery.
Do you take back used batteries?
Yes we do. In the Computers and Electrical department of every store you will find recycling bins for batteries. The batteries that we accept are AA, AAA, C or D and also the flat batteries that are found in watches and toys. Unfortunately we do not accept back any Industrial or car batteries.
How much will it cost?
There is no charge to return products to any of our stores or warehouses.
Why should I recycle through Expert Ireland?
We will ensure that your old product is disposed of correctly to reduce the potentially harmful effects caused on the environment and to conserve natural resources.
Further information can be found on weeeireland.ie
“Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and waste batteries must never be placed in your waste disposal or recycling bins. WEEE is taken back free of charge at electrical retail outlets on a one-for-one like-for-like basis. There is a bin for small batteries in your local store. Local authority civic amenity facilities also take back WEEE and waste batteries free of charge. WEEE and waste battery recycling is free”.
From 1st July 2014, the following EMC’s apply to some items of electrical equipment:
• Large refrigeration: €10.00 (side-by-side/ American style fridges)
• Smaller refrigeration: €5.00 (larder/two door/ under counter fridges, chest freezers above and below 150 litres)
• Large appliances: €5.00 (washing machines, dryers, cookers)
• Large T.V.’s: €5.00 (73+cm)
• Gas discharge lamps: €0.15 (All fluorescent lamps, CFL’s, sodium and metal halide lamps)
• LED light sources: €0.05 (LED Lamps & Luminaires, with the exception of LED household luminaires)
PRF ExplanationWEEE Directive
From the 13th of August 2005 retailers are obliged to take back WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) from members of the public free of charge. This new EU directive ensures that all historic WEEE products are collected, treated and disposed of in an environmentally sound manner.
Take back is on a one-for-one basis only and the product must be of a similar type or have performed the same function as the new product purchased. For example if you purchase a washing machine we will take back your old washing machine free of charge and ensure it is recycled in a safe and responsible manner.
You can return your old product at the time of sale/delivery of the new product. Alternatively you can bring it to one of our stores within 15 days of the date of sale or, if delivered, within a maximum of 30 days of the date of delivery.