For waste from electrical and electronic equipment and batteries

WEEE is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the developed world. Until recently, a lot of WEEE would have been thrown into the bin and disposed of in landfill. Improved regulation of the collection, recycling and disposal of WEEE has been law at European level (WEEE Directive) and brought into Irish law (WEEE Regulations) since 2005. New Irish WEEE regulations were published in March 2014, to implement changes that were introduced in Europe in the second WEEE Directive.

Two compliance schemes have been approved by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to manage the collection, recovery and recycling of WEEE; WEEE Ireland and European Recycling Platform [ERP] Both schemes report annually to the DECLG and demonstrate achievement of the EU targets for collection and recovery of WEE items.

A system of free “take back” of WEEE from the household waste stream was established with one off collection events, drop off points at retail outlets and civic amenity sites.

WEEE Ireland

WEEE Ireland in partnership with WEEE Europe now offers Pan-European Compliance Services to Producers of EEE and Batteries in 17 EU countries!

WEEE Ireland represents 96% of the Irish battery industry and 74% of the household electrical and electronic industry who have a Producer responsibility under EU Battery Directive 2006/66/EC & WEEE Directive 2012/19/EU to organise and finance the environmental management of their products at their end of life.

If you have electrical, battery or lighting waste you can recycle it FREE through WEEE’s many authorised collection points. Use their interactive map to find your nearest local recycling centre, Public Collection Day, Electrical Retailer and Bulb Exchange Store.


Created by producers for producers, over 24,500 customers trust ERP to manage their compliance across the EU. They provide members with high-quality compliance at the best possible price and simplify the complexities of compliance and reporting.

In 2017, they collected an average in the order of 9.6Kg of electronic waste per person in Ireland. The target for household portable battery collections as per the Regulations was 45%. ERP exceeded this target with a collection rate of 51%. This marks an impressive achievement and reflects the remarkable shift in the public’s attitude towards recycling.