An average household has lots of electrical equipment, and when replaced, it is difficult to know what to do with the old ones. Dumping this equipment can cause serious environmental problems, so it must be recycled or disposed of properly.
WEEE, Battery and Waste Recycling Regulations
How Can WEEE Damage the Environment?
Electrical and electronic waste contains materials that are toxic and can be hazardous. If these items go to landfill or are disposed of without proper pre-treatment, they can pollute the ground, water and air around us. This is why it's so important to comply with the WEEE Ireland regulations.
Recycling WEEE Products
Recycling your used electrical products is quite simple and helps the environment, as many of the materials can be recovered and made into new consumer products.
To remind people to recycle, all electrical goods sold now carry a crossed-out wheelie bin symbol:
WEEE Ireland - How Halfords Can Help
Electrical waste must never be placed in your waste disposal or recycling bins. WEEE items can be taken back free of charge at your local Halfords store on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis.
This means that we will take back a WEEE item free of charge up to 15 days from the date of purchase of a similar item from Halfords. You can use our store locator to find your nearest store.
You may also return any WEEE free of charge to your local civic amenity site. Visit ERP Recycling for further information.
Halfords is registered as a producer of WEEE and batteries in the Republic of Ireland. Our producer registration number is 00080WB.
Packaging Waste Recycling (Packaging Waste Regulations)
Halfords participates in a scheme operated by Repak in Ireland. Repak is the government-approved body for the recovery and recycling of packaging waste. Halfords is therefore not required to accept recycled packaging waste from consumers at its stores. You can view our Repak commitment if you'd like more information.