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WEEE Days at Tesco stores in Mayo collect a massive 71 tonnes of waste!

The Tesco Mayo WEEE Days held on May 8th collected a massive 71 tonnes of waste electrical and electronic goods from residents around Ballinrobe, Castlebar and Claremorris, it has been announced.

This event was organised by WEEE Ireland in association with Tesco Ireland and Mayo County Council. Free electrical recycling events such as this one allow householders to bring any broken or unwanted electrical and electronic equipment and waste batteries for free recycling.

Tesco Claremorris recycled 28 tonnes of waste that’s the equivalent of 350 washing machines, Tesco Ballinrobe recycled 22 tonnes of waste the equivalent of 1500 microwaves and Tesco Castlebar recycled 21 tonnes of waste the same as 10,500 hairdryers!

Since 2007, electrical recycling events at Tesco such as this one have collected over 500 tonnes of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, that’s the equivalent of 250,000 kettles!

If you missed this event and have waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) for disposal, it can still be recycled for free by bringing it back to any electrical retailer when purchasing an item of similar type. Household WEEE can also be brought back to your local recycling centre free of charge, find yours by visiting www.recyclefree.ie.

For further information please contact Tesco Corporate Affairs on 01 215 2661