Good to Garden and Recycle!
Did you know that gardens and green spaces are associated with better physical, social and mental health? Gardening can play a role in keeping you and your family fit and eating well. Gardens can also be a safe place for insects, bees, birds and animals to live and thrive.
Recycling is also good for our well-being and minimises the impacts on our health and our planet. The more electrical, electronic and metal equipment you recycle as it comes to the end of its ‘useful life the better! Recycling helps protect the environment for future generations.
Metal garden equipment or garden tools that use electricity through self-charging or via a plug or battery, can be recycled with ease. This includes everyday garden equipment which is old damaged or unused.
Recycling Old Garden Equipment
When you buy a new electric, rechargeable or petrol lawn mower you can recycle your old mower with Recycle IT. We will dispose of it in a legal and environmentally friendly way. You can also safely recycle chainsaws, garden shredders, water pumps, lawn trimmers, garden multi-tools, grass trimmers, hedge trimmers, leaf blowers, garden vacuums, pressure/power washers, string trimmers, rototillers, pole saws, household chippers, shredders and even old BBQs. If you are unsure if your item can be recycled safely just give us a call.
How to Recycle Garden Tools
Please do not dispose of electrical products used in the garden with your normal household waste bin or in a skip. Please use an electrical waste recycling centre like Recycle IT. Once the equipment was used in your home garden, school or community there is no charge for our recycling service. Petrol lawnmowers can be recycled alongside old garden metal at Recycle IT. Please make sure the lawnmower petrol tank is completely empty before collection or drop off.
WEEE Symbols and Regulations
Remember all electrical, electronic, and battery-operated equipment should display this symbol on the packaging or the product. The symbol indicates that the product should not be disposed of with normal household waste but taken to an authorised recycling centre for safe recycling.
Each year in Ireland we generate thousands of tonnes of electrical waste, those items that are discarded contain a variety of materials, including metal, glass, plastics, ceramics, and precious metals and because of this complex mix of materials without specialised waste processes can create several health risks.
Irish Waste Management Regulations 2014 (S.I. No. 149 of 2014) (the WEEE Regulations) are designed to promote the recovery of WEEE, and to facilitate the achievement of targets for the collection, treatment, recovery, and disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) in an environmentally sound manner.
Producers and retailers are responsible for the financing, treatment, recovery and disposal of WEEE. This means that customers (end users) buying or using household and home garden WEEE are entitled to drop off without charge at authorised recycling facilities.
About Recycle IT
Recycle IT offer recycling opportunities to home and business customers for all types of electronics equipment. AT Recycle IT, recycling is available using free, drop-off, free community collections or through a cost-effective personal or business collection. Our team will accept any old household or small office electrical items alongside your garden equipment.
Recycle IT as a social enterprise works in partnership with WEEE Ireland. Recycle IT is supported by Pobal, South Dublin County Council and authorized by the National Waste Collection Permit Office.
To learn more about recycling electrical equipment please call Recycle IT on 01 4578321, email us or visit www.recycleit.ie