WEEE Directive


From March 2014 retailers are obliged to take back WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) and Waste Battery 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.

How does WEEE work?

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 hair-dryer we will take back your old hair-dryer free of charge and ensure it is recycled in a safe and responsible manner. However if you buy a toaster, we will not take back your old television or kettle.

 

How do I return my old product?

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-forone, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries.

You can return your old product/waste batteries by email us at ( sales@custompc.ie) to arrange to collect your old product/waste batteries. Alternatively you can bring it to Unit C9 . Enterprise Business Park, O'Brien Road , Carlow. You can also bring your old product to your nearest civic amenity centre, of which there are approximately 64 located throughout the country, which will allow consumers to dispose of all old electronic equipment and waste batteries free of charge. 

For Home users Custom Computers & Technologies Limited will recycle all WEEE and waste batteries that are sent to our warehouse(Unit C9 , Enterprise Business Park , O'Brien Road , Carlow), this must be accompanied by a valid order number. Custom Computers & Technologies Limited do not offer a WEEE collection service for businesses.

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 our warehouse on a one-for-one like-for-like basis. There is a bin for small batteries at our collection point. Local authority civic amenity facilities also take back WEEE and waste batteries free of charge. WEEE and waste battery recycling is free.

Find your local civic amenity centre here.

What are the Environmental Management Costs?

Each item will be associated with a product category, e.g. large household appliances, electronic and electrical tools, etc, which will determine the EMC that applies. All products that incur an EMC, will clearly display the EMC along with the item price both before and after the EMC is applied. The following list outlines some of the EMCs that apply to different product categories:

Link to EMCs

For more information about WEEE please visit www.weeeireland.ie 

Custom Computers & Technologies Limited - WEEE Reg No: 17417