International E-Waste Day 2020 14th October

International E-Waste Day 2020 Wednesday 14th October 2020

FREE Household e-Waste (WEEE) DROP OFF
International E-Waste Day 2020The third International E-Waste Day 2020 will be held on the 14th October to promote the correct disposal of e-waste throughout the world.
e-Waste is also known as WEEE in Ireland and the EU.


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Remember, if it plugs in or has a battery, we can take it

9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday 14th October 2020

To show our appreciation of your contribution to International E-Waste Day 2020 we will give you a small gift of 10 Daffodils bulbs to enjoy for many years

A gift of daffodils from Electronic Recycling

Directions to Electronic Recycling from Jamestown Rd, Finglas.
There are signs for “Jamestown Business Park” at the entrance, on the same side and just up from Johnston Mooney and O’Brien Bakery opposite the Daybreak convenience store.

From the entrance
100 metres, turn right at sign for O’Connor Car Sales
100 metres turn left at the T junction
100 metres turn right at Kempis Sales
100 metres Electronic Recycling on the left hand side

From The North Road roundabout onto St Margaret’s Road
Pass Lidl and Aldi on the left
The entrance to Jamestown Business Park is 100 metres past Aldi, on the right hand side.
From the entrance
Come down to the T junction (Large red building)
Turn Right, follow the road left and then right and Electronic Recycling are 150 metres on the right hand side

Terms and conditions
Drop off only
One day only 14th October 2020 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Recycling certificates will not be provided
Material will not be sorted and items will not be reported separately.
No extra security measures will be provided for data security

Does not include specific data destruction

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Ireland’s National Waste Policy 2020 – 2025

Ireland’s updated National Waste Policy 2020 – 2025 was released today 4th September 2020.

The details from the Government website are below. An extracted Executive Summary can be found here Ireland’s National Waste Policy 2020 to 2025 Executive summary

Electronic Recycling have been an active participant in the circular economy since 1997 specialising in the recycling of Computers  as well as other IT equipment and secure data destruction

National Waste Policy The Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy (Full PDF) is Ireland’s new roadmap for waste planning and management. We need to embed climate action in all strands of public policy. This Plan shifts focus away from waste disposal and looks instead to how we can preserve resources by creating a circular economy.

The Plan outlines the contribution of the sector to the achievement of a number of other national plans and policies including the Climate Action Plan. It also matches the level of ambition being shown across the European Union through the European Green Deal which encompasses a range of actions supporting circularity and sustainability.

The Plan sets out a range of aims and targets for the State and the measures by which these will be achieved, including increased regulation and measures across various waste areas such as Circular Economy, Municipal Waste, Consumer Protection & Citizen Engagement, Plastics and Packaging, Construction and Demolition, Textiles, Green Public Procurement and Waste Enforcement. It will be followed later this year by an All of Government Circular Economy Strategy.

A public consultation process on the new policy was completed in February 2020 with almost 300 responses received. A Waste Action Plan Advisory Group was also established, consisting of relevant stakeholders from the economic, environmental and social sectors. The Group will assist in the compilation of the new policy by guiding strategic thinking and decision making.

The key targets under the Waste Action Plan for a Circular Economy are:

Households and Businesses

  • Recycling targets for waste collectors
  • Standardised bin colours across the State: green for recycling, brown for organic waste and black for residual.
  • Environmental levies- for waste recovery and single use coffee cups to encourage recycling and reuse
  • Waste oversight body to manage consumer rights
  • Education and awareness campaign to improve waste segregation

Food Waste

  • Halve our food waste by 2030
  • Sustainable food waste management options for all homes and businesses
  • Waste segregation infrastructure for apartment dwellers

Plastic, Packaging and Single Use Plastic (SUP)

  • Deposit and return scheme for plastic bottles and aluminium cans
  • Single Use Plastics ban, including cotton bud sticks, cutlery, plates, stirrers, chopsticks, straws, polystyrene containers and oxo-degradable plastic products from July 2021.
  • Commitment to ban further products such as (but not limited to) Wet wipes (non-medical); SUP hotel toiletries; SUP sugar/sauce/mayonnaise etc. items.
  • Reduce number of SUPs being placed on the market by 2026

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

  • Mandatory EPR for all packaging producers before 2024 EU deadline
  • Producers liable for eco modulation of fees
  • All packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030

Construction and Demolition Waste

  • Revision of the 2006 Best Practice Guidelines for C&D waste
  • Streamline by-product notification and end-of-waste decision making processes
  • Working group to develop national end-of-waste applications for priority waste streams


  • Textile action group to explore options to improve future circularity in textiles
  • Work with Irish designers and retailers to promote eco-design for clothing and textiles
  • Consider global impacts of the international trade in used textiles


  • Review State support for development of recycling infrastructure
  • Examine legislation and procedures for development of waste management infrastructure
  • Standardise waste streams accepted at civic amenity sites


  • Expanded role for WERLAs to address priority waste enforcement challenges
  • Unauthorised sites action plan and anti-dumping toolkit
  • Fixed penalty notices for breaches of waste law

Government Leadership on Circular Economy

  • High level All of Government Circular Economy Strategy
  • Take the necessary steps to include green criteria and circular economy principles in all public procurement
  • Develop Circular Economy Sectoral Roadmaps
  • Explore how Ireland’s digital sector can accelerate transition to a circular economy

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