Recycle IT, an award-winning social enterprise is working with WEEE Ireland to pilot the collection of old, damage or unused electrical and electronic equipment from apartment complexes in Dublin. The purpose of the project is to define and support electrical recycling opportunities for new and existing apartment locations in Dublin over an initial 1-year period starting in July 2022. Statistics show the number of occupied apartments rose from 183,282 to 204,145 between 2011-2016 period and the number of households living in apartments continues to grow at a faster rate than any other accommodation type, added to this, more apartments than houses were granted planning permission in 2020 for the first time making this pilot project very timely. Recycle IT is hoping to offer at least one free electrical recycling collection event per year for all residents/households wishing to recycle within their apartment complex.
Una Lavelle General Manager said, “Recycle IT are embarking on this new project to help increase the rates of recycling for electrical equipment in Ireland and allow people in apartments recycle with ease and safely from a central location on an agreed date”.
The aim is to an increase in the quantity of electrical and electronic equipment recycled by the individual, shared and family households living in apartment complexes. If successful, the project will help improve the reuse and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) and help Ireland reach the European Union target of 65% minimum collection for recycling of WEEE (EU WEEE Directive). Speaking with interested persons or groups with the authority to arrange a recycling collection for old electrical equipment from their apartment complexes is a challenge but also the key to recycling more.
To get started Recycle IT would like to make contact with apartment property managers, facility managers, apartment maintenance and/or cleaning teams or residents committee members. This pilot WEEE recycling project is open to apartment complexes located in South Dublin, Dublin City and Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown so please do contact us by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01 4578321 if interested. Please visit www.recycleit.ie to learn more about our social enterprise.