WEEE Recycling


Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for one, 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.

From the 13th of August 2005 retailers are obliged to take back WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) 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 washing machine we will take back your old washing machine free of charge and ensure it is recycled in a safe and responsible manner. 
What products can I recycle for free?
  • Large Domestic Appliances – washing machines, cookers, dishwashers etc.
  • Cooling Appliances – Refrigerators, freezers etc.
  • Small Domestic Appliances – keyboards, toasters, electrical tools
  • Display Equipment – Computer monitors, CRT, LCD and plasma televisions
  • Battery – rechargeable and single use
  • Lighting - Gas discharge lights, fluorescent tubes, low energy lightbulbs(CFLs)
How do I return my old product?
You can return your old appliance at the time of sale/delivery of the new product. For large appliances you can opt to have your old appliance collected when your new appliance is being delivered. Alternatively, you can bring your old appliance to one of our stores within 15 days of the date of purchase or, if delivered, within a maximum of 30 days of the date of delivery. For store locations and opening hours please click here.
Do I need to have made a purchase at Expert Ireland to recycle?
No. You can recycle any of the above items at our stores even if you have not made a purchase with us.
Will you collect my old product?
If you have purchased a large appliance from us and have chosen to have it delivered to your home we’ll take your old one back to be recycled. Please ensure your old appliance is disconnected, clean and ready for the driver at the time of delivery. Please note that smaller appliances that are delivered via courier and currently can’t be collected however you can still recycle with us by bringing your item to your nearest Expert store.
Do you take back used batteries?
Yes. You will find recycling bins for batteries in all of our stores. The batteries that we accept are AA, AAA, C or D and also the flat batteries that are found in watches and toys. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any Industrial or car batteries. Please do not return any leaking batteries because the chemicals in leaky batteries can be dangerous to your health and the health of the store staff.
How much will it cost?
There is no charge to return products to any of our stores.
Why should I recycle through Expert Ireland?
We will ensure that your old product is disposed of correctly to reduce the potentially harmful effects caused on the environment and to conserve natural resources.
Visible Environmental Management Costs?
vEMCs as of 21st July 2014 are inclusive of 23% VAT. Further information can be found on weeeireland.ie




Category 1 

Refridgeration(Side by Side / American Style) 



Refridgeration(2 Door under/over configuarion 



Chest Freezers over 150L 


Category 2 

Large TVs 73cm+ 


Category 3 

Gas Discharge Laps 



LED Lamps 


Category 4 

Large Appliances – Washing machines, dryers, washer dryer,  



Combination oven, oven, gas cooker with electronic / electric element, free standing, slot in and hi back cooking appliances.