The ERP is hosting two free recycling events in Louth this weekend

The European Recycling Platform (ERP) will be hosting two free recycling events in Louth in the Longwalk Shopping Centre car park on the 24th August and Tesco car park in Drogheda on the 25th August

The European Recycling Platform (ERP) will be hosting two free recycling events in Louth in the Longwalk Shopping Centre car park on the 24th August and Tesco car park in Drogheda on the 25th August

The events will run from 10am to 4pm and all members of the public are invited along, to dispose of any unwanted electronic items and batteries free of charge. Those who bring along 5 or more items to recycle will be entered in to a draw with a chance of winning a One4All voucher to the value of €250!

In 2011 ERP, Ireland’s only pan-European compliance scheme for electrical and waste battery recycling, facilitated the recycling of over 11 tonnes of electrical waste during its free recycling days in Louth. This year ERP is looking to boost these figures by asking people to bring along any old electronic items or batteries that are cluttering their home or garages. This includes fridges, mobile phones, computers, batteries and everything in between that has a plug or a battery.

Commenting on the importance of responsible recycling of WEEE, Martin Tobin, CEO, ERP Ireland said: “We are looking forward to returning to Louth and are calling on all locals to come along to Longwalk Shopping Centre Car Park in Dundalk and Tesco Car Park in Drogheda to recycle their electrical waste. Louth has one of the strongest track records in Ireland for WEEE and battery recycling, and we are anticipating a very busy weekend.”

Electronic waste is the fastest growing waste stream in the developed world and ERP is encouraging the people of Louth to keep up their good work in diverting electronic waste from Louth’s landfills. ERP recycling officers will be on hand to help with the unloading of items.

Those unable to make it along on Friday or Saturday can recycle their household electrical waste and waste batteries for free at: local amenity sites on the Newry Road, Dundalk and Mell, Drogheda.

Those buying new electronic items can also return their old items free of charge (as long as the items are of equivalent type).

For full information on this day and other locations around Ireland, simply log onto www.erp-recycling.ie