January is about to get a whole lot brighter, thanks to your old waste batteries! WEEE Ireland (the Irish compliance scheme for battery and waste electrical and electronic equipment recycling) has been collecting and recycling batteries throughout Cork as part of the Spread a Little Sunshine campaign for LauraLynn House at the Children’s Sunshine Home. Every battery collected by you over the Christmas period can now be brought back for recycling before January 31st and will contribute to a fund for the children’s hospice. WEEE Ireland aim to recycle 4.5 million batteries as part of this very special campaign – that is one battery for every man, woman and child in the country.
It is very easy to get involved, simply bring your batteries back to one of the following places in Cork before the end of January: • Civic amenity sites- Bandon Civic Amenity Site, Knockavale Castletownbere Civic Amenity Site, Foilldarrig, Castletownbere Clonakilty Civic Amenity Site, Cloheen Industrial Estate, Clonakilty Derryconnell Civic Amenity Site, Schull East Cork Civic Amenity Site, Rossmore, Carrigtwohill Macroom Civic Amenity Site, Millstreet Civic Amenity Site, Station Road, Millstreet Raffeen Civic Amenity Site Youghal Civic Amenity Site, Mudlands, Youghal Kinsale Road Civic Amenity Site, South City Link, Cork City • Any retailer that sells batteries in Cork (no purchase necessary) • WEEE Ireland special collections • Any business, school or club where you see the blue WEEE Ireland battery box
This campaign has captured the imagination of businesses, schools, clubs and community groups across the country. If WEEE Ireland reach their target of 4.5 million, a battery powered electric SUV will be donated to the charity for use by both the families and the staff.