Disposing of old electrical items.

Discussion in 'Consumer Issues and Rights' started by Odea, 23 Jul 2018.

  1. Odea

    Odea Frequent Poster

    I need to get rid of a few electrical items no longer working. Do places like Power City, DID etc take these or do they only take them when you are purchasing something from them?

    Are there waste recycling centres where I can bring these and is there a fee charged?

    I am based in South County Dublin, coastal.

  2. odyssey06

    odyssey06 Frequent Poster

    At Power City I've dropped stuff in without buying anything:

    "Customers may leave back old appliances to the store at any time. (No Purchase Necessary)"

    It doesn't make sense to me that you can't dispose of an item in the shop it was originally purchased in... you paid the WEEE charge at the time so why do you have to buy another one?
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  3. RedOnion

    RedOnion Frequent Poster

    I bring them to the recycling centre on Ballyogan Rd. Free of charge. Handy for larger items, and they have staff that'll give you a hand unloading.

    Power city in Carrickmines have a steel cage thing outside the shop door when it's open, and I've dropped smaller things there in the past.
  4. Odea

    Odea Frequent Poster

    Thanks. I don't think I purchased the item in Power City but there is an outlet in Carrickmines that I sometimes frequent.
  5. Leo

    Leo Moderator

    Most local authorities operate Bring Centers which accepts waste electrical items free of charge. For example, DCC, SDCC.