43kgs of used batteries collected at Limerick recycling event

MORE than 40kgs of used batteries will be recycled as a result of a major recycling event which took place in the city at the weekend.

MORE than 40kgs of used batteries will be recycled as a result of a major recycling event which took place in the city at the weekend.

Hundreds of families flocked to the Peoples Park to take part in the European Recycling Platform’s (ERP) Recycling Party. The Recycling Party saw ERP, Ireland’s only pan European compliance scheme for electrical waste and battery recycling, and Limerick City Council join forces to raise awareness of the importance of responsible recycling of batteries.

Those who attended were given free access in exchange for old batteries which will be recycled.

A massive 43kg of batteries were collected on the day which is the equivalent of almost 3,000 AA batteries.

Deputy Mayor of Limerick Cllr Kevin Kiely, who attended the event, says it was a big success.

“Limerick City residents have a great reputation for recycling and this event was a celebration of Limerick’s continued dedication to responsible recycling while encouraging people to maintain this commitment and preserve Limerick’s heritage,” he said.

“A great day was had by all and the event provided a wonderful opportunity to help the environment in a fun and interesting way,” added Cllr Kiely.

Martin Tobin, CEO of ERP Ireland said the recycling party is a great way of encourage people to recycle used batteries.

“We are delighted the recycling party was such a great success and that the event was enjoyed by so many families with young and old taking part. ERP are very keen to educate, especially the younger generation, about the importance of recycling and events like this are the perfect way to get this message across,” he said adding that batteries can be recycled for free at civic amenity sites across Limerick.