11 tons of electrical goods are recycled at Limerick event

Petula Martyn

Reporter:

Petula Martyn

OVER 11 tons of electrical waste that was collected in Moyross will be recycled as part of the European WEEE directive.

OVER 11 tons of electrical waste that was collected in Moyross will be recycled as part of the European WEEE directive.

Two forty foot trucks were filled with electrical goods brought by residents to the Moyross Community Enterprise Centre during the event.

Tracy McElligott, development worker with the Moyross Residents Forum and who organised the event, thanked the environment workers at the Moyross Centre for their “trojan work” collecting larger white goods from outside people’s homes across the estate.

“It was white goods, so there was washing machines, fridges, cookers, dishwashers, and the other electrical items would have been TVs, videos, DVDs, hairdryers, toasters, curling tongs,” she said.

“People don’t always bring back hairdryers, curling tongs, irons to shops, which they can. If they are having a washing machine fitted or a fridge, the old one is taken away but the same mentality isn’t there for the smaller items.”

Ms McElligott thanked Sinead McDonnell and colleagues at the environment department at City Hall, and the Northside Regeneration Agency for helping to make the event a success.