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Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Clonmel | Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
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Batteries and Waste Batteries

Waste Batteries

Waste batteries and accumulators (rechargable batteries), can be returned free of charge, to

a. Retailers who sell equivalent batteries
b. other authorised collection points including local authority civic amenity sites.

Members of the public should not place batteries in waste disposal or recycling bins.
Waste batteries should be collected and returned to the retailer who sell equivalent batteries or to a local authority civic amenity sites.
No purchase is required to return waste batteries.

Retailer Obligations

  • Retailers must take back batteries similar to a type they sell such as portable batteries such as AA, AAA, Cell C, Cell D, PP3.
  • If you do not sell Automotive, Industrial, or sealed lead acid batteries for alarms you are not obliged to accept these back.
  • Take-back systems for household batteries may operate in conjunction with take back systems for household WEEE.
  • Retailers of automotive or industrial batteries must register as a supplier of Batteries under the WEEE, with local authority. See forms below.
  • Retailers may deposit waste portable batteries free of charge at local authority civic amenity sites.
  • Retailers are prohibited from placing on the market, batteries supplied by an unregistered Producer.
  • Retailers who import batteries from outside the state are required to register as a Producer.
  • The collection compliance scheme in operation within Tipperary County Council's functional area is WEEE Ireland.
  • WEEE Ireland can be contacted at 01- 299 9320.

WEEE Ireland have prepared an information pack for both retailers and the consumer.
Please click on the link below for further information on these regulations.

Household batteries can be recycled at the following locations:

  1. County Civic Offices
  2. Nenagh Civic Amenity Site
  3. Roscrea Civic Amenity Site
  4. Cashel Civic Amenity Site (Waller’s Lot Recycling Centre)
  5. Clonmel Civic Amenity Site (Carrigeen Recycling Centre)

Automotive batteries can be recycled at Nenagh, Roscrea, Cashel and Clonmel Civic Amenity sites only.

Any queries in relation to the regulations should be addressed to;

Customer Services Desk,
Tipperary County Council,
Civic Offices, Nenagh or Civic Offices Emmet Street Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary

Tel: 0818 06 5000 Email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

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Related FAQs

I have a lot of old batteries in my house, how do I go about getting them recycled?

You can return waste batteries to your local shop so long as it sells the same type of battery (E.g. your local newsagents will take any portable batteries like AA but not car batteries. Your local garage will take car batteries but not portable batteries). Unlike WEEE, with batteries you don't have to purchase anything in the shop to do this; you can just drop them in the WEEE Ireland battery boxes in the store.
Just be careful when bringing back portable batteries to bring back less than 5kgs at any one time, and don't return any leaking batteries because the chemicals in leaky batteries can be dangerous to your health and the shopkeepers.
You can also return your batteries to recycling centres and other collection points free of charge.