Best Schools Battery recycling recognised at national awards
10th January 2014
Wexford County Council named WEEE Ireland Best Schools Battery Recycling by County at the Repak Awards
Wexford County Council enjoyed a successful night at the Repak Awards, October 3rd, to mark National Recycling Week. WEEE Ireland, the Irish compliance scheme for electrical and battery recycling, selected Wexford County Council as the winner of the WEEE Ireland Best Schools Battery Recycling by County Category for their hard work during 2012 in their ongoing efforts to promote waste battery recycling through the local schools network. Cliona Connolly and Billy Byrne of Wexford County Council were at the prestigious awards ceremony in the Westin Hotel to accept the award.
Wexford County Council district has a strong reputation for recycling through the schools with WEEE Ireland, which helps the environment while also encouraging very positive long term recycling awareness in the community. Wexford has built on a long tradition of battery collections and individual efforts by key personnel to drive awareness and encourage engagement through the schools.
With assistance from Wexford County Council, WEEE Ireland representatives worked closely with over 30 schools in Wexford and collected waste batteries for recycling from over 80 schools in the county. With three civic amenity sites, plus a newly opened facility at Gorey, and a total population of over 140,000, Wexford County Council can be proud to be among WEEE Ireland’s top schools battery recycling districts.
WEEE Ireland has partnered with LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, to create a fund for every battery recycled by the scheme that will help the charity financially. WEEE Ireland would like to thank all of those involved in Wexford County Council for their dedication and commitment to keeping Wexford’s villages and towns clean and free from battery waste, and for also contributing hugely to this ongoing charity recycling campaign for a very worthy cause.