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Electrical and electronic recycling

B&Q is a registered producer of EEE batteries in Ireland. WEEE registration number: 121WB

As a member of the compliance scheme WEEE Ireland, B&Q supports collective take back and recycling of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment and batteries.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries.

Your options are:

1. In-store electrical and electronic recycling

For a better way to part with any broken or unwanted goods, drop off any small electrical and electronic products in one of our stores for free - that way you can be sure they’ll be recycled responsibly. We’ll also take light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and batteries in our recycling units. You’ll find them near our checkouts. For any larger products, we can help dispose of them responsibly in store if you’ve bought a like-for-like product from B&Q. Simply speak to a colleague in store.

To find the collection point closest to you, where you can recycle your WEEE batteries and light bulbs, see the interactive map on the WEEE Ireland website.

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2. Electrical waste for home delivery orders

If you're having any large electrical or electronic (EE) products delivered, our courier (DHL) will take away your old product on a one-for-one like-for-like basis, providing the item is empty, clean and disconnected. You'll be given 24hr advanced notice of your delivery so that you can have your item(s) ready for collection. If this doesn't suit, you can take back to any of our stores indefinitely, you'll just need to bring your proof of purchase for the new item(s) you purchased. 

What to look out for

To help with your recycling habits, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed-out wheelie bin symbol and means they should not be disposed of with your household waste. We kindly ask that when you’re disposing of any electrical or electronic items that you do so correctly.

Your old electricals will be taken to a recycling plant for processing and separated into individual materials, so they can be turned into new, more useful things. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 


In line with WEEE regulations, all electrical and electronic products are now labelled with a crossed-out wheeled bin symbol which means they shouldn't be disposed of with your household waste.  To keep us, and the environment happy, we kindly ask that when disposing of any electric or electronic items that you do so correctly.


If you have any small electrical or electronic (EE) products, you can drop them off in one of our recycling units at our stores - that way you can be sure they’ll be recycled responsibly and at no cost to you. We also take light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and batteries in our recycling units. Alternatively, contact your local council to find your nearest WEEE recycling site.

To find the collection point closest to you, where you can recycle your WEEE batteries and light bulbs, see the interactive map on the WEEE Ireland website.


You can drop off used or unwanted light bulbs and fluorescent light bulbs in one of our recycling units in our stores for free.


Yes. You’ll find battery recycling units in all our stores. We accept AA, AAA and any other batteries used in computers, mobile phones and watches.


We'll collect any large electrical or electronic (EE) products from your home if you've bought a like-for-like product from B&Q. Our courier, DHL, will arrange this with you at least 24hrs in advance of your delivery arriving. 


This is a product that is replacing something that has the same function. For example, an oven that is replacing another oven is a like-for-like product. Therefore, we would only be able to collect your existing oven if you'd bought a new oven from B&Q. 


Unfortunately, the collection service is only available for customers who have purchased a like-for-like product from B&Q. Smaller electrical and electronic items can be dropped off at your local B&Q store.


No, the collection service is only to collect large electrical and electronic items, so they must be disconnected/unplugged and emptied prior to collection. If your appliance doesn’t fit the collection criteria, our courier team may refuse collection and you’ll have to call us to rebook and pay for a new collection.


We can only collect electrical lawnmowers.


Yes, we can collect any ovens, including electrical, gas and dual fuel ovens. Please make sure they’re disconnected and clean.


Yes, we can collect multiple products in a single collection, on a one-for-one like-for-like basis.