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Recycle Your End of Life Electrical Items & Batteries

WEEE Regulations

Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment Regulations

The WEEE regulations require that businesses involved in the supply of the electrical equipment take an active role in its collection, recycling and environmentally sound disposal.

What do we Want You to do?

Recycle your end of life electrical items!

Failure to segregate electronic waste material in the home usually results in items being disposed of in a landfill site (buried under the ground), where toxins leach into the soil, contaminating it and putting communities at risk.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge in any Screwfix store on a one-for-one, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge in any Screwfix store. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. If you have ordered an electrical item for home delivery and would like to return your old like-for-like product, please call 1800 946 602 to arrange collection. 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.

To remind you to recycle, all new electrical products are marked with a crossed out wheeled bin symbol; where you see this symbol on a product please do not put it in your household waste.

Bring Your Used Batteries into Your Local Store

Types of Batteries Accepted

  • Lithium-ion (li-ion) batteries
  • Alkaline & Carbon Zinc batteries
  • Lead Acid Gel batteries
  • Lithium (primary) batteries

Unfortunately we cannot accept vehicle or industrial batteries, which should be taken to your local household waste and recycling centre.

Find Out More

  • Visit
  • Contact your local authority
  • Visit your local household waste & recycling centre


If you want to find out more about how to minimise your effect on the environment please visit: or This website will also allow you to locate all the Local Collection Facilities in your area.

All purchases are subject to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Registered Office: Screwfix Direct (Ireland) Limited, 6th Floor, 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2.

Our WEEE Producer Registration number is 2950WB