Donegal to recycle batteries for
DONEGAL County Council
and Tidy Towns groups in the county are teaming up
this month to support the WEEE Ireland Battery
Recycling Campaign in aid of Ireland's children's
The Battery Recycling Campaign will see
participating Tidy Towns groups distribute battery
collection boxes within their community including
local schools, community centres, post offices,
shops and businesses.
At the end of the month, full battery boxes will be
collected and brought to a central location where
the batteries will be weighed and brought for
Every battery that is
collected for recycling goes towards a monetary
donation for the LauraLynn@HOME service which brings
hospice care into the comfort of a child’s own home.
Last year the scheme raised €185,000 for LauraLynn.
A further €50,000 was donated at the start of this
Donegal County Council waste awareness officer
Suzanne Bogan said: “I am sure that the people of
Donegal will make every effort this September to
find any waste batteries lying around their homes
and sheds in order to reach the recycling target for
batteries of 45%, as set by the EU. If this happens,
WEEE Ireland have pledged to top up the existing
donation to hit the €250,000 mark to LauraLynn."
For more information, you can contact Suzanne Bogan