Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
Information for Retailers
Under the regulations European Union Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2014 certain obligations are placed on Retailers of WEEE.
Retailer duties include the environmentally safe handling of WEEE, such as in store take back of goods and storage. Retailers within Cork City Council’s administrative area have the option to register with either one of the approved registration bodies or Cork City Council.
To register with WEEE Ireland:
Retailers may register free of charge online at weeeireland.ie or contact;
South County Business Park,
Registered retailers should contact WEEE Ireland in relation to disposal of WEEE.
To register with European Recycling Platform (ERP):
Retailers may register free of charge online at erp-recycling.org or contact;
2-4 Ely Place,
Registered retailers should contact ERP in relation to disposal of WEEE.
To register with Cork City Council:
Retailers may register annually for a fee of €200.00 for each premises from which electrical or electronic equipment is placed on the market.
Under the new regulations retailers are no longer permitted to deliver WEEE to Civic Amenity sites.
If retailers wish to register with Cork City Council they should complete the following registration form:
Obligations for Producers (Manufacturers and Importers)
In accordance with the European Union (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Regulations 2014 all producers of electrical and electronic equipment are obligated to register with the WEEE Register Society at weeeregister.ie
Members of the Public
Members of the public must not dispose of WEEE in the domestic bin. They can deposit for free their WEEE at an electrical and electronic equipment retailer on a one-for-one basis, and the appliance being returned must be of similar type or have performed the same function as the new item purchased.
Larger stores (floor area for Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) greater than 400m2), will have to take back WEEE on a one for zero basis.
WEEE can also be brought to the Kinsale Road Civic Amenity Centre for free.
Note: This page is a guide only. It does not intend to provide, and should not be relied upon as, a legal interpretation of the regulations. Cork City Council advises you to read the Regulations in full.