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    Electrical good recycling tax

    This has been around for a while now, but I'm still not sure how it works. Ok, we pay a certain amount any time we buy a new TV, computer or whatever; but then what?

    When the device dies several years later, what do we do with it? We've paid for the recycling, who actually does it?

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    #2
    Not too sure on this but I think when you pay the tax on the new goods, you can hand back your old appliances for dumping/recycling, etc. Well that's what I did when I bought a new hoover before Christmas.
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      #3
      <DIV>If you buy an electrical appliance and pay the levy then you can hand back the device you are replacing to the vendor and they must dispose of it in an appropriate manner.</DIV>
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        #4

        Originally posted by The Word Is Born
        <div>If you buy an electrical appliance and pay the levy then you can hand back the device you are replacing to the vendor and they must dispose of it in an appropriate manner.</div>
        but will this happen? Do you need to prove where you bought it?

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          #5
          As a matter of interest if you buy something from a vendor and have it for 5 years and then decided to replace it can you go to any vendor or does it have to be the original vendor? Also do you need proof that you paid the levy when returning the appliance?
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            #6


            Not sure how it works if you don't want to buy replacement goods and have already paid thetax on the previous goods? Do we get WEEE credits, I wonder?
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              #7
              What if the store goes out of business, or shuts that branch? Or what if you buy the product from an online store within Ireland?

              Never mind what happens if you don't have a car, or if the applicance in question (fridge, cooker etc.) won't fit in one.

              Personally, I think people will pay the recycling fee and end up just dumping it anyway.

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                #8
                There areWEEE amenity sites buthow long willthey continue to be free? Maybe some ofthe tax paid goes towards the upkeep of these? Oh the questions.....
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                  #9


                  Originally posted by who?
                  What if the store goes out of business, or shuts that branch? Or what if you buy the product from an online store within Ireland?

                  Never mind what happens if you don't have a car, or if the applicance in question (fridge, cooker etc.) won't fit in one.

                  Personally, I think people will pay the recycling fee and end up just dumping it anyway.

                  They couldorganisebig WEEELY bins...


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                    #10
                    It doesn't matter where you bought the previous appliance the shop is obliged to take it once you pay the levy on a new appliance. This is basically following an EU directive making manufacturers responsible for the entire life cycle of their products.
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                      #11
                      Don't matter where you originally bought it.. you leave your old appliance with whoever you buy your new one with.. if it's a fridge, cooker etc. you can give your old one to whoever delivers the new one..

                      or you can leave it at your council designated recycling place for those goods..

                      Limerick place is on Ballysimon road

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                        #12
                        <H1 =retail>Retailers</H1>


                        'Distributor' means any person who provides electrical and electronic equipment on a commercial basis to the party who is going to use it.


                        For the purposes of these Regulations, a 'Distributor' is a 'Retailer'.
                        <H2>Distributors Responsibility</H2>


                        On and from 13 August 2005, each Distributor of electrical and electronic equipment shall be prohibited from distributing electrical and electronic equipment from a producer who;
                        1. <LI>is not in possession of a valid Certificate of Registration from the Registration Body or,
                          <LI>does not display the registration number on any invoice, credit note, dispatch or delivery docket </LI>



                        Distributors importing EEE directly and placing onto the Irish market may come under the description of a 'Producer'. Please see the Producer section of this website for the obligations placed on Producers by the WEEE Regulations 2005.
                        <H2>Contribution to Producer Recycling Fund (PRF)</H2>


                        Any Distributor, ie. Retailer, who distributes electrical and electronic equipment supplied by a producer and displays environmental management costs (EMCs) shall be required to ensure that such costs are indicated in writing to each purchaser. These are referred to in the legislation as contributions to the Producer Recycling Fund (PRF).


                        Producer members of WEEE Ireland are obliged under the membership terms and conditions to apply and show visible environmental management costs to their customers where applicable.


                        Examples of the 3 point pricing requirement for Retailers of EEE for shelf price displays along with sample in-store notices and till receipts can be seen in the downloads section on the right hand side of this page.
                        <H2>Take-Back Obligation</H2>


                        Distributors, ie. Retailers, when supplying a new product, must accept back waste electrical and electronic equipment from private households free of charge on a one-to-one basis as long as the waste electrical and electronic equipment is of equivalent type or has fulfilled the same function as the supplied equipment, other than contaminated waste electrical and electronic equipment that presents a health and safety risk unless such contamination is on account of a distributor's liability.
                        <H2>Third Party Take-Back</H2>


                        Distributors, ie. Retailers, with the agreement of the appropriate Local Authorities, may make alternative arrangements for ensuring that the obligations above are discharged on their behalf by:
                        1. <LI>nominated distributor
                          <LI>group of distributors or, as appropriate
                          <LI>a third party acting on their behalf </LI>



                        There is a requirement for a notice at the entrance of retail premises operating such approved alternative take-back systems.
                        <H2>Written Indication of Take-Back Warranty to Consumer </H2>


                        Distributors, ie. Retailers, must indicate in writing to the consumer the last date on which the waste electrical and electronic equipment can be returned free of charge. Where appropriate, an alternative collection point may be indicated to the consumer, provided that returning it is not made more difficult for the consumer and remains free of charge.
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