Recycling in Ireland
Recyclability and minimizing environmental impacts are key elements of Motorola's commitment to product stewardship and global corporate responsibility. Motorola is involved in creative and effective voluntary programmes to minimize waste and facilitate product recycling/recovery.
Ireland is subject to the European Union's Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, which places responsibility for disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment on the producer.
As part of the legislation, electrical and electronic equipment, including Motorola products, will feature the crossed out wheeled bin symbol on the product or in the documentation, to show that these products must be disposed of in accordance with the WEEE Directive.
The WEEE Directive sets out different approaches for consumer products, including mobile phones, and for products which are supplied to businesses or other organizations. Please see the sections below for details of how to arrange recycling of your waste Motorola products.
Recycling mobile phones
For consumers in Ireland we offer a free postal return for mobile phones. Used mobile phones can be in any condition and of any brand. Simply do the following:
- Remove SIM and replace battery and cover (where applicable), then place in the envelope. We regret that we cannot accept any type of charger or accessory.
- Place the phone into an envelope. This should be at least 14 x 9 cm, with a maximum length + depth + width = 90 cm and no single dimension larger than 60 cm.
- Make sure that the envelope with the phone in does not weigh more than 250 g.
- Download and print this online postage label for Great Britain and attach it to the envelope.
- Put the envelope in the post.
Alternately, you can contact the shop or network operator who supplied your phone and they should take it back. If you prefer, your local household waste recycling point can also accept waste electrical equipment.
Recycling other consumer equipment
If you bought the equipment from a retailer, please contact them in the first instance to discuss arrangements for takeback. If you prefer, your local household waste amenity point can also accept waste electrical equipment.
Recycling business equipment
You should have received details on the process for dealing with waste electrical and equipment from your Motorola sales channel. If you are not sure of the process, please submit a Business Equipment Takeback Enquiry Form and a Motorola representative will respond.
For more information about the implementation of the WEEE directive in Ireland, visit: