WASTE

Recycle Your eWaste

Tuesday 21 August 2012, 12:14PM
By Wellington City Council
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WELLINGTON CITY

Instead of waiting for that one-day-a-year to recycle your old computer monitor, now you can take your eWaste to a central city location any weekday.

Go to the Sustainability Trust at 2 Forresters Lane (just off Tory Street), where you can drop off your old computers, televisions, computer internals, all electrical cables, printers and consumer electronics. There is a small cost for most items.

The goods are recycled by RCN, who dismantle the waste and send it to specialist recyclers in New Zealand and overseas.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown launched the new service several weeks ago. The Council's Three Waters and Waste Portfolio Leader, Councillor Ngaire Best, says organisations working together like this proves Wellington is indeed a 'Smart Capital'.

"We're working with the Sustainability Trust to reduce the strain on our landfill, and make things easier for residents to dispose of their eWaste responsibly.

"This is also a great example of the region collaborating, with other places in the region where you can drop off your old televisions or mobile phones."

For a list of drop-off points around the region, see:

Recycling - Public Bins and eWaste

For a list of what you can recycle, and the cost, phone the free Home Advice service on 0508 78 78 24 or visit:

eCycle Charges - Sustainability Trust website