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