Dispose of Electronic Waste

8 September 2009

Doing a bit of spring cleaning? Get rid of your old PCs, computer bits and bobs, mobile phones and digital cameras at eDay this Saturday 12 September.

eDay, a free computer recycling event, is on again in Wellington at Westpac Stadium on Waterloo Quay from 9.00am - 3.00pm.

Council Waste Awareness Officer Donna Sherlock says more than 2000 cars came to last year's drive-through - bringing 122 tonnes of e-waste. She says organisers are expecting to handle the same amount this year. People are advised to wipe all data from computer hard drives as well as removable media such as floppy disks and PC cards before handing them over for recycling.

eDay is open to cars only. Other electronic equipment, including TVs and stereos will not be accepted.

Donna says people who are having a general tidy-up are welcome to drop things off at the Second Treasure shop at the Wellington Landfill. As well, there is a free drop-off for domestic hazardous waste at the landfill - up to 20 litres or 20kg of such things as waste oil, leftover paint and other chemicals, all year round, during normal landfill hours.

For more information about eDay, please contact Donna Sherlock on (04) 803 8625, 021 227 8625, email donna.sherlock@wcc.govt.nz or go to www.eday.org.nz.