Recycle Your eWaste

21 August 2012

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.

Remember to recycle your eWaste when you upgrade your electronic equipment

Remember to recycle your eWaste when you upgrade your electronic equipment

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