E-Waste

E-waste recycling depot

The e-waste recycling depot in New Plymouth correctly disposes of all e-waste, recycling all reusable material.

Where: New Plymouth Transfer Station, Colson Road
Hours: Seven days a week during the opening hours of the transfer station.

This facility is owned and operated by Enviro Waste Limited. Please check details such as opening hours and charges with them on 06-758 7601.

Price list (2017/18)

  • Computer monitors: CRT screens $20; flat screens $15.
  • Desktop and laptop computers: $5.
  • TVs: CRT $20, flat-screens $15. 
  • DVDs and video players: $7.
  • Fax machines: $15.
  • Microwaves: $12.
  • Printers (domestic): $15.
  • Commercial/office printers: $50 or $70 depending on size. 
  • Servers: $5.
  • Stereos $7.
  • Small appliances, drills, alarm clocks, jugs, toasters, phones and cameras: $7.
  • Heaters: $12.
  • Vacuums: $12.
  • Miscellaneous: $3 per kg.

**Note, prices are subject to change.

See www.e-cycle.co.nz for more information about e-waste.

If your unwanted computer equipment, printer or fax still has life left in it you could sell it or give it away:

  • Offer it to a charity shop – for example, The Hospice Shop.
  • List it on Freecycle
  • Offer it to a local school.

Note: Delete all personal data from your computer before disposing it. If in doubt about how to do this contact a local computer service shop.

Commercial e-waste

Large businesses and government agencies have the option to insist that their suppliers take back unwanted equipment.

You can also contact E-cycle directly to arrange recycling of commercial quantities of e-waste at www.e-cycle.co.nz.

Another option is to use The Waste Exchange. The Waste Exchange is an online tool designed to help your business/organisation find markets for by-products, surplus materials and waste. You can list products which can be used or search for materials you may need.

The Waste Exchange is a FREE service available to all business and industry and may be used by non-profit organisations, schools and individuals to locate materials they need.

Mobile phones

Vodafone and Telecom accept old equipment and have drop-off bins in their shops for phones, chargers and batteries.

Or you can support Starship Hospital through their Mobile Phone Recycling Programme – Pick up a ParcelPost™ Returns Freepost envelope from selected newspaper outlets nationwide, ASB Bank branches, selected Telecom stores and The Warehouse, package the phone then pop in a local post box. Phones in working order are refurbished and exported to places such as Hong Kong, China or to Eastern Europe, while those beyond repair are recycled. Funds raised go toward essential equipment and services for Starship Hospital.

Photocopiers

If you have an unwanted photocopier, contact the manufacturer, e.g. Fuji Xerox, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, Canon, as they may be willing to collect it for refurbishing or recycling. There might be a cost depending on location, age of machine, etc.

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