E-waste recycling

Photo shows woman handing over an old vacuum cleaner to a worker at the Ferguson Street recycling centre.

Our Ferguson Street Recycling Centre accepts household batteries, appliances, mobile phones and other e-waste for recycling.

E-waste is one of the most toxic types of waste in the world. Many e-waste items contain elements that can be recycled, but also chemicals that can leach into our soil and waterways.

By using our e-waste service you will be sending your unwanted electronic item to a processing plant where it is dismantled in an ethical and environmentally sustainable way.

Heads up! From 1 July, we’re updating some of our fees and charges for rubbish and recycling services. Here’s what’s new:

Rubbish bags:

  • 60L bags: $3.80 each, $19 for a 5-pack
  • 40L bags: $2.80 each, $14 for a 5-pack


  • 30L bag: $7

Awapuni green waste:

  • Car: $7
  • Trailer: $20
  • Van or ute: $20
  • Van or ute plus trailer: $40

Events recycling:

  • Option B (Self-servicing): $75
  • Option C (Council-serviced): $290

All prices include GST.

These new rates have been carefully reviewed and approved by the Council to ensure we can continue providing quality services.

Recycle these items free

We charge a fee for other e-waste.

Pay by cash or card. 

Recycling centre location and hours

545-573 Ferguson Street

Monday to Friday 7.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday 8am to 4.30pm
Sunday and Public Holidays 10am to 3pm

Closed on: Good Friday, Christmas Day

E-waste recycling fees

All fees include GST.

TVs and computers 2024-25 fee
per item

Desktop computers/servers
(complete tower only)


Small computer items
(e.g. speakers, keyboards, docking stations, hubs, modems, switches, routers)


Copier toners


UPS - Uninterruptible Power Supplies


Laptop and tablets


Computer monitors $10
Printers/scanners/fax machines $15
Televisions $20



Consumer Electronics
2024-25 fee
per item

Mobile phones/GPS/digital cameras/mice


Stereos/car stereos/gaming consoles




DVD/VCR/CD players


Household Appliances
2024-25 fee
per item

Small appliances
(e.g. heaters, fans, toasters, kettles, blenders, alarm clocks)


Medium appliances
(e.g. vacuum cleaners/microwaves)


Large appliances
(e.g. fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers)


Other 2024-25 fee
per item

(quantities up to 2kg)


Bulk batteries
(quantities over 2kg)


Compact fluorescent lightbulbs