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Keeping toxic waste out of our environment

Friday February 22 2019

Nice work, Palmerston North! You’ve almost doubled your e-waste recycling since we reduced the fees six months ago.

The change came into force in July 2018.

Between then and January of this year 2,952 electronic items were recycled. That compares to 3,054 in the whole 2017-2018 financial year.

The most popular items people recycled were computer monitors, stereos, gaming machines and televisions – all doubled on the previous six months.

We’re expecting to receive almost 6,000 items by the middle of this year, which would be double the year before. That equates to almost 60 tonnes of material not ending up in our landfill.

Photo shows woman with a box of recycling on the footpath outside the Ferguson St recycling centre.

You can recycle mobile phones, desktop computers, GPS devices, computer mice, cameras and batteries from handheld devices for free at our Ferguson Street Recycling Centre.

Find out what other electronics you can recycle

Did you know?

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’re sending your unwanted electronic item to a processing plant where it is dismantled in an ethical and environmentally sustainable way.