Free dis­posal of e-waste of­fered

South Waikato News - - NEWS/OPINION -

E-Waste Day will be held again this year with Ti­rau, Pu­taruru and Toko­roa among 40 cen­tres tak­ing part.

Drop-off points in the South Waikato will be avail­able dur­ing nor­mal open­ing hours from Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 30 to Fri­day, Novem­ber 5 at the Ti­rau In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre, Pu­taruru Trans­fer Sta­tion and Toko­roa Land­fill.

‘‘Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to take ad­van­tage of coun­cil’s com­mit­ment to eDay,’’ South Waikato District coun­cil se­nior ser­vices en­gi­neer Mick Jones said. ‘‘Or­gan­is­ers are aim­ing to di­vert as much as 1300 tonnes of elec­tronic waste (e-waste) from land­fills around the coun­try, up from last year’s record amount of 976 tonnes.’’

Now in its fifth year, eDay is the only na­tion­wide com­mu­nity e-waste re­cy­cling event for house­holds and small busi­nesses to dis­pose of old com­puter equip­ment in an en­vi­ron­men­tally sound way, at no cost to the user.

Among items that can be dropped off are com­puter hard­ware and mon­i­tors, net­work­ing equip­ment, scan­ners, key­boards, mice, com­puter speak­ers, lap­tops, prin­ters, toner and ink jet car­tridges, games con­soles, mo­bile phones, dig­i­tal cam­eras and fax ma­chines.

Elec­tron­ics such as tele­vi­sions, ra­dios and DVD play­ers can­not be dropped off.

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