Free disposal of e-waste offered
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.