TCNZ have announced the expansion of its national programme network by the addition of six new e-waste drop-off sites. These new sites will be provided via participating Warehouse Stationery stores. Michael Dudley, Senior Policy Manager for TCNZ, comments on the partnership, “Special thanks to our partners at The Warehouse Group for helping us forge the way towards Aotearoa’s circular e-waste future. The addition of six Warehouse Stationery stores to our national network mean that Kiwis have even greater access to free recycling options for their unwanted and end-of-life ICT equipment”.
The new drop-off sites include:
|1||Warehouse Stationery – East Tamaki||Cnr Greenmount and, Ti Rakau Drive, East Tāmaki, Auckland 2013|
|2||Warehouse Stationery – Manukau||51-55 Lambie Drive, Manukau City Centre, Auckland 2104|
|3||Warehouse Stationery – Hamilton||Cnr Ward and Anglesea Streets Hamilton, WKO 3200|
|4||Warehouse Stationery – Coastlands||Coastlands Shoppingtown, Main Hwy Paraparaumu, WGN 5036|
|5||Warehouse Stationery – Petone||Annie Huggan Grove, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012|
|6||Warehouse Stationery – South City||11-13 Winchcombe Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011|
E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world, with the average Kiwi generating more than 21 kilograms of e-waste each year. It is estimated that nearly 100,000 tonnes of e-waste is generated in New Zealand annually.
These additional sites will greatly help in ensuring that more of this e-waste is recycled responsibly and under strict health and safety guidelines. Accepted e-waste items people can drop-off for free include computers, laptops, notebooks, tablets, palmtops, CRT monitors and projectors, LCD, flat panel monitors, printers, scanners, multi-functional devices, cameras, video cameras and computer peripherals, including power supplies and adaptors.