TechCollect NZ (TCNZ) has partnered with Buller District Council and Smart Environmental to offer local residents and small businesses a free facility to drop off their e-waste and have it recycled. The partnership with Buller represents another milestone in the expansion of TCNZ’s pilot programme across New Zealand.
TCNZ’s Senior Policy Manager Michael Dudley says: “It is truly fantastic to expand our pilot programme to the Buller District. Buller is now another region in our growing national network where we can help to prevent e-waste being dumped in landfill and rescue valuable materials to benefit the Kiwi-economy.”
TCNZ’s pilot programme commenced at the Westport and Reefton Transfers on Saturday, 17 July 2021. Residents and small businesses can drop off accepted e-waste items during opening hours for free until the end of the pilot programme on Friday, 31 December 2021.
Accepted e-waste items 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.
Council’s solid waste coordinator Juliana Ruiz says: “We are super excited to bring this service to Buller and thank our partners SEL and TCNZ for their support in formulating an agreement that will ensure residents and small businesses in Buller have access to a responsible free recycling option for their e-waste.”