Free contactless e-waste drop-off events

The electronic waste drop-off days in November will be contactless, with separate bays to drop-off in to maintain social distancing.

Auckland-based company Computer Recycling is hosting free contactless electronic waste drop-off days on Saturdays at their site based in Penrose.

Computer Recycling says it is providing a safe and ethical way to dispose of e-waste for the public during alert level 3 dubbed “CR E-days”.

The events were primarily run-in local communities around Auckland but due to the current restrictions in Auckland, the events will be held at the company’s site and be made free for members of the public.

The events are staged to be contactless, with separate bays to drop-off in to maintain social distancing, safeguarding staff and members of the public.

The company has already run four successful events in October, generating more than 40,000kg of e-waste collected and helping more than 1400 households get rid of difficult-to-recycle items. Some of the most common e-waste items are computers, computer components, laptops, televisions, cell phones, printers, and fax machines.

The next confirmed events for November will be held on Saturday November 6, 13, 20 and 27 at Computer Recycling, 5 Southpark Place, Penrose.