Got any old electronics or mobile phones sitting around gathering dust? E-day is your answer (6th November)

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Recycling electronic waste (e-waste) enables the recovery and reuse of valuable materials and ensures toxic materials are not buried in our landfills - so it's better for our environment.

eDay (Saturday 6th November) is a simple, free and effective way to recycle your old computer equipment and mobile phones in an environmentally sustainable way.

For an eDay information poster click on the download link below:

eDay poster 2010.pdf

For drop off times at your nearest eDay collection point in the Far North District, please click here.

Getting involved is easy. Simply check the following lists for what you can and can't dispose of, and what you need to do to your old equipment before eDay. Please note this is a cars-only event, no trucks or trailers please.

What can be disposed of?

  • computer hardware
  • monitors
  • networking equipment (e.g. modems, routers, hubs)
  • scanners
  • keyboards, mice, speakers
  • laptops
  • printers
  • game consoles
  • toner and ink jet cartridges
  • mobile phones
  • fax machines
  • digital cameras

What can't be disposed of?

They can't accept items that aren't related to computers or mobile phones. These include:

  • televisions
  • radios
  • stereos
  • DVD players, video recorders
  • other home appliances
  • furniture
  • software

What to do before eDay!

Wipe all data from your computer's hard drive and remove any removable media such as floppy disks or PC cards.

Ensure that your mobile is disconnected by your service provider and that contacts and other stored information are erased from the phone's memory. Also remove your phone's SIM card if it has one.

Click here for the eDay Safety Guidelines

For more information please visit www.eday.org.nz


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