Recycling e-waste is easy and cheap

05/11/2019 9:32am

Recycling e-waste is a great way to be kind to the environment, and thanks to a Council subsidy scheme offered through the Nelson Environment Centre at 31 Vanguard Street, Nelson, there are plenty of options on how to do this.

Electrical waste (e-waste) is the fastest growing type of waste in the world. In New Zealand, we generate around 80,000 tonnes per year!


E-waste often contains dangerous metals and other substances that can be toxic to the environment and to human health if disposed of or handled inappropriately. Some may also contain valuable and scarce resources that should be recovered and recycled.

Taking your electronic waste to the Environment Centre means that it will be recycled responsibly, and the Council provides a $20 discount for ratepayers to help with this.

Nelson Environment Centre will accept any electronic waste (ie items either with a plug or powered by batteries) with the exception of large appliances such as white-ware, and oil-filled heaters.

For more information about the local options to dispose of your e-waste, visit nelson.govt.nz/e-waste