DemoSite HB Enviro Centre

Environment Centre Hawke's Bay is operated by Sustaining Hawke's Bay Trust


We collect e-waste at the Environment Centre, 809 Karamu Road North, Hastings for responsible, safe disposal.

Electronic waste (E-Waste) is defined as obsolete, broken or end-of-life electrical devices. Examples include anything with a power cord or data capabilities - computers, fans, phones, printers, TV's etc. E-Waste is one of the fastest growing categories of hazardous waste in the world because there's such rapid technology change, low initial cost, and planned obsolesence.

Most items of E-Waste contain recoverable metals such as copper, steel, aluminium - even gold (in tiny amounts)! They also often contain toxic materials like lead, phosphorus, mercury, cadmium, and brominated flame retardant (BFR) plastics which can cause significant ill-health to humans and animals if ingested. It's really important to keep these toxic materials out of landfill to ensure no risk of leaching into the soil or groundwater to preserve the health of the ecosystem we rely on to breathe clean air, grow safe food and drink clean water.

Prices current at 16 March 2016

Read about our local e-waste recycling project with Farmlands Hastings

E-Waste Item
 Price each (incl GST)
CRT TV's (old style with deep backs)
 LCD and Plasma TV's
 CRT Computer Monitors
 LCD Computer Monitors
 All computers - Desktop, Laptop, Server
 Microwaves, Bread Machines, Stereo Systems (with separate speakers), Vacuum cleaners
 Hubs, Switches, Routers, Patch Panels and Modems
 Printers (printing only no fax/copy or scan ability) and standalone scanners
 Multifunction Printers (with integrated copy/scan and/or fax functions) and Fax Machines
 Photocopier - Business Version (small to medium)
 $35.00 / $48.00
 Photocopier (large)
 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
 Stereo/Radio (with inbuilt speakers), Gaming Consoles, DVD & VCR players
 Heaters (we do not accept oil column heaters), power tools, phones, cameras, small appliances (incl blenders, toasters etc)
 All other items charged per kilo
 $2.50 per kilo

Cash and EFTPOS available in store, cash and cheque payment accepted for home pickups. We can invoice schools, organisations and businesses by arrangement.        

A pickup service is available on request for an additional fee - minimum charge $20 for Hastings / Havelock North and Flaxmere urban areas and $40 minimum charge for Napier urban areas, but please ask for a quote. We are sometimes able to organise for customers to share the pickup cost where we have several pickups in one area. We do accept commercial quantities of E-Waste but please contact us to discuss first to ensure we have space.

We cannot accept whiteware.

Please note: We do not return or resell items of E-Waste to their previous owner or anybody else, once it comes to us it is recycled. Your items cannot be recovered after being dropped off with us. Please make sure that you have all the data you want off your computer, take CDs out of stereos etc. For health and safety reasons, no member of the public is allowed into our storage shed.