DemoSite HB Enviro Centre

Hawke's Bay 

E-Waste

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 of rapid technology change, low initial cost and planned obsolesence.

Most items of E-Waste contain recoverable metals such as copper, steel, aluminium and even tiny amounts of gold! 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 avoid 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.

For a small fee, you can drop off your e-waste at the Environment Centre, 1004 Karamu Rd North, Hastings for responsible, safe disposal. Please note that as a Not for Profit Trust we ask our customers to share in the cost.  
E-Waste Item - prices current at March 2016
 Price each (incl GST)
CRT TV's (old style with deep backs) (see our $5 promotion on our homepage for Hastings residents)
 $35.00 
 LCD and Plasma TV's  (see our $5 promotion on our homepage for Hastings residents)
 $25.00
 CRT Computer Monitors
 $19.00
 LCD Computer Monitors
 $14.00
 All computers - Desktop, Laptop, Server
 $5.00
 Microwaves, Bread Machines, Stereo Systems (separate speakers), Vacuum cleaners
 $12.00
 Hubs, Switches, Routers, Patch Panels and Modems
 $4.00
 Printers (printing only no fax/copy or scan function) and standalone scanners
 $13.50
 Multifunction Printers (with integrated copy/scan and/or fax functions) and Fax Machines
 $18.50
 Photocopier - Business Version (small to medium)
 $35.00 / $48.00
 Photocopier (large)
 $69.00
 Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)
 Free
 Stereo/Radio (inbuilt speakers), Gaming Consoles, DVD & VCR players
 $7.00
 Heaters (we do not accept oil column heaters), power tools, phones, cameras, small appliances (incl blenders, toasters etc)
 $6.00
 All other items charged per kilo
 $2.50 per kilo

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


PICK UP: A pickup service is available on request for an additional fee - minimum charge: Hastings/ Havelock North/ Flaxmere urban area: $20. Napier urban area: $40. Please contact us for a quote. Sometimes we are able to co-ordinate pick ups so that this cost can be shared. 

We also accept commercial quantities of E-Waste just contact us to discuss your requirements.


We cannot accept whiteware.


NOTE: We do not return items of E-Waste to their previous owner or anybody else, once it comes to us it will be recycled or refurbished, in which case all personal data will be wiped to industry data security standards. We recommend you remove all personal data off your computer and do a factory re-set prior to dropping it of.  Please remember to take CDs out of stereos.