Wednesday, 22 December 2021, 5:42 pm
Press Release Gisborne District Council
More than 1.2 tonnes worth of electronic waste have been saved
Council’s initiative to dispose of garbage has led to it going to landfill
Tairwhiti Environment Centre & Tech Collect
The Tairwhiti Environment Centre was established in
Drop-off point for electronic waste They received 1.2 in November
It is expected to weigh in the thousands with December’s drop-offs.
Tairawhiti Environment Centre manager Rena
Kohere states that the community has responded well to the scheme.
It is the largest amount of money we have
Councils Waste Minimisation Team
Tech Collect NZ partnered with us for this ewaste trial
Initiative in Tairwhiti.
Council Community Lifelines
Phil Nickerson, Solid waste Manager, says e-waste can be diverted
New will repurpose materials taken from landfills
Tech Collect has informed us that this is the case
They have received the largest amount in a pilot program.
For a month.
It shows that there is a demand
For alternatives to sending ewaste to, there are other options in our region
We are great hoarders of electronics and landfills.
We would like to thank Rena, her team and her.
Tairwhiti Environment Centre have been doing
The last two months of hard work packing pallets
Send your e-waste off to be recycled.
It includes printers, cameras, old computers, and printers.
Our environment is clogged with the fastest-growing waste categories
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