We’re a drop-off point for e-waste, helping keep these items out of landfill so they can be put to better use. Here’s what you can recycle with us, where and how. Please note there is a small fee for this service.
How to recycle E-waste with Us
We have two places you can bring e-waste to be recycled, for a small fee. These fees cover processing costs, and go a long way to helping make Auckland a healthier, waste-free place to live. Thank you for your contribution as well as making the effort to recycle your e-waste.
Once dropped off, items are whipped off to Computer Recycling, the only company in New Zealand that can process and break down items on-site into base components. These are then either recycled locally or sent to accredited recycling centres overseas. Your data is securely destroyed, while devices that can be saved are given a new life, going to school children via RAD (Recycle A Device) or sold with proceeds going back to charities like us.
When and where to drop off
Mondays and Tuesdays, 10am to 2pm
EcoMatters Resource Recovery Depot: Unit 9, 22 Moselle Ave, Henderson 0610
Thursdays to Sundays, 10am to 2pm
EcoMatters Store: 1 Olympic Place, New Lynn, Auckland.
Sorry, we can’t accept any large appliances at either the EcoMatters Resource Recovery Depot or the EcoMatters Store, such as fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers, and extra large TVs.
*Both locations are closed on public holidays*
For other items you can recycle with us, such as curtains, razors, toothbrushes and more, please visit our recycling page.
What it costs to recycle E-waste with us
|E-Waste Item||Cost (including GST)|
|Prices from 1 October 2022, subject to change|
|CRT 20" or smaller||$25|
|CRT 20" and larger (Max size: 30")||$40|
|Flat Screen TVs||$20|
|Flat Screen Computer Monitors||$10|
|Desktops / Laptop / Tablets / DVD / VCR / Speakers / Stereos / Hard drives||$5 each|
|Laptop batteries||$7.50 per kg|
|Misc Items (Phones / Keyboards / Mice / Video tapes, CDs, DVDs / Wires and cables)||$5 per banana box|
|Secure Data Erasure|
|Hard Drive + Phones Erasure (certificate included)||$18|
|Hard Drive + Phones Destruction (shredded, certificate extra $30 + GST charge applies)||$22|
|Small Printers, Scanners, Fax Machines||$10|
|Medium Printers, Scanners (photocopiers)||$30|
|Large Printers (Over 100kgs)||Sorry, we can't take these|
|Small Items (kettle, toaster, hair dryers, irons, food processors, fan heaters, microwaves)||$5|
|Medium Items (vacuum cleaners, oil heaters, dehumidifiers)||$10|
|Large appliances||Sorry, we can't take these|
|All light bulbs||$2|
|Mixed Batteries||$5.50 per kg|
|Lead Acid - Car Batteries||Free|
WHAT IS E-WASTE?
E-waste is a universally agreed upon term for electrical or electronic equipment that has been or will soon be thrown away. This includes both working and broken items. There are many good reasons to keep this growing waste material out of landfill, but one of the most important reasons is that these items are full of toxic chemicals that leak out from the metal components inside, once in the ground. New Zealand produces about 80,000 tonnes of e-waste a year, yet is reported to recycle a mere 2% of it. This is why your efforts, along with EcoMatters and our e-waste partners, are so important for our taioa (natural environment) and our hapori (community).