e-waste disposal

You can dispose of electronic waste free of charge at Martinborough Transfer Station.

Domestic e-waste items must be complete and unbroken (not damaged or partially disassembled), and includes the following:

  • Computers, laptops, tablets, PCs
  • Servers, routers, modems, printers
  • Hifi stereos, amplifiers
  • Video/DVD/CD/tape players, speakers
  • Household whiteware, kitchen appliances
  • Stoves, microwaves, dishwashers, ovens, vacuum cleaners
  • TVs, washing machines, dryers
  • Car batteries, workshop tools.

Damaged or disassembled items can be taken to Martinborough Transfer for disposal as waste. Normal waste disposal charges apply.

Commercial quantities of e-waste will not be accepted.

E-waste is transferred to a company in Wellington that strips out all of the recyclables. Recycled computer parts to go back into repairing computers. Any e-waste that is still in working order is also checked and put back into the second-hand market. All the steel components go back into scrap metal recycling.

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