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Click here to go to the national eDay website for information about safely disposing of unused home computer equipment at the collections on
29 and 30 September.


New Zealand's first household computer recycling day

In September 2006, CANZ, with accredited refurbisher Remarkit Solutions, the Ministry for the Environment and a Dominion Post ICT reporter, helped Dell Computer run New Zealand's first computer recycling 'e-Day' for households. It was a roaring success. Between 9am and 3pm a continuous stream of cars into Wellington's Westpac Stadium delivered 4500 pieces of computer gear, including 1500 desktop computers, 1900 CRT monitors and sundry other items such as printers and scanners. The total weight of gear collected was 54 tonnes. This compared with about 10 tonnes each at recent Dell collection days in Sydney and Brisbane. Some of the equipment is being environmentally recycled in New Zealand, but all CRT monitors were shipped to a Melbourne recycler, at Dell's expense. New Zealand has no facilities which can safely handle and recycle lead-impregnated CRT glass or the plastic cases. About 97 per cent of the materials collected will be diverted from landfills. Below are some photos taken during the event.

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