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E-waste recycling programme to continue for another year in Buller

07 May 2024

Buller District Council, Smart Environmental Ltd and TechCollect NZ have extended their partnership to provide Buller residents with another year of free information and communications technology (ICT) e-waste recycling, through to March 2025.  

The programme partnership began in July 2021, and has been well-received by everyone in the community seeking sustainable solutions to manage their unwanted electronics.  

To date, a combined total of 3,688 kilograms of accepted e-waste items have been recovered from the Westport and Reefton Transfer Stations for environmentally sound recycling.   

Buller residents and small businesses can continue to drop accepted e-waste items off at the Westport or Reefton Transfer Stations for this free service, funded by TechCollect NZ’s members.  

TechCollect NZ is a not-for-profit helping the technology sector manage the life cycle of its products and works with best-in-class recyclers in the New Zealand market to recover and recirculate as much of the valuable and finite resources as possible.  

All e-waste items recovered by the programme are treated by TechCollect NZ’s local recycling partners, who meet stringent health, safety, and environmental standards. 

Items such as laptops, desktop computers, keyboards, printers and cameras are among the e-waste items accepted for recycling. Televisions and other non-ICT electronics are not accepted. 

Mobile phones can however be dropped into council’s Westport office to be recycled through the RE:mobile programme. 

This e-waste recycling programme is one of the many no-cost alternative recycling initiatives available to Buller residents, which help decrease the amount of items otherwise not accepted as recycling going to landfill.  


For further information please contact: 
Manager Infrastructure Delivery 
Eric de Boer