Ecotech Services operates an e-waste collection service for Christchurch businesses, non-profit organisations, and households.
At present we have two types of e-waste collection receptacle; the e-crate and the e-pallet.
The e-crate is a 0.05 cubic metre plastic crate (pictured to the right). It is suitable for a wide range of smaller e-waste items and is aimed at small to medium sized businesses.
The e-pallet is a one cubic metre pellet for large volumes of e-waste or for bulky items.
For one off consignments of e-waste contact us for pricing and procedures.
Pricing as of 22 July 2016
|SKU||DESCRIPTION||PRICE (inc GST)|
|39222||E-crate – processing only||$4.00|
|39201||Collection fee (misc)||$8.50|
|30110||On site assistance||$5.75 per 10 minutes|
The processing only fee is for any extra receptacles collected per visit.
The collection fee is for items gathered at a transport accessible site and ready to be picked up.
See our price list to see how the contents are costed.
How does it work?
A collection receptacle is delivered to you and is filled by your organisation with e-waste items. When it is full you then contact Ecotech Services to have it collected and to have a replacement empty crate delivered.
What will it cost me?
The cost to you will depend on what is placed in the e-crate. A price list is supplied to help you estimate the costs or income from the service.
Why should I recycle my e-waste?
E-waste is one on the fastest growing sectors of the waste stream. Some e-waste contains toxic materials and so it should be collected separately to prevent it from causing pollution. All e-waste has recoverable substances (metals, plastics, etc) so rather than being discarded, these substances should be recovered to take the pressure off the mining of finite resources. Generally speaking, recycling is less energy intensive than using new materials and is therefore a better for the environment.
What is e-waste?
E-waste is any item that relates to electrical, electronic, and computer technology.
What is in it for me?
As well as possibly adding to your income and being environmentally, ethical recycling is something that gives your organisation a marketing edge in terms of green credentials.
Where does the e-waste go?
The collected e-waste will be sorted and processed for sale as recycled material, reusable material, or refurbished products. Some processing of the recycled material in done in New Zealand but much if it is sent overseas since our market is too small to make it economically viable. The refurbished products are sold in New Zealand.
Will my old computer data be securely destroyed?
Any data, regardless of whether it is digital or paper based information, that is received from your organisation will be erased or destroyed but we recommend that you do this prior to placing items in the e-crate. See our data security page for more information.
What are my legal obligations?
There is no legal requirement for you to recycle any e-waste.
Reduce, repair, reuse, repurpose, refurbish, recycle.