Posted on Jan 20, 2022
Rotary Cambridge in conjunction with Te Awamutu Rotary, has launched a new service for the Waipa community, to collect E-Waste, and dispose /recycle electrical items in an environmentally responsible manner.
    E-Waste includes any equipment or product that operates on electricity or a battery and items that are in working order, or can be repaired, are recycled or repurposed.
     
    Urban Miners' collections for Cambridge are scheduled to held every 3rd Sunday- 9- 11am out the front of Cambridge High School in Swayne Rd. 
     
    Urban Miners' collections for Te Awamutu are scheduled to held every 1st Sunday- 9- 11am in carpark of Te Awamutu Sports and Recreation Club,  420 Albert Park Drive, Te Awamutu
     
    Sad Facts:
    • 80% of all New Zealand E-Waste ends up in landfills, and is not recycled.
    • The average New Zealander disposes of nearly 30kg of E-Waste per year.
    • A community the size of Cambridge generates up to 20-Tonnes of battery waste per year.  
    • E-Waste contributes approx. 40% of Lead and 70% of Heavy Metals found in landfills.  
    We have had enthusiastic encouragement and support from Waipa District Council (via their Community Waste Minimization Fund) and the Cambridge Community Board. This is an ongoing Rotary service project for Waipa residents, with the main goals being:
     
    There are a number of reputable, community organizations around NZ, collecting and recycling E-Waste like Rotary Cambridge.  It is not possible to perform this non-profit community service without charging modest fees to dispose of E-Waste in an environmentally friendly manner. 
    The list PRESS HERE sets out fees charged for the typical E-Waste items that we collect. The project is run by Rotary volunteers as a service to our community, and is a non-profit, non-fund-raising activity.