Posted on May 23, 2022
Rotary Cambridge Urban Miners is an e-waste re-use, repair, and recycling service for the Waipa District. We are passionate
     about collecting e waste and diverting it from disposal in landfills. E-waste is any piece of equipment or appliance that operates on electricity or batteries and is no longer used. Rotary Cambridge Urban Miners is a not-for-profit, community-run project staffed by volunteers from Rotary Cambridge and the local Waipa community. We also work in partnership with other community groups including Te Awamutu Rotary and the Lions Club of Cambridge. Urban Miners enjoy excellent support from Waipa District Council via their Community Waste Minimisation Fund and the Cambridge Community Board.
    For further information, including collection dates go to
    The project is run by Rotary volunteers as a service to our community, and is a non-profit, non-fund-raising activity.

    As full recycling of e-waste carries a financial cost, Urban Miners charge fees on a per-item basis (full list below). These fees cover the costs of full recycling and recovery charged by our processing partners, as well as freight, insurance, and the lease on our processing facility.


    Wiring and cabling, Car batteries


    $2.00 PER ITEM

    Computers and laptops, Modems and routers, UPS (Uninterrupted power supply), GPS unit, Digital cameras, Mice, Palm-sized small appliances

     $5.00 PER ITEM

    Cell phones, Keyboards and docking stations, Small appliances (kitchen, bathroom, tools, etc), Heaters and fans, Microwaves, Stereo and computer speakers (per unit), Battery pottle (1/2 litre) labels, Household batteries (any voltage) per kg, Laptop batteries

    $10.00 PER ITEM

    LCD computer monitors, Flat panel TVs (LCD and plasma), Vacuum cleaners, DVD and VCR players, Stereo systems and gaming consoles, Battery bottle (1 litre) labels

    $15 PER ITEM

    Data destruction per drive, Small printers / Scanners / Copiers (up to 36cm x 36cm x 36cm)

    $25 PER ITEM

    CRT computer monitors, Medium printers /Scanners / Copiers (up to 46cm x 46cm x 46cm)

    $40 PER ITEM

    CRT TVs, Photocopiers (up to 80cm x 80cm x 80cm) 

    Please note we cannot accept items which contain gas under pressure, or oil heaters

    Pricelist date: November 2022