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Whitianga e-Waste Drive



Dec 18

2021-12-18 2021-12-19 Whitianga e-Waste Drive

e-Waste Drives coming to Whitianga and Whangamata

Mercury Bay Resource Recovery Centre Trust is holding an e-Waste Drive on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th December 2021.

A temporary drop-off centre will be set up on Moewai Road at the proposed new Refuse Transfer Station (RTS) site. Head past the airport towards the bike park, and you will find us on the right-hand side of the road, just past Paradise Pets Whitianga (located on the left). There will be signage showing you where to enter. Operating from 10am to 2pm on both days, we will be accepting any unused or unwanted electronic waste (anything with a plug or battery-operated). A donation for smaller items is welcomed. Larger items may incur a small fee.

Examples of electronic waste (e-Waste) include TV’s, computers, mobile phones, and batteries. We will also be accepting printer cartridges. Click HERE for a full list of the items we will accept and the proposed fees. All funds raised will go towards the planning and construction of the Mercury Bay Resource Recovery Centre.

Funding is provided for the e-Waste Drives from Thames-Coromandel District Council (TCDC) out of their Waste Minimisation Fund. They have also kindly donated the use of the premises for the two days. We would like to thank them for their financial and promotional support. We would also like to thank Mercury Bay Business Association and Whitianga Residents and Ratepayers Association for providing promotional support in getting the message out to all of our local businesses, residents and ratepayers.

Mercury Bay Resource Recovery Centre Trust

Mercury Bay Resource Recovery Centre Trust (MBRRCT) is a fledgling charitable trust created in 2020 to plan, establish, maintain and operate a waste reduction and recycling centre in Whitianga. The Centre is based upon the successful business model of the Seagull Centre in Thames and will be located at the new Refuse Transfer Station (RTS), which is due to start construction on Moewai Road in 2022.

Our core purposes are to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, create employment opportunities within our community, on-sell reusable items at affordable rates, and develop or support educational activities on sustainability and environmental management. We will do this by working in conjunction with Thames-Coromandel District Council to construct a drop-off site near the entrance to the new RTS site, where staff will go through what is being delivered and remove anything that can be reused or recycled before you move on to the landfill area. There will then be a shop established which will on-sell reusable items at an affordable rate. As the Centre grows we hope to create opportunities for employment and for volunteers to contribute to helping with our waste reduction and repurposing objectives.

Our team comprises four trustees who volunteer their time and skills, and who are passionate about reducing, recycling, and reusing. The trust is committed, in attaining its purposes, to RESPECT - for the environment, the earth, and each other; COMMUNITY INCLUSION; and INTEGRITY. We will also be working closely with local iwi Ngāti Hei, in a consultancy role, to ensure the project aligns with Te Ao Māori principles.

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Event Details
18 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
10:00 AM To 02:00 PM GMT +12:00
 Moewai Road, Whitianga 3591, Waikato Moewai Road, Whitianga 3591, Waikato - Map Directions

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