A user-pays recycling service is available at Re:Sort and our rural transfer stations for old TV sets and computer screens.
E-waste from consumers and small businesses can be dropped off free of charge at Noel Leeming - Whangārei Supa, Okara Shopping Centre, Port Rd, Whangārei - as part of an e-waste recycling service run by TechCollect NZ.
E-waste accepted includes laptops, desktops, cameras, mobile phones, tablets, printers and accessories.
TechCollect NZ (techcollect.nz)
You can also drop off unwanted mobile phones for recycling with RE:MOBILE. Drop off locations include 2degrees, Spark or Vodafone retail stores, Resene ColorShops and Noel Leeming.
Mobile drop off locator (remobile.org.nz)/p>
Household lightbulbs can be dropped off for free at Mitre 10 as part of their lightbulb recycling programme run with Interwaste.
Light bulb recycling (mitre10.co.nz)
Household and power tool batteries can be dropped for free at Bunnings Warehouse as part of their national battery recycling programme.
Recycling batteries (bunnings.co.nz)
Soft plastics can be dropped off for free as part of the Soft Plastic Recycling scheme from the Packaging Forum. Participating stores are The Warehouse, Pak N Save, New World Regent as well as Countdown stores in our District.
Soft plastic refers to grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, plastic wrappers of products such as biscuits, chips, anything you buy that has a soft plastic sheath.
Even the thin foil-like plastic sleeves and packets that some biscuits, chocolate bars, crackers and chips come in are fine to be recycled as well as foiled coffee pouches.
Have a look on the Soft Plastic Recycling website for a full list.
Soft Plastic recycling information (recycling.kiwi.nz)
Liquid paper board cartons
If you live near Ngunguru, there is a saveBOARD collection scheme running at the Ngunguru Sport and Recreation Club where you can drop off cartons for free.
Cartons must be cut open, flattened, washed and dried before dropping off.
Drop-off used beverage cartons (saveboard.nz)