Electronic Waste Recycling

This page gives you options for recycling electronic waste in the Nelson Tasman region. We recommend electronic waste is recycled rather than taken to your local Resource Recovery Centre for disposal in the landfill.

Drop-off and Collection

Please contact the Nelson Environment Centre to arrange to drop-off / collection. Please note there is an additional cost for the collection service.

Payment options

Payment options include:

At the time of drop off/collection

  • pay by cash or EFT-POS
  • pay by internet banking/phone transfer to the following account  38-9015-0853576-00

Or by prior agreement with Nelson Environment Centre's Business Manager

  • arrange for an invoice to be raised.

 Nelson Environment Centre Price List

Tasman District Council's partnership with the Nelson Environment Centre (NEC) provides affordable prices for recycling.

Product CategoryPrice (incl GST)

TVs and Monitors


CRT TV (older style - deep back)


Flat Panel TV


CRT Computer Monitor (older style - deep back)


LCD Computer Monitor




Desktop and servers




Modems, switches, routers, computer speakers (per unit)


Data Destruction per drive


UPS (Uninterrupted power supply)


Laptop (battery only)




Printers/Scanners/Fax machine

from $15.00

Photocopiers Small to Medium (up to 0.5 m3)


Printer/Photocopier large


Consumer Electronics


Cell phones


Keyboards and docking stations




GPS units and digital cameras


Small Appliances (toaster, kettle etc)


Disposable non-recyclable batteries (AA, AAA etc)

$6.00 per kg

Cables / Miscellaneous

$3.00 / kg

Stereo / Gaming Console




Notes about data

  • It is the responsibility of the customer to remove their data/information from any devices deposited with NEC for recycling. 
  • Deletion of data does not completely remove it from the device, however destruction of the hard drive will render the information inaccessible.
  • NEC offers a secure data destruction service at a cost of $15 per drive.
  • Cost for collection service is additional (to be confirmed - please contact the NEC for details)

About Electronic Waste

Electronic waste is the fastest growing type of waste in the world. In New Zealand we generate around 80,000 tonnes  of e-waste per year.  Some e-waste contains dangerous metals and other substances that can be toxic to the environment and to human health if disposed of or handled inappropriately. Some e-waste may also contain valuable and scarce resources that should be recovered and recycled rather than landfilled.