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.

We also provide free disposal of selected batteries at Resource Recovery Centres.

e-Waste recycling subsidy

Tasman District Council supports e-waste recycling through a $20 subsidy for all Tasman residents and businesses.

The subsidy is applied as a discount for e-waste items (anything with a plug or a battery) at the Nelson Environment Centre.

Download the subsidy form and price list here

e-Waste drop-off and collection

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

31 Vanguard Street, Nelson,
Phone: 03 545 9176


  • 10.00 am - 5.30 pm Monday to Friday
  • 9.00am - 1.30 pm Saturday

Find out more about electronic waste on the Nelson Environment Centre website

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.