Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (e-waste) – e-waste is a fast-growing problem in New Zealand. Every year about 80,000 tonnes of e-waste is disposed of in New Zealand. Many of these products contain toxic substances such as lead and mercury. These pages provide an overview of the Ministry’s e-waste work programme and guidance on managing and handling WEEE in an environmentally sound manner.
The Ministry has initiated a nationwide programme to encourage the recycling and safe disposal of unwanted televisions. Find out about the TV TakeBack programme and how you can be involved on our TV TakeBack website.
Guidance is available on managing and handling waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) including:
Last updated: 1 November 2012