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bob_doe_nz
07-09-2009, 04:27 PM
http://www.eday.org.nz


Recycling electronic waste (e-waste) enables the recovery and reuse of valuable materials and ensures toxic materials are not buried in our landfills - so it's better for our environment.

eDay is a cars-only drive-through recycling event which gives you the opportunity to recycle old computers or mobile phones in an environmentally sustainable way.

Over 16,550 cars dropped off 87,056 items during eDay 2008. A total of 946 tonnes of e-waste was diverted from our landfills. This year we hope to divert over 1,000 tonnes of e-waste from New Zealand landfills.

eDay 2009 is to be held on Saturday 12th September 2009.

Can a mod sticky this?

Renmoo
07-09-2009, 06:20 PM
Are you volunteering?

bob_doe_nz
07-09-2009, 07:40 PM
Are you volunteering?

Of course! I'll be at Manukau City.

paulw
07-09-2009, 08:17 PM
How fortuitous. I bought my mother a new PC at the weekend. I'll use her old one but the old CRT can go to Ewaste

beeswax34
10-09-2009, 06:12 PM
Of course! I'll be at Manukau City.

Ha! My dad will be there dropping off enough computers for a small computer (not really, just a CPU and cell phones)

roddy_boy
11-09-2009, 01:22 AM
People volunteer for these things? I worked at one awhile ago on the shore, wouldn't do it for free though!

gary67
11-09-2009, 07:52 AM
I'll be dropping off some stuff at the Nelson one, some old mobo's a couple of cellphones and some dead CRT's

Jen
12-09-2009, 11:02 AM
Well my office is a bit tidier now. :thumbs:

Dropped off a Pentium 1, Pentium 2 and Pentium 3 (dead) computer plus two old 15' CRTs.

Still have three computers though ...

gary67
12-09-2009, 01:43 PM
Made room for more stuff now. Got rid of several dead mobo's and all the assorted stuff to go with them, an old CRT and some dead cellphones

bob_doe_nz
12-09-2009, 04:09 PM
I dropped off a joystick, an old brick phone, mice, cables and a broken headphone set. While I picked up two spare nokia 1100 mobiles for parts :rolleyes:


Well my office is a bit tidier now. :thumbs:

Dropped off a Pentium 1, Pentium 2 and Pentium 3 (dead) computer plus two old 15' CRTs.

Still have three computers though ...


Made room for more stuff now. Got rid of several dead mobo's and all the assorted stuff to go with them, an old CRT and some dead cellphones

Nomad
12-09-2009, 04:30 PM
I might drop off a colleagues laptop. The CPU and RAM been stripped off. The HDD has been salvaged ans surprisingly no need to edit persmissions to read it. RAM will be transferred to his current laptop which is 256MB on WinXP Home with shared video :rolleyes:

Not much lying around since we did a dump at eDay last time.
There is a fried motherboard in a tower case that hasn't required a replacement yet ... not sure if I could be bothered to take it out.

Might take the old Nokia 6210 there too cos I put a lock on the phone when a new simcard is inserted but cos I never did swap a simcard I forgotten the code.

bob_doe_nz
12-09-2009, 04:49 PM
You might want to try next year then. You only had half an hour at your thread posting.

Lawrence
12-09-2009, 04:57 PM
A bit pissed off after driving 35k to drop of computer gear along with a supermarket bag of mobil phones plus chargers (mine and neighbours junk),thought it was a very well run in Tauranga told to go down lane 4 ,go to get out of car and was told to stay in and open boot they took the stuff out and told to go.
Go out to the car to see if they put the empty supermarket bag back,sure it was there full of mobil phones and chargers,the effin dickheads.
Spent probably $15 on gas for nothing

Nomad
12-09-2009, 05:13 PM
You might want to try next year then. You only had half an hour at your thread posting.

Thought they were 2 days :confused:

bob_doe_nz
12-09-2009, 06:02 PM
Thought they were 2 days :confused:

Nope. Only one day.

Nomad
12-09-2009, 06:08 PM
Nope. Only one day.

The one last year was 2 days ... oh well.

CYaBro
12-09-2009, 06:33 PM
Got rid of a few old huckery cases :thumbs: and some dead mainboards.

decibel
15-09-2009, 09:49 PM
go to get out of car and was told to stay in and open boot they took the stuff out and told to go.

Yeah, they tried to tell me that in Wellington too, but there was no way I was trusting them to poke around unsupervised.