Kapiti Lions e-Waste Collection Catching On

Kapiti Lions hosted a successful e-waste day.
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Kāpiti people are getting a firmer grip on the opportunity to get rid of old electrical equipment including computers and cellphones under a Lions Club e-waste collection service which trucks them away to an Upper Hutt recycling firm.

Proof of the growing awareness of this social service came from the second annual Combined Lions Clubs collection which raised $4,200, double last year.

Donor contributions for getting rid of their e-waste range from $30 for a computer to $5 for a cellphone, with proceeds going to supporting the community.

Waikanae Lions Club convenor Glenn McGregor says it’s been encouraging to see carloads of e-waste being dropped off and loaded onto the recycling truck by Lions Club members.

“Cleary there is a real wish in the community to take a socially responsible approach and it’s much more environmentally effective than simply dumping stuff at the tip.”

Examples of the e-waste collected included 82 computers/laptops, 14 UP’s/network/servers,gaming consoles/ keyboards, 16 LCD computer screens,7 CRT computer screens, 26 IT accessories (cables, chargers, wiring), 15 LCD TVs, 29 printers/scanners and 36 cellphones.

Another Lions Clubs collection will be held next year and Mr McGregor has urged Kāpiti people to get behind this socially responsible service which ties in with the Lions Clubs’ objectives of serving the community and improving the environment.