The Waitaki District proved the most environmentally minded in the recent TV TakeBack Scheme, with the highest number of returns per head of population.
Waitaki Resource Recovery Park business manager Dave Clare said the Waitaki district recycled more than 1800 televisions.
An additional quota was needed due to the district’s response.
“It shows what a caring and considerate community this is, recycling responsibly,” he said.
If e-waste isn’t disposed of properly, toxic heavy metals and hazardous materials such as lead, arsenic, selenium and mercury can pose a serious risk to the environment.
To allow the Waitaki district to responsibly recycle more, the Waitaki Resource Recovery Trust have formed an agreement with RCN E-Cycle.
RCN E-Cycle is an environment project that tackles the escalating issue of e-waste.
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