Urban Miners E-Waste Clock is Ticking

By |2024-06-17T18:22:59+12:00June 17th, 2024|E-waste, News, Urban Miners, Volunteers, Waipa|

Urban Miners have been busy innovating again - this time they have created a clock to count all the e-waste that has passed through their hands. The clock hand - which currently sits just past the 60-tonne mark - shows that more than 60 tonnes of  e-waste has been diverted from landfill since Urban Miners

Free Battery Recycling Comes to Waipā

By |2024-05-06T15:26:40+12:00May 6th, 2024|E-waste, News, Recycle, Urban Miners, Waipa|

Free recycling for household batteries is now available to the Waipā community in both Te Awamutu and Cambridge thanks to support from the Te Awamutu and Cambridge Community Boards. In Te Awamutu, there is a permanent household battery collection stand in Pak N’ Save that was established by the Te Awamutu Community Board. In an

Urban Miners E-Waste Truck Ready for Action Thanks to Local Firm

By |2024-03-10T19:17:43+13:00March 10th, 2024|E-waste, News, Urban Miners, Waipa|

Waipā e-waste recyclers Rotary Urban Miners can now collect and transport e-waste in a purpose-built truck thanks to local family-owned business C&R Developments. The truck was gifted to Urban Miners from the Waipā District Council last year in recognition of their e-waste initiative, but needed a fitted cage so it could carry larger volumes of

Urban Miners Reach Out To Local Business Community for E-Waste

By |2024-03-07T16:18:26+13:00February 3rd, 2024|E-waste, News, Recycle, Urban Miners, Volunteers, Waipa|

Urban Miners collaborated this week with the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce to host a 'Mine and Dine' for local businesses. Visitors from more than 25 businesses attended the event which was held in conjunction with an e-waste processing session at the Urban Miners' base in Leamington. Since Urban Miners started operations in 2020, they have

Urban Miners Hit 60 Tonnes of E-Waste Diverted From Landfill

By |2024-01-24T12:06:20+13:00January 24th, 2024|E-waste, News, Recycle, Urban Miners, Waipa|

At the close of 2023, Urban Miners successfully diverted 59,935 kg of e-waste from landfill since operations began in December 2020. This is similar to the weight of an Airbus A321. This does not include the weight of refurbished and repurposed goods and devices sold at the Cambridge Market or donated to local not-for-profits, which

Urban Miners Celebrate Another Successful Year

By |2024-02-01T15:57:29+13:00December 21st, 2023|E-waste, Urban Miners, Volunteers|

Urban Miners celebrated their third year of operation at their annual Christmas barbeque over the weekend. Chairman Mark Hanlon commented “Another spectacular year! Our number one mission is to collect and divert e-waste from landfill, and during the last financial year we collected 20 tonnes of e-waste. That is something that we are very proud

Urban Miners Saves 49 Tonnes of E-waste from Landfill

By |2023-10-06T14:00:22+13:00October 6th, 2023|E-waste, News, Recycle, Urban Miners, Waipa|

As of September 2023, Waipā e‑waste recyclers Urban Miners have successfully diverted over 48,800 kg of e-waste from landfill since operations began in December 2020. This is similar to the weight of an Airbus A321. These latest numbers reveal the considerable impact that the local not-for-profit organisation is having on cutting e-waste in the Waipā District.

Happy Ending for Pallets of E-waste

By |2023-09-20T19:03:57+12:00September 18th, 2023|E-waste, News, Reuse, Urban Miners|

‘One man's trash is another man's treasure’ came true recently when several pallets of e-waste destined for landfill took a uniquely positive journey. It started when a supplier of animal equipment was forced to scrap four pallets of imported egg incubators because they did not meet company quality control requirements. The company was keen to

Are You Stockpiling E-waste?

By |2023-10-06T13:49:31+13:00August 23rd, 2023|E-waste, Recycle, Urban Miners|

In 2022, a massive 5.3 billion mobile phones around the world became e-waste. Only a small fraction of them were disposed of properly. Despite containing valuable gold, copper, silver, palladium and other recyclable components, experts believe that most cell phones disappear into drawers, closets, cupboards or garages, or are tossed into waste bins once they

Alan van Niekerk – Giving E-Waste a New Lease of Life

By |2023-07-19T14:42:14+12:00July 19th, 2023|E-waste, Repair, Reuse, Urban Miners, Volunteers|

Urban Miners started selling second-hand computers and phones last year as part of their mission to repair, repurpose and recycle e-waste in Waipā. Volunteer Alan van Niekerk talks about the unprecedented demand for these refurbished goods and how the work that Urban Miners do meshes with his own values. Not long after Urban Miners started

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