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 started back in December 2020.

This total does not include the weight of refurbished and repurposed goods and devices sold at the Cambridge Market or devices donated to local not-for-profits, which would tip the tonnage even higher.

These numbers reveal the considerable impact that Urban Miners are having on cutting e-waste in Waipā District.

Urban Miners collect e-waste from the community at monthly collection events held in Cambridge and Te Awamutu.

Collected e-waste is processed and dismantled into basic components by volunteers at the Urban Miners depot in Cambridge.

Increased dismantling of e-waste has allowed significant reductions in the fees charged to the public and has helped reduce cost as a barrier to accessing their recycling services.