Central Leader : Central Leader November 3
13 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS OPEN TO VIEW Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November, 10am to 4pm 66 Avonleigh Road, Titirangi www.metlifecare.co.nz REV4730 Give yourself a new lease of life this spring. It's time to enjoy West Auckland's premier retirement lifestyle. Eight hectares of native bush and landscaped grounds Breathtaking views of the Maunkau Harbour Stunning walkways through picturesque surroundings A wide variety of activities to enjoy with like-minded people First-class apartment, villa and serviced apartment options Need more info? Talk to one of our friendly team on 09 817 0464. Old computers go out on eDay Thinking about throwing out your old computer or printer? You'd be doing the world a favour if you dis- pose of it on eDay. Now in its fifth year, eDay is the only nation- wide community e-waste recycling event for households and small businesses to dispose of old computer equipment in an environmentally sound way -- and at no cost. It'll be held in more than 40 centres -- includ- ing Manukau -- on November 6. Organisers are aiming to divert as much as 1300 tonnes of electronic waste from landfills, up from last year's record amount of 976 tonnes. More than 83,000 items were collected last year, including 30 tonnes collected at the Manukau city centre drive-through site. The new eDay New Zealand Trust, an inde- pendent community trust set up to promote the responsible recycling of electronic waste, will be running the event. And it's encouraging communities to collect their neighbourhood e-waste in one place before taking one trip to the drop-off location to save time and reduce vehicle emissions. Trust chairman Laur- ence Zwimpfer says the Starship scheme is a good example of e-waste recycling that benefits the community. And television sets won't be included on this year's recycling list. We had hoped to be able to include television sets and home hi-fi equipment this year because 25 percent of the 16,000 people disposing of equipment at last year's eDay indicated they have an old tele- vision set waiting for dis- posal. But unfortunately we can't include them,'' Mr Zwimpfer says. The channels for recycling television sets are not sufficiently well developed so we encour- age everyone to hold on to old television sets for just a bit longer.'' eDay is on November 6,9amto3pmatits drive-through site in the Manukau City Council carpark, off Wiri Station Rd, Manukau city centre. Volunteers wishing to help out on the day can go to www.eday.org.nz to sign up online. DISPOSABLE ITEMS What can be disposed of? All computer- related equipment Game consoles Fax machines Digital cameras The trust also accepts mobile phones although it's encouraging people to donate them to Starship Hospital's recycling appeal.
November 5th 2010