New Zealand Pilot Program


In response to the COVID -19 pandemic, from midnight 25 March until further notice New Zealand took the unprecedented step of declaring a level 4 emergency and going into lockdown until April 22, where it will be reviewed and possibly extended.

Speaking to the people of New Zealand, Prime Minister Ardern said “We need as many businesses as possible to close now if our one shot at beating the virus is to be successful.”

Ardern implored people to stay home and act like they have COVID -19. “Every move you make could be a risk to someone else.”

As a result of these sweeping changes, TechCollect’s retail collection partner OfficeMax has closed its doors, and will no longer be offering e-waste collections.

ANZRP is closely monitoring this situation and will provide an update to members as the situation evolves.

At this stage, ANZRP has been in contact with OfficeMax, and the New Zealand Government. Information has gone out our social channels advising community of the closure and requesting people temporarily save their e-waste until further notice. Additionally, the New Zealand website has been updated to reflect this temporary suspension.