19 July 2024

City’s defunct coin-operated parking meter heads up for sale

Hamilton City Council has finally found a way out to dispose off around 800 old coin-operated outdated parking meter heads that were removed from the central city in March.

If you want to get your hands on one of these old parking meter heads- whether it’s for sentimental reasons or to use for an art sculpture, they’re currently available for purchase.

The meter heads cost $30 each, or $25 each with a multi-buy discount purchase of five or more. The sale does not include the meter poles which were cut short at ground level, and sold as scrap metal.  

Parking meters for sale

GoEco and Habitat for Humanity in Hamilton are selling these meter heads until 18 August 2024, with the organisations keeping the proceeds to support the work they do within the community.  

Any remaining will be sold for scrap metal, with the funds returned to Council. 

These coin-operated old parking meters have been replaced with electronic parking meters that require drivers to register and pay with payWave or on the go through the PayMyPark app. 

Council’s City Transport Unit Director Gordon Naidoo said the decision was made to dispose of the old meter heads in a combination of ways. 

“We’ve had some interest with people wanting an old parking meter for art or as a keepsake. The public now have the opportunity to buy a meter head and support community organisations GoEco and Habitat for Humanity, before they’re disposed of for scrap metal”. 

Offering the meters for sale and re-use before recycling also supports Council’s efforts of reducing the amount of waste that goes to landfill. An estimated 800 of these meters were reportedly removed.

These defunct parking meter heads are available at Habitat for Humanity stores at Bryant Road and Lincoln St, and Go Eco Waikato Environment Centre on Commerce St.

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