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Five Buck TV Recycling Deal Still Available

Five Buck TV Recycling Deal Still Available

The Ministry for the Environment (the Ministry) has given Ruapehu District Council (RDC) the go-ahead to keep offering the five dollar recycling deal on old TV’s until further notice.

RDC Waste Minimisation Officer, Steve Carson, said that council was still getting regular enquiries from people with old TV’s they wanted to recycle even though Ruapehu cut over to digital transmission late last year.

“The Ministry had initially allocated each district around New Zealand a fixed number of TV’s that they would subsidise based on the district’s population size,” he said.

“Under the Ministry’s formula Ruapehu was allocated 593 TVs with the subsidy originally running until 12 January 2014 or until the allocation was filled up.”

“Up until this week Ruapehu has recycled 372 TV’s with 204 coming from Taumarunui, 27 in National Park and 141 dropped-off at the Waimarino Transfer Station.”

Mr Carson noted that Ruapehu still has room for 221 old TV’s to take advantage of the five buck recycling deal under the original allocation.

“This deal will have to end sometime so we would encourage people to look around their whanau and gather up and bring-in any old TV’s before the Ministry pulls the plug on this fantastic offer for good.”

“The five buck per TV recycling deal is available until further notice at the Taumarunui, National Park and Waimarino Transfer Stations,” he said.

Mr Carson added that in addition to TV’s the Taumarunui, National Park and Waimarino Transfer Stations accept all other electronic goods such as computers, monitors, photocopiers, printers, phones, stereos, microwaves, etc for recycling.

“The three transfer stations are part of a national electronic waste network run by specialist dismantler and recycler of e-waste RCN in conjunction with RDC’s waste contractor EnviroWaste.”

“With e-waste being the fastest growing type of waste in the world it is important that Ruapehu residents can safely dispose of it at a local Transfer Station,” he said.

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