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Got an old TV you don’t want?

Media release

20 August 2013

Got an old TV you don’t want?


Palmerston North City Council is encouraging residents to recycle their old TV today for a greener tomorrow with the TV TakeBack programme starting tomorrow 21 August.

The Manawatū area will go digital on Sunday 29th September and the Council in conjunction with the Ministry for the Environment and RCN are anticipating that some residents will want to discard their unwanted analogue sets.

The TV TakeBack programme will cater for this by offering a special subsidy to residents. For a limited time those wishing to recycle TV sets will be charged $5 per set instead of the normal $25 fee.

“If you want to keep watching your TV after 29 September you’ll have to watch it using Freeview, Sky, IGLOO or Vodafone TV.” Natasha Simmons rubbish and recycling asset engineer for the Council said.

Natasha says if you’re already watching TV through one of these services you don’t have to do anything. However, if you’re not watching TV through Freeview, Sky, IGLOO or Vodafone TV check out goingdigital.co.nz to find out what you need for the switchover.

“If you have an old TV hanging around the house and you want to get rid of it, this is the perfect opportunity.”

The temporary TV Takeback drop off site is located at the Waldegrave Street entrance to Arena Manawatū and will be open seven days between 9am and 4.30pm.

Natasha says TVs need to be recycled responsibly as they contain hazardous materials such as lead, cadmium, phosphorous, mercury and brominated flame retardant plastics.

For more information on the recycling of old TVs visit tvtakeback.co.nz or
e-cycle.co.nz

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