How to get rid of that old TV
You can save $15 by recycling your old TV at Trash Palace before Wellington television goes digital on September 29.
From this week, Trash Palace is offering a special $5 rate to recycle analogue televisions, under a programme funded by the Government’s TV TakeBack programme. The normal price is $20.
The deal will last about three months, or until Trash Palace’s quota is filled, so get in early.
‘‘ If you are replacing or have already replaced your old TV, then we ask you to recycle it responsibly.
‘‘ TVs contain some valuable resources which can be recycled, as well as hazardous materials which shouldn’t end up in the environment,’’ Trash Palace chief executive Elizabeth Meaclem said.
Ms Meaclem said people did not need to buy a new TV to go digital – set-top boxes could be bought which pick up digital channels on analogue televisions.
More information can be found at goingdigital.co.nz.
The recycler will have two permanent sites available and one mobile site to make it easy for the public to take their TVs to be recycled.
You can drop off your TV at Trash Palace, Spicer Landfill, any day from 8.30am till 5pm.
The other location is up the road from Kenepuru Hospital at Oranga, 3 Hall Rd, Kenepuru, Monday till Friday, 7.30am till 4pm.
A Business Recycling truck will also be stationed at the Porirua Saturday Markets in Cobham Court from August 24 till September 14.