Dump that old TV

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS -

The TV Take­back pro­gramme has been ex­tended in Porirua.

The scheme, funded by the Min­istry for the En­vi­ron­ment, al­lows res­i­dents to re­cy­cle their old tele­vi­sions at Trash Palace for $5.

It comes at a time when the switchover to dig­i­tal has oc­curred around the coun­try.

Trash Palace’s ini­tial quota of 2000 tele­vi­sions has been met, but it had made room for an­other 1000, the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s chief ex­ec­u­tive El­iz­a­beth Mea­clem said.

Once the ex­tra quota was full, it would cost $25 to take your old tele­vi­sion in, she said.

Cop­per, steel, alu­minium, cir­cuit boards and glass are re­cy­cled by the em­ploy­ees at Mana Re­cov­ery.

Ma­te­ri­als such as lead and bar­ium need to be taken care of to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment.

It was im­por­tant TVs were not dumped, Ms Mea­clem said.

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