TVs get cheap flick

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

Cheap dump­ing fees for old tele­vi­sions are avail­able now the whole coun­try has turned dig­i­tal.

South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil has joined the TV Take­back scheme pro­moted by the Min­istry for En­vi­ron­ment to help peo­ple dis­pose of their old TV sets in an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly way.

The push fol­lows the dig­i­tal changeover on De­cem­ber 1.

Dump­ing fees for the old sets have been cut back to a max­i­mum of $5 de­pend­ing on the weight from the stan­dard $10 fee.

The scheme started on Oc­to­ber 26 and will fin­ish when the coun­cil reaches its quota of 1024 sets, or at the end of March, whichever comes first.

Coun­cil ser­vices man­ager An­drew Pas­coe said only 223 sets had been dumped so far.

He en­cour­ages peo­ple to take ad­van­tage of the cheap fees be­fore the scheme ends.

The Gov­ern­ment es­ti­mates there are 500,000 old CRT TV sets na­tion­wide, with 2500 in the South Waikato.

The coun­cil has en­tered a part­ner­ship with RCN E-WASTE for the pro­gramme.

Photo: SUPPLIED1

Cheap dump­ing: Kri­one Maika loads another TV into the the first con­tainer of TV sets from the Toko­roa area.

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