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Council encouraging proper disposal of unwanted analogue televisions

Shoalhaven City Council is reminding residents to properly dispose of unwanted analogue television sets in the lead up to the cessation of the local analogue transmission signal on 5 June 2012.

Residents wishing to dispose of analogue television sets can do so at any Shoalhaven City Council waste and recycling centre, waste depot or weigh station for a small fee.

All collected televisions are transported to local contractor TRSE Waste, who will then dismantle and recycle the product.

Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said it was extremely important local residents properly disposed of analogue televisions in the lead up to the switching off of the analogue transmission signal.

“With an expected increase in the number of unwanted analogue televisions throughout the City it is extremely important that local residents take proper care in the disposal of these items,” said Clr Green.

“Analogue televisions contain a number of harmful chemicals and gases making it vital that these electrical devices are disposed of in a sensible and sustainable fashion.

“With 99 percent of the television able to be recycled, residents will also be able to do their bit for the environment by properly disposing of their unwanted television.”

There is an $8 surcharge on all electrical items taken to Shoalhaven City Council Waste depots.


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