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An e-waste recycling scheme to end the TV dumps

By 30 April 2012 21

e-waste

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that the days of paying through the nose to dispose of a television are at an end.

From the middle of next month, DHL Supply Chain (Australia) Pty Ltd will provide a free, ongoing recycling service for households and small businesses across the ACT to dispose of televisions, computers, and computer products such as printers, keyboards, mice and hard drives. The scheme does not cover other electronic waste, such as mobile phones which are already covered by the voluntary recycling scheme MobileMuster.

The Chief Minister said the implementation of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme was an example of Canberra continuing to lead the way in recycling and waste management.

“The new scheme gives Canberrans greater choice for recycling when disposing of their televisions, computers and computer products, while helping our recycling industry to grow,” she said.

“We also expect to see the free scheme have a major impact on illegal dumping in the ACT.”

The DHL Supply Chain services will begin on 15 May 2012 and will operate from the Mugga Lane and Mitchell Transfer Stations, which are open from 7.30am to 5pm, seven days a week.

[Photo courtesy The Greens]

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21 Responses to An e-waste recycling scheme to end the TV dumps
#1
niftydog1:44 pm, 30 Apr 12

WOOT!

#2
AAMC1:45 pm, 30 Apr 12

Me thinks that the first few weeks of this are going to be huge!

I get the impression that Canberra garages a full of old CRT TV’s and desktops.

#3
pajs1:54 pm, 30 Apr 12

Good stuff. I’ll be doing a bit of a clean-up, by the looks. Hope they have the shipping containers ready.

#4
jsm20901:56 pm, 30 Apr 12

Well, this is a start. Let’s hope the ‘recycling’ doesn’t mean the waste is shipped off to some developing (or developed: http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2010/s3048959.htm ) nation for children to melt the toxic plastics and metals down for 5c a day.

#5
rosscoact2:14 pm, 30 Apr 12

Bugger, paid $25 on Sunday to tip a CRT

#6
Darkfalz2:51 pm, 30 Apr 12

Sadly if you have to take it out there, it won’t stop kerb dumping.

#7
Postalgeek3:08 pm, 30 Apr 12

Darkfalz said :

Sadly if you have to take it out there, it won’t stop kerb dumping.

At least the Dirty Lazy Scum won’t be able to whine about how they have no money left after buying their new 60 inch flatscreen to dispose of their old screen and so are forced to dump it.

#8
Ben_Dover3:24 pm, 30 Apr 12

Excellent news! I’m sat in a room with four dead computers, a CRT and a scanner, It’ll be a blessing to get rid of the lot.

#9
PrinceOfAles5:19 pm, 30 Apr 12

AAMC said :

Me thinks that the first few weeks of this are going to be huge!

I get the impression that Canberra garages a full of old CRT TV’s and desktops.

I reckon they will get enough to bury Queanbeyan Pompeii style

#10
dpm6:04 pm, 30 Apr 12

“The Chief Minister said the implementation of the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme was an example of Canberra continuing to lead the way in recycling and waste management.”

Hmmm, I wouldn’t go patting themselves on the back about ‘leading the way’ in waste mgt just yet. I think we need green waste bins and biannual hard waste removal (like almost every other council-led area of Aus now has) before we can even break even.

I suppose though, as it is an election year, perhaps if we nag for these things now, they may happen!

#11
Elizabethany6:55 pm, 30 Apr 12

Awesome. About time.

#12
MERC6008:22 pm, 30 Apr 12

Hells bells ,, there are 60 inch tellys available !! thanks for the tip ..

#13
keepitup8:57 pm, 30 Apr 12

Darkfalz said :

Sadly if you have to take it out there, it won’t stop kerb dumping.

Surely all the bottom-feeding bogans have their massive plasmas by now.

#14
Evil_Kitten2:36 am, 01 May 12

Great news! I’d been waiting for this and had built up a bit of a collection – I can finally claim my floor space back!

#15
Lainey9:26 am, 01 May 12

Yay!!! I won’t be rushing to the tip until it quietens down. Just remember – it’s free forever – so don’t hurry and get caught up in the traffice jams.

#16
Kramer11:04 am, 01 May 12

Woohoo – I’ve got 3 old PCs, 2 CRTs and a pile of other e-waste in my garage just waiting for this to start!

#17
Dilandach12:58 pm, 01 May 12

Anyone know where to buy a 34cm CRT TV?

I’ve got an amiga and a c64 I play with, the CRT i’ve got is somewhat impractical to sit on my desk.

#18
AAMC4:06 pm, 01 May 12

Dilandach said :

Anyone know where to buy a 34cm CRT TV?

I’ve got an amiga and a c64 I play with, the CRT i’ve got is somewhat impractical to sit on my desk.

i would just wait at the mitchel resource centre until one turns up!

#19
Deckard6:12 pm, 01 May 12

keepitup said :

Darkfalz said :

Sadly if you have to take it out there, it won’t stop kerb dumping.

Surely all the bottom-feeding bogans have their massive plasmas by now.

I seriously think it’s time to stop using the big screen tv as a bogan/baby bonus status symbol. Go to a tv store and have a look around. You can’t buy anything else anymore and you can pick one up for around $700.

#20
Anna Key10:09 pm, 01 May 12

Dilandach said :

Anyone know where to buy a 34cm CRT TV?

I’ve got an amiga and a c64 I play with, the CRT i’ve got is somewhat impractical to sit on my desk.

I’ve got one you could have – it hasn’t been soiled by such unnecessaries as AV inputs

#21
Nightshade10:54 pm, 01 May 12

Dilandach said :

Anyone know where to buy a 34cm CRT TV?

I’ve got an amiga and a c64 I play with, the CRT i’ve got is somewhat impractical to sit on my desk.

Ask for one on freecycle. Preferably before this recycling scheme starts.

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