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.