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Free TV and computer recycling services to start in Canberra

By TAMSMediaRoom - 11 May 2012 20

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From Tuesday 15 May 2012, Canberrans will be able to dispose of their old or unwanted television and computer products for free under the new National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. The ACT is the first jurisdiction ready to implement the new scheme.

People can drop off their old or unwanted televisions and computers at the Mugga Lane and Mitchell Transfer Stations which are open from 7.30 am to 5 pm, seven days a week.

It is likely the Mugga Lane and Mitchell Transfer Stations will be very busy in the first few weeks of the new scheme. The ACT Government encourages residents to consider holding their items for a while longer to avoid queues, especially on weekends. The free e-waste recycling service is a permanent arrangement and residents will be able to access the scheme on an ongoing basis.

For more information visit www.tams.act.gov.au

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Free TV and computer recycling services to start in Canberra
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cross 4:48 pm
11 May 12
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Call me a pessimist but how long before other tip charges go up since the tv cash cow has gone.
If I,m wrong then I take back all the bad things I,ve said about TAMS maybe.

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Evil_Kitten 8:55 pm
11 May 12
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This is such great news. I’m just wondering if it includes other electrical products such as set top boxes and DVD recorders? Because I need to get rid of them too :)

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p1 10:00 pm
11 May 12
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“The ACT Government encourages residents…”

The NSW residents thinking of freeing up some shed space by driving their old CRT across state lines can go and get farked…

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EvanJames 11:36 pm
11 May 12
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p1 said :

“The ACT Government encourages residents…”

The NSW residents thinking of freeing up some shed space by driving their old CRT across state lines can go and get farked…

Har HAR! Just try and stop us!

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dungfungus 9:05 am
12 May 12
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Call me cynical if you wish but when a multi-national company gets into bed with a government to provide a “free” service to the community then there is a big quid for someone to make.
Very few of these discarded TV/computer items are renovated for re-use with most shipped overseas in otherwise empty containers (very cheap freight rates) where they are dismantled by cheap sweatshop labour (where are you Shorten?) and the tiny (by volume) amounts of high value metals are extracted by dirty carbon polluting processes that wouldn’t be allowed in Australia. The rest of the appliance is dumped wherever it is convenient (probably in the oceans).
Yes, a great inititiave indeed.

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dvaey 9:50 am
12 May 12
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EvanJames said :

p1 said :

“The ACT Government encourages residents…”

The NSW residents thinking of freeing up some shed space by driving their old CRT across state lines can go and get farked…

Har HAR! Just try and stop us!

To start with, doesnt the toll-booth at the tip check your cars rego number, identifying you as ACT resident?

Also, if this recycling service is federally funded, wouldnt this mean that if interstate people give us their stuff for recycling, that its just like giving money to the ACT government? If they wanna bring their stuff here to throw a bit of money in our pockets instead of their own regions, then why should we complain?

I do have to wonder though, if the recycling scheme starts on Tuesday, does that mean the tip will still be charging full-price for disposal on Monday?

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Postalgeek 11:00 am
12 May 12
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dungfungus said :

Call me cynical if you wish but when a multi-national company gets into bed with a government to provide a “free” service to the community then there is a big quid for someone to make.
Very few of these discarded TV/computer items are renovated for re-use with most shipped overseas in otherwise empty containers (very cheap freight rates) where they are dismantled by cheap sweatshop labour (where are you Shorten?) and the tiny (by volume) amounts of high value metals are extracted by dirty carbon polluting processes that wouldn’t be allowed in Australia. The rest of the appliance is dumped wherever it is convenient (probably in the oceans).
Yes, a great inititiave indeed.

Call me cynical if you wish, but theories with no solid evidence get filed in the bullshit basket.
For a sceptic, you’re pretty flexible with proof.

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dungfungus 12:03 pm
12 May 12
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Postalgeek said :

dungfungus said :

Call me cynical if you wish but when a multi-national company gets into bed with a government to provide a “free” service to the community then there is a big quid for someone to make.
Very few of these discarded TV/computer items are renovated for re-use with most shipped overseas in otherwise empty containers (very cheap freight rates) where they are dismantled by cheap sweatshop labour (where are you Shorten?) and the tiny (by volume) amounts of high value metals are extracted by dirty carbon polluting processes that wouldn’t be allowed in Australia. The rest of the appliance is dumped wherever it is convenient (probably in the oceans).
Yes, a great inititiave indeed.

Call me cynical if you wish, but theories with no solid evidence get filed in the bullshit basket.
For a sceptic, you’re pretty flexible with proof.

You want proof? Then start here: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/technology/2009/June/What-Really-Happens-to-Recycled-and-Donated-Electronics.html

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Ben_Dover 12:41 pm
12 May 12
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dungfungus said :

Call me cynical if you wish, but theories with no solid evidence get filed in the bullshit basket.
For a sceptic, you’re pretty flexible with proof.

You want proof? Then start here: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/technology/2009/June/What-Really-Happens-to-Recycled-and-Donated-Electronics.html

I see no “proof” there just scaremongering.

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Postalgeek 1:42 pm
12 May 12
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dungfungus said :

You want proof? Then start here: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/technology/2009/June/What-Really-Happens-to-Recycled-and-Donated-Electronics.html

This is a 2009 US-centric article that says US hazardous e-waste ‘can’ end up overseas and how to ensure it doesn’t, mainly because the US hasn’t ratified the Basel Convention. No mention of percentages either, though you’re happy to lead with “Very few of these discarded TV/computer items”.

And this somehow applies to Australia in 2012, which has ratified the Basel Convention?

Anyone would think you were a climate scientist with a theory looking for facts.

Google harder.

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krats 3:02 pm
12 May 12
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dvaey said :

EvanJames said :

p1 said :

“The ACT Government encourages residents…”

The NSW residents thinking of freeing up some shed space by driving their old CRT across state lines can go and get farked…

Har HAR! Just try and stop us!

To start with, doesnt the toll-booth at the tip check your cars rego number, identifying you as ACT resident?

Also, if this recycling service is federally funded, wouldnt this mean that if interstate people give us their stuff for recycling, that its just like giving money to the ACT government? If they wanna bring their stuff here to throw a bit of money in our pockets instead of their own regions, then why should we complain?

I do have to wonder though, if the recycling scheme starts on Tuesday, does that mean the tip will still be charging full-price for disposal on Monday?

Let Me Think About That…Does Not Start Till “Tuesday”,…Then That Must Mean…No…Wait,I Have it,Yes,On Monday You Pay.I Think That Is How It Works.

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dungfungus 5:25 pm
12 May 12
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Postalgeek said :

dungfungus said :

You want proof? Then start here: http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/technology/2009/June/What-Really-Happens-to-Recycled-and-Donated-Electronics.html

This is a 2009 US-centric article that says US hazardous e-waste ‘can’ end up overseas and how to ensure it doesn’t, mainly because the US hasn’t ratified the Basel Convention. No mention of percentages either, though you’re happy to lead with “Very few of these discarded TV/computer items”.

And this somehow applies to Australia in 2012, which has ratified the Basel Convention?

Anyone would think you were a climate scientist with a theory looking for facts.

Google harder.

Seeing as you are in possession of all the facts, how about you tell me and other Rioters exactly what happens to the computers/TVs etc. after they are accepted at the Mugga Lane tip?
Please set out the step by step process involved starting with where they are shipped to and advise where the stuff that has no value is disposed of and how is this done. Provide links to your sources so I can verify same and please, none of this peer review nonsense.
I won’t hold my breath waiting.

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aydee 8:24 pm
12 May 12
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Although I am all for this initiative, there is one thing I have an issue with.

If you have a working computer, PLEASE don’t take it to the tip. There are charities that need PCs.

I am no way affiliated with this charity, but I’m giving it as an example:
http://www.charitycomputers.com/ (Yes.. It’s Australian. It’s based in Charnwood)

They give your old computer that you were going to chuck out to other organizations and individuals that otherwise could not afford a PC.

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Postalgeek 10:37 pm
12 May 12
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dungfungus said :

Seeing as you are in possession of all the facts, how about you tell me and other Rioters exactly what happens to the computers/TVs etc. after they are accepted at the Mugga Lane tip?
Please set out the step by step process involved starting with where they are shipped to and advise where the stuff that has no value is disposed of and how is this done. Provide links to your sources so I can verify same and please, none of this peer review nonsense.
I won’t hold my breath waiting.

Why would I ever bother doing that? I’m not the one pretending my unsubstantiated opinion is the fact of the matter. Sorry champ, but if you want to play the contrarian who thinks he knows the real deal, burden of proof is on you.

You could be right, but seeing as you can’t even get out of the starting gate when it comes to supporting what you say, we may never know.

Asked for one relevant source, and you call that ‘peer review nonsense’? FFS.

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TheDancingDjinn 10:38 am
13 May 12
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Postalgeek said :

dungfungus said :

Seeing as you are in possession of all the facts, how about you tell me and other Rioters exactly what happens to the computers/TVs etc. after they are accepted at the Mugga Lane tip?
Please set out the step by step process involved starting with where they are shipped to and advise where the stuff that has no value is disposed of and how is this done. Provide links to your sources so I can verify same and please, none of this peer review nonsense.
I won’t hold my breath waiting.

Why would I ever bother doing that? I’m not the one pretending my unsubstantiated opinion is the fact of the matter. Sorry champ, but if you want to play the contrarian who thinks he knows the real deal, burden of proof is on you.

You could be right, but seeing as you can’t even get out of the starting gate when it comes to supporting what you say, we may never know.

Asked for one relevant source, and you call that ‘peer review nonsense’? FFS.

if you want to argue someones statement – or even make one of your own, you need your back up to prove your statement. If you want to argue, the burden of proof is on you.

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