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New TV dump in West Belconnen

By johnboy - 20 February 2012 32

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Basketcase has noted that Latham’s Umbagong Park is now the proud host of a cut price TV dump.

Good to see the waste policies working so well!


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New TV dump in West Belconnen
Jim Jones 6:20 pm 20 Feb 12

AnimosiTy said :

sad, but how much does the tip charge for tvs n computer monitors… I wish I had a money tree…

If you can afford to buy a new TV then you can afford to get rid of the old one.

This whole ‘the gummint is responsible because they won’t wipe my arse for me’ attitude is revolting.

MissChief 6:12 pm 20 Feb 12

LOL… it seems someone has taken notice. Dump it and they will come.

cranky 5:59 pm 20 Feb 12

Let’s get real. There are bodies who can turn these things into an income. Semi trailer loads go from Mugga Lane tip.

Perhaps Govco are making a (very serious) bob each way by charging, then selling, these units.

Is it any wonder the citizens are fairly jaundiced at paying for the scrapping, when the local park costs them nothing?

TAMSMediaRoom 5:32 pm 20 Feb 12

The ACT was the first jurisdiction in Australia to ban the dumping of computers and TVs to its tips.

Unlike some jurisdictions that have continued to dump disposed TVs into landfill, the ACT has contracts with companies to collect and recycle all TVs dropped off at the Mugga Lane and Mitchell Resource Management Centres. A fee is charged to cover the costs of recycling (this recovers the cost to the government under the recycling contracts). Recycling fees for televisions are based on the size of the unit measured diagonally across the screen.

People who want to dispose of their old TV and don’t want to pay the recycling fee should hold on to their TVs until the new National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme is introduced. Under this scheme, TVs and computers will be accepted free of charge; the scheme is expected to be in place in the ACT later this year. Further information on the new scheme can be found at: http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/waste/ewaste/index.html

TAMS urges Canberrans not to dump their old TVs and computers.

shirty_bear 4:43 pm 20 Feb 12

damien haas said :

I took a TV to the Mitchell tip a few weeks back, it cost me $15 to dump it there.

Small TV, then … I took 3 and drove away $90 lighter (2x54cm, $25ea, 1x68cm, $40). And plenty of people I’ve mentioned this to have told me I’m silly for not just dumping them “like everyone else does”. Apparently, as well as Umbagong, there’s a thriving dump up by the border at Hall.

watto23 4:34 pm 20 Feb 12

The TV dumping fee ranges from $15-60 dependingin on size and type.
Mostly the bigger the CRT the more expensive it costs.

damien haas 4:00 pm 20 Feb 12

I took a TV to the Mitchell tip a few weeks back, it cost me $15 to dump it there.

AnimosiTy 3:56 pm 20 Feb 12

sad, but how much does the tip charge for tvs n computer monitors… I wish I had a money tree…

Thumper 3:29 pm 20 Feb 12

HenryBG said :

Is this a reflection of the government’s *waste* policy, or more a reflection on the *education* policy which produces pathetic, selfish, dishonest scumbags who think it’s OK to treat public spacees as a dumping grounds?

Both, one would suggest.

Sgt.Bungers 3:27 pm 20 Feb 12

An easy way around this is to charge a compulsory disposal tax when the TV is purchased rather than when it’s disposed of. I cant imagine too many consumers objecting to an additional $20 to $30 fee as they’re about to fork out $500 to $4000 for a new flat screen.

Clearly plenty do object to paying the fee as they’re about to dispose of their old unit.

HenryBG 3:15 pm 20 Feb 12

Is this a reflection of the government’s *waste* policy, or more a reflection on the *education* policy which produces pathetic, selfish, dishonest scumbags who think it’s OK to treat public spacees as a dumping grounds?

BethiePrice 2:46 pm 20 Feb 12

Maybe you should drive around Queanbeyan on a dark stormy night, there is a resident TV dump on nearly every street (slight exaggeration…..) nearly every second street.

dtc 2:37 pm 20 Feb 12

I wonder whether, overall, it costs the govt more to collect the dumped TVs from around the place than it would cost if they just accepted TVs for free, or for a much more nominal fee (eg $5). You can’t even give TVs away anymore (uni students – what is your issue! In my day….) and charities won’t take them. Of course people are going to dump them. Presumably after filing off their neighbourhood watch engravings

MERC600 2:15 pm 20 Feb 12

Thanks for the map. Now on the next dark and stormy night …

OzChick 1:48 pm 20 Feb 12

Not impressed!!

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