Council urge local community to recycle old TVs

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012
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Newry and Mourne District Council are encouraging householders to recycle their old TV’s during the digital switch over.

Brian Dillion (Household Recycling Centre Attendant), Mayor Cllr John McArdle and Ruth Colgan (Recycling Officer)

If you have decided to upgrade your TV inline with the digital switch over (beginning on the 10th October) you can recycle your old TV for free at any of the 7 Household Recycling Centres in the district.

Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in NI. More than one million tonnes of electronic goods are sold every year in the UK alone, but only around a third is recycled.

The rest ends up in landfill or are still in peoples homes. The materials used to make electronic goods are valuable and can be used to make new products.

Mayor Cllr John McArdle said, “We are very proud to have achieved a 37% recycling rate for 2011/12, however it is initiatives like this that will enable Newry and Mourne Council to continue improving.

“For every tonne of electrical waste recycled, 3-5 tonnes of CO2 emissions are saved. So if you have bought a new TV for the digital switch over or have just decided to upgrade, you are invited to come and recycle your old TVs at your local Household Recycling Centres.”

The following materials can also be recycled at the Household Recycling Centres:

Greenwaste – Metal

Cardboard – Wood

Paper – Tetra Pak

Glass – Domestic appliances – washing machine, cookers etc

Cans – Electrical goods hair dryer, TV, iron etc

Fluorescent tubes – Batteries (car and household)

The NMDC Household Recycling Centres are open to the public 6 days a week and accept up to 30 different materials for recycling. Residents of Newry and Mourne Council can recycle their electrical waste for free at any time.

If you would like any more information on recycling please contact our Recycling Officer, Tel: 02830313233 or email recycling@newryandmourne.gov.uk


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