With the digital switchover started yesterday Newtownabbey Borough Council is encouraging residents to recycle their old TVs by taking them to Bruslee Recycling Centre.
As the analogue signal is switched off, Newtownabbey Borough Council anticipates a rise in the number of old TV sets that will be scrapped as residents switch to new digital sets.
Alderman William DeCourcy, Chair of the Environment Committee says “With the date for the digital switchover coming ever closer Newtownabbey Borough Council recognises that many people will take the opportunity to upgrade to a new digital TV set. Newtownabbey Borough Council is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and we encourage everyone to take their unwanted TV set to their local recycling centre and not to place TVs in the black bin.”
Paul Kerr Recycling Officer at Newtownabbey Borough Council says “Research indicates that only one third of us recycle electrical appliances that we have replaced, and a further 10 per cent put redundant / unused electrical appliances straight into the bin, yet TVs can easily be broken down and the parts recycled into something new. Residents who are unable to get to Bruslee Recycling Centre can request the Council’s Bulky Waste collection service which will pick up your old TV from your home for free.”
To find out more about recycling in Newtownabbey including what you can recycle and where to recycle, please visit the website onor call 028 9034 0056.
To find out about recycling across Northern Ireland please visitor visit the Rethink Waste Facebook page.