By Nadia Surace
FREE television re-cycling is available at Shepparton Waste Transfer Station for the month of July as part of a State Government initiative.
The provision comes after the Federal Government switched off final analogue TV broadcasts across Australia in May creating a need to re-cycle disused sets.
With around 20 used TV’s being dropped off each day at the Transfer Station before the announcement, the organisation expects that number to increase to at least 80 throughout the scheme.
“There will be thousands,” Regional Waste Management Group Executive Officer, Nick Nagal said.
“We strongly recommend people take advantage of this scheme, it’s not just for analogue models, digital TV’s can be re-cycled free of charge too.
“To minimise waste we also recommend that people buy a set-top box rather than buying a new TV.
“We also recommend that people save their money a bit longer and buy a quality TV instead of a cheaper version. It’s going to last much longer.”