Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 27 December 2014

Digital switchover sparks surge in TV recycling

The number of TVs arriving at Belfast City Council’s recycling centres has surged as owners upgrade during the digital switchover.

Belfast City Council says the number of TVs arriving for recycling has doubled in recent weeks, with officials estimating they are taking in 800-1,000 TVs a day.

Councillor Pat McCarthy, chairman of the council’s Health and Environmental Services Committee, said: “The council is committed to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and we encourage everyone to take their unwanted TV set to their nearest recycling centre to be recycled and not to place TVs in either the black bin or the recycling bin where they are not accepted.

“Residents can find their nearest recycling centre by visiting the council website at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/waste or call 0800 032 8100.”

The council also operates a free bulky waste collection service for those who are unable to get their TV to a recycling centre themselves. Belfast residents can call 028 9027 0230 to arrange a collection.

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