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Rickles

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#91970 25-Oct-2011 09:18
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Where does one take old TVs and DVD players thesedays when no longer wanted?

Council tip/landfill?   Recycling plant?

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  #537169 25-Oct-2011 09:36
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Our local dump takes them. Charges $6. Then wonders why so many TVs are being dumped at the river.

Just like in 2003, closed the (free) car dump, and to take cars to regular dump cost $10, so suddenly dozens of cars would get abandoned (then smashed and torched) at the river.

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  #537174 25-Oct-2011 09:43
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Have you asked your local council?

Options include

a) Inorganic Collections
b) "E-Day" collections where non-landfill refuse is collected
c) Refuse transfer stations which offer non-landfill recycling

Find out what facilities your local council provides for starters.




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  #537175 25-Oct-2011 09:43
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Some councils do an eDay collection.

I think Lower Hutt have just opened a dedicated center for e-waste.




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  #537182 25-Oct-2011 09:58
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Guys,

The e-day site states they specifically exclude TVs and DVD players, etc.

Nothing on Wellington City Council web site, so i have asked them for their advice ... will post reply.

Commercoal operators ask $20 for each TV and $6 for each DVD player!

Cheers,

R.

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  #537199 25-Oct-2011 10:12
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Do they work?

$0.50 reserve on TM would almost guarantee they are taken away.

The salvation army take TVs (free)... ONLY if they have RCAs. So I'm sure will probably also take a DVD player.

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  #537210 25-Oct-2011 10:39
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Nope.. all dead and unrepairable .

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  #537219 25-Oct-2011 11:01
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IlDuce: The salvation army take TVs (free)... ONLY if they have RCAs. So I'm sure will probably also take a DVD player.


You mean RCA connectors?

 
 
 
 


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  #537229 25-Oct-2011 11:09
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allan:
IlDuce: The salvation army take TVs (free)... ONLY if they have RCAs. So I'm sure will probably also take a DVD player.


You mean RCA connectors?


Yes. 

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  #537239 25-Oct-2011 11:32
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Trash palace at the Porirua tip takes TVs for free/cheap (not sure which, i know they subsidize it though)

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  #537243 25-Oct-2011 11:35
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Rickles: Guys,

The e-day site states they specifically exclude TVs and DVD players, etc.

Nothing on Wellington City Council web site, so i have asked them for their advice ... will post reply.

Commercoal operators ask $20 for each TV and $6 for each DVD player!

Cheers,

R.


Not sure I meant 'the' e-day. I disposed of an old CRT TV for my MIL at an 'E-Day' type thing (not sure if the name is exactly right) run by Hutt City Council at the Riverbank Car Park last year sometime. They do it once or twice a year. Also dumped old engine oil and stuff at the same time. Cost nothing.




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  #537244 25-Oct-2011 11:38
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BlakJak ... ok, with you now. I dumped a heap of electronic stuff like that in Australia from my mother's house because the local Council has a kerbside collection 3 or 4 times a year for such material.

Wellington CC have never done that.

R.

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  #537245 25-Oct-2011 11:39
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BlakJak:
Rickles: Guys,

The e-day site states they specifically exclude TVs and DVD players, etc.

Nothing on Wellington City Council web site, so i have asked them for their advice ... will post reply.

Commercoal operators ask $20 for each TV and $6 for each DVD player!

Cheers,

R.


Not sure I meant 'the' e-day. I disposed of an old CRT TV for my MIL at an 'E-Day' type thing (not sure if the name is exactly right) run by Hutt City Council at the Riverbank Car Park last year sometime. They do it once or twice a year. Also dumped old engine oil and stuff at the same time. Cost nothing.


Yeah this e-day think the Hutt council has done in the past I got the impression they're not holding it again.  There was something in the Hutt news i think.





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  #537248 25-Oct-2011 11:45
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Rickles: BlakJak ... ok, with you now. I dumped a heap of electronic stuff like that in Australia from my mother's house because the local Council has a kerbside collection 3 or 4 times a year for such material.

Wellington CC have never done that.

R.


These are usually organised by the residents associations. We had a kerbside collection at the start of the month (not specifically for electronics, but for stuff you can't put out for your weekly collection).




 

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  #537261 25-Oct-2011 12:11
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BlakJak: Have you asked your local council?

Options include

a) Inorganic Collections


Not all councils offer inorganic collections as I recently discovered... "one" council for Auckland... yeah right.





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  #537263 25-Oct-2011 12:15
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Rickles: Nope.. all dead and unrepairable .

R.


 

That doesn't mean it won't sell on TradeMe.  Laughing

 

I see plenty of potential either as parts (though as most of us know it's usually the same part that fails) or as some imaginative idea.  Pieces of toast and old spuds have brought good money in the past there's no reason that old electronic stuff can't either. Money Mouth

Anyone seen the pics of the art made by the Aussie guy using old car parts?  Truly amazing.




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