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How to get rid of that old computer screen or printer? Where to dump an obsolete fax machine? And with so many people updating their television sets in the next year or two, what will happen to all the old TV sets?
If there’s no life left in your electronic appliances you can take them to a new E-waste drop-off site the Council is setting up at the Resource Recovery Centre.
It’s a three-month trial to assess whether people will support a user-pays process for disposing of this kind of waste.
The items will be collected by a Christchurch scrap-metal company and taken south to its plant where metals and plastics are recovered for recycling.
Charges will range from $5 to $15, depending on the item.
If just a fifth of Marlborough’s e-waste is disposed of this way, it will divert more than 100 tonnes of this kind of waste from our landfill.
The new service will begin on 1 May.