TV TakeBack switched on in NZ’s South Island today

TV Takeback Logo

TV TakeBack starts in most of the South Island from tomorrow (25 March) with the North Island scheduled for later this year.

Convenient drop off points will be opening around the South Island over the next few days so check Where can I recycle for the ones nearest to you.

TV TakeBack is an initiative that involves the Government partnering with a range of recyclers, retailers, producers and councils to divert televisions from landfill. For a limited time the government is subsidising TV recycling so the cost to the public in most of the South Island will be no more than $5.

This follows a successful start in Hawke’s Bay and the West Coast where more than 20,000 TVs were collected for recycling.

TV TakeBack is due to reach the lower North Island and Auckland in mid 2013 and the rest of the North Island in September ahead of the digital switch over in each region. Some retailers may also be offering TV Takeback recycling around New Zealand outside of these main phases of the programme.