Digital TV switchover in Northern Ireland starts on 10 October. The analogue signal is switched off on 24 October and after this time old analogue TVs will need a digital box to receive the new signal. Many residents may take the opportunity to buy a new TV, leaving them with the problem of getting rid of the old one.
Lisburn City Council can assist householders by offering an electrical appliance recycling service at the Council's two recycling centres, or by arranging for a free bulky waste collection from residents homes.
Councillor Andrew Ewing, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee said:
"We appreciate there may be numerous unwanted television sets as a result of the switchover and we are keen to assist householders recycle these. We can accept TV's at our recycling centres at The Cutts and Drumlough, or we can arrange a free collection if the householder contacts our bulky waste collection service.
"Residents need to be aware that electrical goods should never be placed in any bin as these items are not accepted in landfill sites or other waste handling facilities. Instead all electrical equipment from toasters and hairdryers to TV's and washing machines should be recycled at your local civic amenity site."
For further information on civic amenity site opening hours contact a member of the Council Waste Management Team on TEL: 028 9250 9453.
To book a bulky household collection from your home contact Lisburn City Council on TEL: 028 9267 3417.
Pictured promoting the disposal of old TV sets are Councillor Andrew Ewing, Chairman of the Council's Environmental Services Committee and Mrs Noeleen O'Malley, Acting Assistant Director of Environmental Services (Technical).