West Norfolk council explains how to dispose of that old TV

Officials are reminding people how they can dispose of unwanted televisions as the second phase of the digital switchover begins.

As the remaining analogue TV channels are switched off, some people might find that they have to replace their sets.

From Wednesday, people using televisions that used the old analogue signal will have to buy a new digital TV or upgrade their existing set to receive digital signals through a digital set-top box or satellite.

People who decide to buy a new television set can ask the shop if it will accept their old set for recycling.

Those who are unable to take their old television set to a recycling centre can use West Norfolk council's bulky household waste service.

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The council will collect the set, along with up to two other large household items, for �16.12. Large items such as televisions cannot be disposed of via the kerbside collection and will not be collected if left out beside the bins on collection day.

Brian Long, West Norfolk's portfolio holder for environment and community, said: 'Our aim is to try to help make it easier for people to dispose of large items like televisions responsibly.

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'We know that not everyone can transport items like this to their nearest recycling centre that's why we offer the bulky household waste collection service.'

To arrange for a bulky waste collection call the borough council's rubbish and recycling helpline on 01553 776676.

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