The Great New Zealand Digital Switchover
New Zealand’s analogue television signal was finally switched off on 1 December 2013. Since then we've been busy `cleaning up' and `recycling' all the old analogue aerials left from over 54 years of installations...thats a lot of aerials.
Recycling Aerials
At TV Aerial Removals & Recyclers we dispose of your old TV aerials through a network of Scrap Metal Recycling plants. We do not encourage disposing of TV aerials as land-fill via inorganic collections or refuse depots.
Woodburner Removal
We also specialise in removing and recycling woodburners. As a fully owned Kiwi business we want to help keep New Zealand `Clean and Green’ and we encourage our clients to remove and recycle their old aerials and woodburners wherever possible.
About Us

Now that you have switched over to Digital TV you won’t need your old analogue VHF TV aerial (spider type aerial). If you have Freeview you’re likely to be receiving your digital service through a UHF terrestrial aerial (thats the pointy one). If you have Freeview and Sky you’re likely to be receiving both digital services through a satellite dish. In either case your old analogue aerial is redundant and surplus to your requirements. Rather than leave it to rust away on your roof please consider the environment and recycle it.

Woodburners can be useful over winter but do need to be continuously maintained, cleaned and the Flu kept free from soot in order to comply with the ever increasing safety requirements. Woodburners however are often left in the corner and neglected most of the year. They also take up a lot of room in the lounge, when it can be used for better things. With the popularity of the Heat Pump increasing, and the ridicule of the old fossil fuel burners on the `Most Wanted List' of the Auckland City Council, its time to `move-on' and make way for clean, green methods of heating.

TV Aerial Removals & Recyclers specialise in removing and recycling surplus TV aerials and Woodburners. Unfortunately neither the Local Councils or New Zealand Government support or sponsor the removal of old TV aerials - accordingly we are unable to discount our service any further than we can.
About Recycling

TV Aerials are made up of a number of components; steel piping boom to support the aerial, metal or aluminium piping to brace it from adverse weather and the aluminium dipole. The main receiving element of an aerial or antenna is called the dipole, made predominately of aluminium tubes. All of the other TV aerial parts are designed primarily to help the dipole do its job. The dipole consists of two half-elements to which the transmission line is attached - plastic mounts, amplifiers, diplexers, curcuit boards, connectors, wires, screws and nuts make up the rest of the recyclable parts.

Fast Facts & Figures:

• Aluminium can be recycled indefinitely as reprocessing does not damage its structure. Aluminium is also the most cost-effective material to recycle
• Recycling 1kg of aluminium saves up to 6kg of bauxite, 4kg of chemical products and 14 kWh of electricity – enough to power a TV for three hours!
• Two-thirds of all cans on supermarkets shelves are made from steel. They have a very thin layer of tin that protects the surface of the can, which is why steel cans are often called "tins".
• Every tonne of steel packaging that is recycled saves 1.5 tonnes of iron ore and reduces air emissions by 86%
• Steel scrap is essential in the process of making new steel and can be recycled indefinitely without losing its quality. Most new steel products use at least 25% of recycled steel in their production.

At TV Aerial Removals & Recyclers we include a nominal recycle fee to dismantle old aerials, break them down into recyclable parts and ship them to the Aluminium and Metal Recycle Plants.

For a no obligation free quote call or email us now.