Television Removal & Disposal

Everyone always wants to get their hands on the latest and greatest technology when it comes to televisions. Of course, every time you upgrade your TV, that leaves you with an old one you need to get rid of. If it still works, you can always donate it to a local charity, but you’ll likely need to transport it there yourself. If it’s broken, you’ll need to take it to a recycling facility. Getting rid of an old TV can be a bit difficult, especially if it’s a larger model that you can’t carry on your own.

How 1-800-GOT-JUNK?'s
TV Removal Service Works

Want to handle your television disposal responsibly? 1-800-GOT-JUNK? can come to your home, haul out your old TV, and ensure that it is properly disposed of, or recycled whenever possible.

1. Simply schedule your TV removal appointment online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.

2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2 hour arrival window.

3. When we arrive, just point to the TV you want removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.

4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your TV away from wherever it’s located and finish by cleaning up the area. Plus, we recycle and donate your TV whenever possible. 

Learn more about What We Take and the 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Environmental Vision.

The Trusted Name in Television Disposal

If you want to handle your old television disposal responsibly, but just don’t have the time to handle it on your own, give 1-800-GOT-JUNK? a call. We’ll come to your home, haul out your old TV, and ensure that it is properly disposed of, or recycled whenever possible. You’ll save time and money, and you’ll feel good knowing that your television has been properly disposed of.

Here are some of the types of televisions we accept:

CRT (cathode ray tube) televisions
Flat screen televisions
LED and/or Plasma televisions

Responsible Television Disposal

Like many other electronics, televisions contain chemicals that, if disposed of improperly, can damage our health and our environment. Responsible TV disposal, including TV recycling whenever possible, is important to prevent these chemicals from unnecessarily polluting the air and water. Plus, TV recycling can produce valuable materials that can easily be reused, including plastic, glass, copper wiring, and even precious metals.

Can I throw a TV in the trash?

If you have an old television you need to get rid of, it might be tempting to just put it out on the curb with your regular household garbage. However, many garbage pickup services don’t pick up televisions, so it might not even be an option.

Old TVs also typically contain harmful chemicals and parts that need to be safely disposed of. If they end up in a landfill, these chemicals can leak out, causing damage to the environment. This is why it’s so important to ensure your TV is properly disposed of. Many components of televisions can be recycled as well, with metal and plastic parts being turned into something new.

If you don’t want to take care of disposing your TV on your own, you can have 1-800-GOT-JUNK? handle it for you. We will pick up your old TV and take it to the appropriate place to be recycled or disposed of.

How do you dispose of an old or broken TV?

If your television still works, donating it is always the best option. There are many local charities that accept televisions, but keep in mind that you will probably need to drop it off on your own.

If your TV is broken, you’ll need to bring it to a facility that can recycle it. Old tvs are bulky, heavy and often can’t be lifted by one person. This can make it difficult to get rid of a TV on your own.

If you want to save yourself some time and effort, let 1-800-GOT-JUNK? help you dispose of your old TV. We do the heavy lifting for you—all you have to do is point. We do our best to ensure that your old or broken televisions are recycled or donated.

Can a Television be Recycled?

Yes, you certainly can! The TV recycling process is similar for all the different types of TVs. First, it is opened up so it can be stripped down to its raw components, where copper, wood and plastic are removed. These materials can be sold or reused to make new products.

The circuit boards found in TVs usually go to specialized recyclers who mine the gold, platinum and other precious metals. The panel of the tv is often coated with phosphorus which must be removed and destroyed, as it is considered hazardous waste. The other materials like glass are reduced and often end up being used to make new TVs.

If you want to ensure recycle your TV properly, you’ll need to take it directly to a recycling facility that is equipped to handle it. Of course, if you want to save yourself the trip, you can always call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’ll pick up your old television from whatever room its in and load it in our truck. You can rest easy knowing that we always do our best to ensure your TV gets properly recycled.

Why is it important to recycle a TV?

TV recycling can also produce valuable materials that can easily be reused, including plastic, glass, copper wiring, and even precious metals. They can be used to create new products and can also help reduce the amount of resources needed for the production of new metals, glass, and plastic.

If you want to get your old TV off your hands but don’t have the time or resources to get it to the proper recycling facility on your own, book your TV pickup with 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’ll do all the heavy lifting for you, and will ensure your television is recycled and properly disposed of.