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TV Recycling & Disposal Near You
When it comes to TVs, everyone wants to get their hands on the latest model. But when it’s time for an upgrade, what do you do with your old set?
TVs are made from plastic, glass, and electrical components that can cause damage to the environment if left alone in a landfill. Due to the potential damage TVs can cause, your regular trash pick up will not offer TV disposal.
Professional old television removal and pick up services
If you want to handle your old television disposal responsibly, but don’t have the time to do it on your own, call 1-800-GOT-JUNK? for easy TV removal. We’ll come to your home, do the heavy lifting, and ensure we provide TV recycling when possible. If we can’t recycle, we’ll always choose the best method of disposal for the environment.
Here's how our service works:
1. Simply schedule your free onsite estimate 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 appointment window.
3. When we arrive, just point to the TV you want to be removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.
4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your old or broken television away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area. Plus, we will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.
How do you dispose of an old or broken TV?
The proper way to get rid of an old television depends on its condition. Whether it’s working or broken, TV disposal must be handled with the environment in mind.
Here are some ways to get rid of your old TV:
- Ask your trash collection service about electronics pick up.
- Take your old TV to a recycling facility.
- Trade your television in at an electronics retailers.
- Return your television to the manufacturer.
- Donate your working televisions to a local charity or second hand store.
If your television still works, donating it is always the best option. If your TV is broken, you’ll need to bring it to a facility that can recycle it and use the materials to create new products.
Can I throw a TV in the trash?
TVs are made from plastic, glass, metals, chemicals, and electrical components that cannot be left with your regular household trash for pick up. While many waste management companies accept e-waste on bulk pick up days, the most responsible way to get rid of an old TV is to donate or recycle it.
Can a TV be recycled?
Yes, many parts of the TV are recyclable! You can either search for your local recycling facility online or call a professional junk hauling company to come take it away for you.
The TV recycling process is similar for all 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 go to specialized recyclers who mine the gold, platinum, and other precious metals. The other materials like glass are reduced down and often end up being used to make new TVs.
If you want to ensure your TV is recycled properly, you’ll need to take it directly to a recycling facility that is equipped to handle it.
How do I dispose of my old TV?
To dispose of your old television set, ask your waste disposal company or recycling service about electronic waste pick up days or authorized e-waste disposal sites. You can also take your TV to a local recycling facility, donate it to a secondhand store, or sell it if it is in working condition.
Why can’t televisions go to the landfill?
Like other e-waste, televisions are made from plastics, glass, metals, and chemicals that can damage the environment if left in a landfill. These non-organic materials take centuries to break down, meaning they will take up valuable space for years. Other television components, such as cathode ray tubes, contain toxic materials that can contaminate surrounding soil and pollute the air if broken.
The safest way to handle old TVs is to recycle them. The materials televisions are made of can be repurposed and used to create other valuable products.
Will my city pick up my old TV?
That depends on where you are located. Most cities offer a pick-up service for e-waste disposal. However, you’ll still have to haul the old TV out of our house for pick-up. This could result in an injury, especially without a crew on hand.
Fortunately, our professional team is in your neighborhood to help take it away in no time. Just point and junk disappears!
Types of TV removal and recycling we can handle
- CRT Televisions
- LED or LCD TVs
- Plasma Televisions
- Flat Screen Televisions
- Rear Projection TVs