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Frequently Asked Questions: Televisions (TVs)
Helping countless individuals and families over the years, we've dealt with more than our share of old or broken televisions. As such, here are the most common questions that our customers frequently ask when in need of help disposing of their unwanted television.
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- 1-800-GOT-JUNK? FAQs
- Television FAQs
- Can I throw a TV in the trash?
- How do you dispose of an old or broken TV?
- Can you recycle a television?
- Why is it important to recycle a TV?
- How do I dispose of my old TV?
- What are my options for getting rid of a TV?
- How can I recycle my old TV?
- What’s inside of an old TV? Why should they not go to the landfill?
- Will my city pick up my old TV?
- Television FAQs
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 you recycle a television?
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?
Like many other electronics, TVs contain chemicals that, if disposed of improperly, can damage our health and the environment. Responsible TV disposal, such as professional recycling, is important to prevent these chemicals from unnecessarily polluting the air and water.
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.
How do I dispose of my old TV?
The best way to ensure your television stays out of the landfill is by ensuring it gets recycled or reused. Since the materials in a TV are made of valuable resources and materials such as glass, plastics, and metals, donating or recycling old TV’s in an environmentally friendly way helps conserve natural resources and avoid pollution. The recycling process for televisions can be a bit complex, so it’s best to check with your local facility to make sure they can accept them.
The easiest way to ensure your television is disposed of properly, is to contact a professional to help haul your TV away. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is always happy to help with all your junk removal needs. Give us a call!
What are my options for getting rid of a TV?
There are a number of options for getting rid of a TV, such as selling, donating, or recycling your old TV. If you don’t feel like tackling disposal yourself, our professional and friendly crew at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is always happy to help. Give us a call today!
How can I recycle my old TV?
Your old TV contains tons of harmful and toxic chemicals that can be harmful to the environment if they end up in a landfill. Thankfully, many parts of the TV are recyclable. You can either search for your local recycling facility by conducting an internet search, or call a professional junk hauling company to come take it away for you. At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we always make sure to dispose of items properly and you don’t have to lift a finger!
What’s inside of an old TV? Why should they not go to the landfill?
Many old TVs are composed of cathode ray tubes (CRT) that make it very heavy and hazardous to dispose of. Did you know that a typical CRT could contain up to 8 pounds of lead, along with other extremely toxic metals? If the glass on the CRT is broken, then the lead and chemicals contained inside can pollute the air. That’s why it’s never a good idea to dump old TV’s in landfills. The best way is to have a professional service like 1-800-GOT-JUNK? come to your home to take it away. We will make sure your TV gets disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.
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 are still confronted with the task of hauling the old TV out of our house for pick-up. This could result in 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!