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You may have come across many people without the correct knowledge of how to dispose of a broken TV. While this is not exactly a bad thing for them, it is dangerous for the environment if they were to dispose of their broken TV the wrong way. Like many other electronic products, TVs contain hazardous components, which is why many landfills across the country are rejecting old TVs. This article explores some of the options you can use to get rid of your broken TV safely and in an environment-friendly manner.
Take it to a Recycling Facility
Several companies across the nation have recycling programs where you can take your broken TV. Depending on your location and the company or facility, you can take the TV to them, or they can come to your home or office to pick it up.
The importance of recycling a broken TV cannot be overemphasized. It saves the world millions of money that would have been spent on sourcing new materials. It also ensures there are no harmful, non-biodegradable materials strewn all over.
Junk King explains how recycling companies or facilities recycle broken TVs:
“Once your old set has been delivered to a certified recycler a series of steps occur to fully utilize the materials that make up the television. First, each television or monitor is completely dismantled and the different components are separated out. Any plastic, wood and copper removed from the back of the CRT can be sold and used for new products. Circuit boards are sent to specialized recyclers where the gold, platinum and other precious metals are reclaimed.”
Look for a Household Hazardous Waste Outlet Near You
If you can’t find a recycling company near you, you can look for a household hazardous waste outlet in your locality. The main disadvantage when using such a facility is that you may have to deliver the broken TV yourself, but that should not deter you from the need to dispose of your troublesome broken TV properly.
Budget Dumpster recognizes finding a household hazardous waste outlet as a viable option for getting rid of unwanted electronic items like broken TVs:
“The best place to drop off your electronics is at your local household hazardous waste facility where they will be safely disassembled for disposal. Some facilities serve individual cities, while others operate at the county level. Contact your city’s public works department or search for a household hazardous waste facility near you.”
If you run out of luck with these two options, you might be lucky to find that your manufacturer takes back damaged or broken TVs either for recycling or refurbishing. Regardless of the disposal method you choose, the nobility of the situation is that you have responsibly found a safe way to dispose of your broken TV.
At GreenBagPickup, we offer various waste management solutions so you can relax knowing that your home or office will always be safe for you and others around you. Reach out to us to see what we can offer you.
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