Why Old Television Disposal is So DifficultOkay, so let’s look at a typical scenario. You see a great deal on a new, state-of-the-art TV. And, it’s a great excuse to finally offload that old television. You bring the new one home, and quickly work to set it up. But, you still have to deal with the old electronic disposal. No problem, you’ll just throw it out on the curb. And, to your surprise, it’s still there after trash day.
Low commodities prices around the world are making life difficult for electronics recyclers, especially those struggling to get rid of toxic materials from obsolete television sets. The result: Old TVs being dumped in the trash or on the side of the road and e-recycling companies improperly disposing of them, including a company caught last year burying old TVs and other electronics devices in a 10-foot-deep hole in a field. And that is bad news for the environment. —NBC News.comAt first you just think it got missed and the next trash pick up day, it will disappear. But no. It’s still right there. That old TV still works, so you think you’ll just take it to the nearest charity collection and that will take care of it. However, it’s refused. What gives? The answer is that it contains hazardous materials. And, there’s simply no market for an old TV.
Old Television Disposal Options in TampaOld television disposal is a tricky situation. It doesn’t matter that it still works. Well, it really doesn’t matter if it works or not (at least to the local trash collection agency). But, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck and out of luck. It just means you’ll have to put in a little extra effort. Here are some old television disposal options you can try out:
- Sell it. Host a garage, yard, or block sale and price it really, really cheap. You might just find a buyer who can’t resist. Or, you might opt to pair it with something else and basically give it away.
- Donate it. Okay, so we previously mentioned this option and said it wasn’t an option. But, there’s still hope. While charities won’t accept an old TV to resell, they just might need it to put it to use.
- Give it away. With several college campuses around, you might just find a taker. Not only broke college students but the schools themselves. Some schools just need any extra equipment to use.
- Call a junk hauling service. If none of the above options appeal to you or that old TV isn’t worth the time and effort, you can call out a junk hauling service. Electronic waste disposal will take all that old, outdated equipment.