Common Television Disposal ObstaclesOkay, so why is getting rid of an old set (or any TV for that matter), so very hard to do? Well, it’s because of the technology inside. Two words: hazardous materials. They are present in groves within these entertainment devices. Even if they didn’t contain hazardous materials, there’s still the matter of performance. Sure, plasma delivered strong.
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 NewsBut, compared to today’s 4KHD, there’s no comparison. Of course, price also has a lot to do with its demise. Costing thousands of dollars, OLED entry-level televisions are a fraction of the price. Summed up, when you have an older television, you have somewhat of a nearly worthless antique.
Old TV Junking in EnglewoodBut, this certainly doesn’t mean you’re outright stuck. There are things you can do with that television and move on with your life. Here are some helpful old TV junking options you can use:
- 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.
- Repair it. Okay, this isn’t probably at the top of your list (or even a consideration). But, repairing it might actually be a way to go. However, the cost of repair might well be too much to justify financially. Repair it and put it in a guestroom or somewhere else.
- Give it away. You can also give that TV to a local charity or school. If it’s in working condition, there are plenty of places which will accept this electronic as a gift. After all, it’s worthwhile to give it a try.
- Junk it outright. Should none of the above options be a good fit, then just opt to junk it. You can simply call a junk removal service to cart it away, along with anything else you don’t need.