Broken TV disposal. Sounds like a really simple task — right? But, the reality is quite different. If you’re old projection TV just bit the dust and no longer works, getting rid of it is more of a hassle than you probably believe. In fact, you’ll probably be surprised to learn just how hard it is to do. Unfortunately, there is no easy answer. Of course, this doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the thing forever. But, it does mean your options are quite limited.
Most Common Electronics Junking Challenges
Any type of television disposal is made hard because most charities won’t even accept these electronics. Basically, charities do not want to incur the disposal fee. And, many are skeptical about these electronic devices simply because they aren’t in demand. In other words, it’s not easy to get rid of an old TV, even if it works perfectly fine.
Electronic products are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Donating or recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials. --United States Environmental Protection Agency
You’ll find it’s not a simple task to get any sort of TV out of your house for good, including curved models. But, you do have options, you’ve just got to know what these are and what’s available in your area. With a little patience and persistence, you can unload your old television.
Oldsmar Broken TV Disposal Options
But, this certainly doesn’t mean you’re outright stuck. There are things you can do with that busted television and move on with your life. Here are some helpful broken TV disposal options you can use:
- Fix it. While this might not be your first choice it’s a good idea because you could probably find future use for it. And, it’s a great way to have a backup or use it in a guest room. Although it costs a bit of money, you’ll still get much more use out of it.
- Sell it. If the television still works, you can usually sell it for cheap, either at a garage sale with other items you no longer want and/or use or you can publish an online ad, selling it for an inexpensive price.
- Donate it. You can also give that old flat panel 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. (Shelters are also other places to try to give it away.)