Damaged Television Disposal ChallengesDamaged television disposal is made harder 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. —US Environmental Protection AgencyThis is because of the many hazardous materials found inside. These include, but are not limited to: lead, mercury, cadmium, leaded glass, copper, flame retardants, beryllium, and bisphenol-A. That’s plenty enough reason for most places not to accept old TVs.
Riverview Damaged Television Disposal OptionsDamaged television disposal isn’t simple. As explained above, it presents a number of obstacles. So, let’s take a look at some viable broken television disposal options you can try:
- 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.
- Repair 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.
- 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.
- Part it out. Another option is to sell its parts individually. Even if you’re not particularly handy with electronics, there are others who do have such skills. Just advertise it locally and see what response you get.
- Junk it. In most instances, it’s better to just junk that old television. You can call a local service to pick it up and take it off your hands once and for all.