Biggest ObstaclesSo, what makes broken projection television disposal such an affair? Why is it a big-time chore? Well, the answer lies in the components, many of which are hazardous materials. That means you can’t put it on the curb for trash collection. And, it means most charities won’t accept it to sell in their thrift stores. You see, there’s a fee for disposing of the components and no one will happily accept the associated cost.
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 NewsThen, there’s the matter of size and age. It’s big and bulky, which also means it’s just hard to move from one location to another. Of course, the technology (although relatively recent) is now outdated. All-in-all, it’s a dud and you’re the one that’s got to deal with it. That’s okay, you have a few ways out of the situation.
TV Replacement in Punta GordaNow, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with it forever. And, it doesn’t give you a pass for illegal dumping (which is worth repeating). But, it does mean you’ll have to put forth a little more effort to get rid of it for good. Here are some helpful TV replacement tips you can use:
- Sell it. Believe it or not, there are still individuals who yearn for the technology. In fact, you can find online forums where people discuss and sell and trade plasmas. Give it a go, place an online ad and see what response you get out of it.
- Give it away. There just might be someone you know or someone you know who knows someone else that will welcome such a gift. Although it’s a long shot, it’s worth feeling out to know for sure.
- Donate it to a charity. If it’s in good, working condition, you can try to donate it to a local church, shelter, or even a school. If successful, you’ll get a small tax write-off, in return.