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TV Recycling: How to Responsibly Toss an Old Television

Why recycling TVs and other appliances is your best option


Electronics like TVs are easy to throw away, but the effects they leave last far longer than you think. A TV that is dumped in a landfill takes hundreds of years to decompose! Nowadays, technology is being updated faster than ever. This means more and more TVs are being thrown away. Here’s what you should know about TV recycling and why it’s so important.

TV Recycling

  • If your old TV can be reused, your problem is solved. Old items that still work can serve a purpose, regardless of whether you still want it. Consider donating or selling your old TV if it’s still functional. Someone else will be sure to enjoy your discarded appliance.
  • Check out your local options. Although TVs are not allowed for most curbside pickups, many municipal companies will allow you to recycle your old TVs and computer monitors for a fee. Some companies allow one day per month for large appliance pickup. Call first to confirm that they’ll accept your item. If they won’t allow you to leave an old TV for pickup, try finding out if there’s a drop-off site where you can take it yourself.
  • Ask around when TV shopping. If you’re replacing your old TV, try asking whether you have options regarding your old TV. Although many big-box stores don’t offer this service, it’s possible that the independent electronics store where you’re shopping could offer the pickup of your old TV when they deliver your new model. It will be well worth it if they agree to take it for you.
  • Call a junk removal company for help hauling and recycling your old TV. At JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, we are on a mission to practice Respect, Integrity, and Trust. We follow the principles of hard work, dedication, and community service in every job we do. Contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup for your unwanted TV.