TV Removal and Disposal
What to do with your old set.
Cathode ray tube (commonly referred to as CRT) TVs are long outdated, but many of us still have one lying around the house. These TVs are hard to get rid of because of their bulky shapes and (often) heavy weight. Plus, they are difficult to recycle because of the dangerous chemicals they contain. Most e-cycling events will accept these TVs, but for a fee. The chemicals in CRT TVs are hazardous to the environment, as well as human health. Because of this, it is important to make the effort to recycle them. Want to learn a little more about the process of proper TV removal and disposal? Read on to find out.
Figuring out where to take your old TV (and how to get it recycled) is not as difficult as you might think. If you’re replacing an old TV, ask the retailer where you buy your new one if they will accept your old model to be recycled. Or, check with your local municipality to see if there are any e-cycling events coming up in your area.
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When a TV is taken to a recycling facility, it is first dismantled and the various components are separated into categories. Televisions contain a number of valuable materials that can be reused. A few of these include glass, plastic, and metals like copper, gold, silver, alloy, lead, and platinum. Next, parts within the cathode ray tube are taken apart. CRTs contain a phosphor front glass pane, a glass envelope, and an electron gun.