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Why Can’t You Throw Away a TV?

And What to Do Instead

TV Disposal: What You Need to Know

It’s always exciting to get a new, big electronic like a TV. But, when you bring one thing in, that means you’re probably getting rid of another. Unfortunately, it’s not quite as easy as replacing an old pot and pan set or getting rid of an old coffee table. That’s because you can’t simply throw away a TV. Read on to learn why.

Why You Can’t Throw Away a TV

Municipal trash collectors do not accept electronics because of the ecological dangers it poses. Electronics leak toxic chemicals into the ground, which can pollute our water sources. Unfortunately, this doesn’t stop most people because the alternatives are time-consuming and can cost money. Plus, electronics cannot be picked up by recycling companies because they are more difficult to recycle. This leaves very few options for those interested in responsibly disposing of their old electronics.

What to Do with Your Old TV

Unfortunately, getting rid of your old TV can take work and even money on your part. Here are some options.

Sell it.

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. The same could go for an old electronic. If it’s not in optimal working condition, you might even find someone who wants it for the parts. There are many Facebook groups dedicated to selling in different locations.

Recycle it.

A simple Google search can help you locate a recycling facility near you. Sites like, for example, let you search by the item you want to recycle and your ZIP code. You can then take it there yourself to have it recycled for a small fee.

Many communities are starting to realize the importance of electronic recycling, so they designate days for organized eWaste drop-offs. Unfortunately, it tends to be infrequent, maybe a couple of times a year. This means old electronics are left to pile up in storage between events. Although these services tend to be free, there are fees for certain items, like big tube TVs and computer monitors.

Have it hauled away.

This is one of the easiest ways to get rid of that old television. Junk hauling companies like JDog Junk Removal & Hauling are here to help you recycle or donate your old, or unwanted, electronics. Our team is available to haul away technology of all kinds. Give us a call today at 844-GET-JDOG to schedule an electronic pickup at your convenience.