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Getting Rid of an Old TV

While Keeping it Out of the Trash

At the rate technology advances, the newest TV today could be outdated sooner than you think. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your current device or need to replace a broken one, there are several ways of getting rid of an old TV.

TVs Are Not Trash

Sure, they can break and need replacing, but electronics are not designed for landfills. Devices like flatscreen TVs contain hazardous materials that can leak and contaminate the surrounding area, making them unsafe for common disposal. In some states, it’s even illegal to put TVs out in the trash. This is why there are several environmentally friendly recycling options.

Getting Rid of an Old TV

When it’s time to part with your TV, start with these recycling methods:

  • Manufacturer. Some electronics companies accept old devices back for recycling.
  • Electronics store. Check back with the company you bought your TV from to see if they have a recycling program.
  • Recycling centers. Contact your local office for electronic device programs.
  • Donate. If your TV still works, consider donating it to a local library, school, or second-hand store.
  • Sell. If the TV is practically new, you could make some extra cash trying to sell it. Restore it to factory settings and then list it to online forums or yard sales.
  • Junk collectors. Contact JDog Junk Removal & Hauling to come pick up your old TV.

Recycle Responsibly

At JDog Junk Removal & Hauling, we take the work out of getting rid of the items you don’t want anymore. Better yet, we make every effort to recycle items whenever possible. This usually requires taking your TV to a recycling facility that removes the usable parts and properly disposes of the other hazardous pieces. All you’re left to do is decide which TV will replace the old one.