We are being flooded with old, waste electronics and much of it comes in the form of old TVs and computer monitors that often end up in landfills.
The problem with that solution is that electronic waste, or e-waste items such as TVs and old computer monitors contain toxic metals and other chemicals. And these can get into the local environments near the landfills.
You Mean the TV in the Basement? (Or Garage, or Attic, or...)
It's a common sight throughout homes all over this great country of ours: old, silent TV sets that don't work well any longer, or don't work at all. They're often boxy, bulky, and heavy because of that old-tech cathode-ray tube inside.
Or maybe it's the old computer monitors. You know - the ones that came in a variety of colors that were all shades of beige. And they're also heavy, bulky, and awkward because they, too, have a CRT inside.
And that glass funnel CRT also contains anywhere from five to eight pounds of lead.
Fortunately, these things are relatively safe and hard to break. Unfortunately, if they do it's not a good scene. And the lead isn't the only danger.
According to one article,
"The surrounding air will rush violently into the unsealed vacuum in the CRT, spraying broken glass in every direction. Color CRTs may contain mercury or other potentially toxic materials. If the CRT is broken or cracked, these materials may be released and pose a risk of toxic exposure."
Lead, mercury, broken glass... kinda makes you wonder why we keep these things around?
The answer is likely that they are hard to move around and, if you do get them loaded in your car or SUV, you probably can't take it to the dump. In fact, half the states in the Union have banned most CRTs from their landfills and at least 10 have banned all electronics.
Your residential waste management truck won't take them. You certainly can't just put them out on the curb and hope someone will come by and pick them up. And dumping them illegally isn't something you would ever consider.
We get it.
And that's why, at Junk King, we have made it one of our specialties to pick up and properly dispose of any type of old TVs, computer monitors, and every other type of electronic waste item.
Understanding Television Removal and Disposal
Ready to learn everything you ever wanted to know about old TVs in America? Okay, so this isn't going to to tell you everything, but we did put together an informative, illustrated overview of the state of television and computer monitor removal and disposal in the U.S. in this infographic.
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Ultimately, the best option for television removal and disposal is recycling. This is especially true for those old units that no longer work.
What's the best way to do this, you ask? The most efficient and convenient approach for getting your old TV to a recycling center is to call a reputable junk hauling firm like Junk King. And this approach is a great option regardless of whether you’re getting rid of old computer monitors, old CRT televisions, or even newer, flat screen TVs.
Call Junk King Today for Your TV Removal and Disposal
Calling Junk King is an easy and efficient TV and e-waste recycling option.
Junk King can provide you with professional and local junk hauling services all types of used electronics, computers, monitors, and TVs - vintage sets as well as not-so-old ones.
We can also haul away any other excess household junk you have lying around, taking up space.
Junk King has the equipment, resources, and expertise to remove large flat screen TVs and other large electronics up your stairways, your basement steps, or out from your garage. And, no matter what else your junk consists of, Junk King can get it out of your way and out of your home.
We provide an eco-friendly junk removal and disposal service so yo can get rid of any unwanted junk including potentially hazardous electronics in an environmentally safe and green way.
Our professional and insured junk removal team will show up at your home (or office) and we call 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck.
It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. You point and we haul your unwanted TVs and other items into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.
You can make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).