A growing concern for many cities is what to do with all of our electronic waste. This is no different here in Albany as many residents are replacing their old devices with newer models. This is especially true for televisions as folks make the switch over to HDTV. If you’ve ever gone to an electronics store and has seen the crystal-clear pictures provided by HDTV then you know what you’ve been missing. It’s hard to go back your old set after something like that! As a way of providing a method of getting rid of electronic waste the city of Albany has stepped up and provided a procedure to handle this type of disposal. Unfortunately, it might not be the most convenient of programs.
If you want to get rid of unwanted electronics like your television you can take them to the Department of General Services Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM and “deposit them in the convenient drop-off area located in the parking lot.” The other option would be bring those same electronic devices to the scheduled Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics drop-off events. These are scheduled throughout the year and you can check back to the city of Albany website to find out the dates. Although noble, what’s the common denominator with these programs? You have to do all the work.
If you’re dropping off an old television that means you need to find someone to help you move it out of your house and load it into your car. That might work if you’ve got a friend with muscles and a big enough car otherwise you would be out of luck. The other problem is the restrictive nature of the times for the drop-off. If you work Monday through Friday it’s going to be hard to drop-off that old television during those work hours. You could try to squeeze in some time during your lunch break but then you would have an old TV sitting in your car that might prove to be too tempting a target. There is a better way.
An alternative to you doing all the work is to hire a team of professional junk haulers like Junk King Capital District to come to your house and remove the old television. This means they’ll be working on your schedule. If a Saturday morning pickup works better for you then that’s when it can be scheduled for. They’ll also do all the heavy lifting. All you really need to do is unplug that old television set. Once these professional movers have loaded up your old television you can also get them to fill up their truck with any other junk you want to get rid of. You’re not going to be able to drop-off old furniture, an unused mattress or a refrigerator at the city’s drop-off center. But when you hire the professional haulers like Junk King’s team they’ll have no trouble filling up their truck with all your junk. That’s a much better use of your time and energy!