Monthly Archives: February 2011

Make Your Old Television History – Columbus TV Disposal

If you’re thinking about getting rid of the old television in your Columbus home, your best option is to call up a local Columbus TV disposal company like Junk King. You can’t dump your old set out with the garbage and if it’s no longer any good, donating is not an option. While you’re waiting for the pickup crew to come by, you might be interested in a few television factoids. First, let’s look at the word “television” itself. Television is actually a combination of the Greek word “tele” which means far and the Latin word “visio” meaning site.
Believe it or not, television has been around for a long while. Way back in 1927, inventor Philo Farnsworth created the world’s first working television system. His first demonstration of this new fangled gadget was September 1st, 1928. The program? An image of a Felix the Cat doll spinning on a record turntable. In fact, that was the only show on the air for several years while engineer worked on refining the system. Technically, there were really just two studios beaming the image back and forth while the worked out the kinks. Flash ahead to the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. These became the world’s first regular television broadcast although that broadcast was only available in two German cities.
At the 1939 World’s Fair, U.S. citizens got their first peak and the box that would soon take over their lives. Just as TV was catching on, WWII broke out and put the brakes on television. It was until 1948 when conductor Arturo Toscanini and his orchestra took to the airwaves. They were paired up with the Texaco Star Theater staring comedian Milton Berle. This variety/sketch show was the first official “must see TV” hit. The rest, as they say, is history.
Which brings us full circle to the set you’re getting ready to toss out. As classifications go, your television is considered electronic garbage or e-waste. This type of junk requires special handling. If a television is merely smashed up in the back of a garbage truck, it can release some harmful materials. This is why hiring a crew to take away your TV and properly dispose of it makes the most sense. You might be thinking that is seems silly to hire someone to take away your television. Well, you could always stick it in your garage or basement but then it’s just going to collect dust. The other option is to toss out more junk.
Why not make the most out of  television disposal pickup by targeting more junk that can be hauled away in this one trip? It doesn’t have to be e-waste, just waste. Things like old furniture, kitchen appliances or car parts could be tossed on the back of the same truck and taken away. You get a new TV, more space and the satisfaction of knowing your old television set isn’t going to hurt anybody. That’s a gold medal win all around.

For the best in old TV disposal in Columbus, OH give Junk King a call.  Simply dial 1-888-888-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.

Columbus Refrigerator Disposal

Here’s something you don’t hear every day, “Honey, can you pass me that side of beef?”  That’s a lot of meat. However, it’s not all that unusual for families with healthy appetites to consume that much beef in a year, at a minimum. One way to keep food costs down is by actually ordering up a side of beef from a butcher then freezing the different parts. Want some steak for dinner? You’re covered. Need some ground beef for tacos? Not a problem. You’ll find that having that much frozen beef on hand could actually get your through six to eight months of meals.
Of course the question then becomes where are you going to put all that frozen meat? Most folks around Columbus, Ohio have figured out that having a dedicated freezer is the way to go. This can be a unit that’s kept in the garage or basement and can always be kept stocked. Even if you want to adapt your current fridge for some bulk frozen items you might not have the room. Perhaps it’s time for a new refrigerator. As you plan for that, you should also plan on removing the old ice box with a crew that is dedicated to refrigerator disposal – Junk King Columbus.
You might have found it easy to pull your fridge away from the wall to do a quick mop up. Moving that appliance a couple of feet is nothing compared to carrying out the front door and loading it up on a truck. To accomplish that you need muscle, experience and the right equipment. Do have those items at your disposal? And don’t forget the truck to take it all away. Simply put, it just makes sense to hire a local based Columbus refrigerator disposal company like Junk King to haul off that unit.
Some folks have decided they don’t need to get rid of their old refrigerator when it can live in the garage or on the back porch. Typically this occurs when they weren’t able to move it any further! The problem with your own disposal is that you might be breaking the law. There is a statue on the books in Columbus that prohibits anyone from having a refrigerator on their property that isn’t being used to food storage without taking off the door or locking it. Even if you don’t have kids within a twenty mile radius of your place, you could still get into trouble by leaving busted fridge with its door on.
Now it wouldn’t make sense for a business to only remove old refrigerators. Chances are that the Columbus company you contact to take away the fridge can also haul other large items as well. Do you have a sofa that needs to be taken away? What about some junk in the garage? Maybe the old fridge has a “cousin”  in the form of a rusted stove or broken washing machine. Getting rid of one major piece of junk could mean clearing out a whole bunch of junk. Then you’ll defiantly have room for that side of beef!
For the best in refrigerator disposal services, or any hauling job, simply call Junk King Columbus at 1-800-995-JUNK or book a free on site estimate online.