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.