In 2006, California became the first state to ban the disposal of electronics, including old TVs, in landfills.
Today, at least 24 states have similar laws that are designed to help prevent landfills from being a place for old TV disposal. Essentially this means that homeowners, renters, and clothes cannot simply toss an old TV out with the rest of the garbage or cram it into a dumpster.
If they do and are found out, then the result would be a fine.
The reason behind these laws is the danger from the cathode ray tubes, or CRTs, those old TVs and computer monitors used. These often massive devices are vacuum tubes containing one or more electron guns, which had beams that were manipulated to display images on a relatively flat, phosphorescent screen.
The problem is that these technological monstrosities often contain as much as pounds of lead.
In addition to the lead, older color and monochrome CRTs may have been manufactured with toxic substances, such as cadmium, in the phosphors.
What adds to the inherent danger of old TVs and other electronic gear is that they can become fragile and run the risk of leakage if allowed to decay in a landfill. While these devices are safe in your home, when exposed to the elements, these CRT-based items can begin to see a breakdown of their chemical components.
And that is not something anyone would want in their air or water supplies.
San Diego, There is a Right Way To Handle Old TV Disposal
Anyone who has ever driven down old back roads or roads that take you through the open country or wooded areas, has likely seen old, household furniture items dumped off the side of the road.
And, sometimes, what you see are old TVs.
Suffice it to say that this is NOT the right way to handle old TV disposal. Dumping any of your old household items like TVs or furniture is illegal. Certainly, it is in San Diego and San Diego County, anyway.
In California, properly disposing of an old TV is regulated by state laws.
In California, it is illegal to dispose of electronic devices (computers, monitors, televisions, and other electronic devices) in regular garbage or recycling containers. However, if you choose to take care of your old TV disposal yourself, you can find an approved recycler to properly dispose of unwanted e-waste here: Earth911 or by visiting this webpage for a list of e-waste recycling locations.
Taking care of old TV disposal shouldn’t be complicated but it can be a challenge to find a drop-off facility that is open when it is convenient for you or one that is close by. Not to mention having to load, haul, and unload those heavy, old TVs and computer monitors yourself. Oh, and the time and gas you spend doing so.
This is a problem that can be easily solved, however, by turning the job over to the team from Junk King San Diego Downtown.
At Junk King, we know exactly how to handle old TV disposal the right way.
Before Junk King San Diego Downtown started carrying out junk removal in the downtown San Diego area, we set up partnerships with local recycling facilities and local charities. Over time, these became our two main sources for all of our recyclable and reusable items drop-offs.
The process means that the actual work of breaking down your old TV doesn’t happen at the initial facility we drop off at, but they, in turn, ship it to another facility that is equipped to handle those particular types of dismantling projects.
This practice is quite common for our industry even though this is all going on “behind the scenes”, so to speak, and the average customer never sees any of this. But the truly important part of this is that you can be sure that Junk King San Diego Downtown will always handle old TV disposal the “right” way – which is the “green” way.
The Advantages of Outsourcing Your Old TV Disposal to Junk King
Taking advantage of Junk King’s old TV disposal service can clear up a lot of room around your house, especially if you have a few of them along with some old computer monitors.
But why stop there?
Once there, you can have our Junk King crew remove all kinds of old furniture, broken-down appliances, or boxes of rubbish from your home all during the same visit. While we specialize in residential junk removal of all types, we are experts at commercial junk removal, as well.
So, do the right thing with your old TV disposal and other junk removals: Hire Junk King San Diego Downtown to handle the job for you from start to finish!
Need Someone to Haul Away Junk for You? Then Make the Call!
Environmentally friendly, top-rated, and professional, pricing that is fair and transparent – Junk King San Diego Downtown checks off all the boxes. Just a simple call (or an appointment booked online) and we can be at your home or place of business in no time.
Because we know you have other choices hauling away your junk, we want you to be confident that our pricing model is the most equitable, fair, and cost-efficient for you.
And we help to make that happen by providing you with free, easy-to-get estimates for all our junk removal services. And we make that happen by giving you four different ways to get a free estimate even before you book a junk hauling appointment with us:
- –On-site: This is the best and most accurate way for us to assess your job and offer you the lowest price and a free on-site estimate.
- –Call us: You can call us at 1-888-888-JUNK or live chat with our knowledgeable customer service representatives to get a free estimate.
- –Text us: Just send a photo or photos of your items to 737-888-5865, and we’ll text you with an estimate.
- –Online: You can also get an estimate yourself! Just click the “Pricing” tab above, scroll to “Pricing Estimator” and then click the green “Launch Pricing Estimator” button.
So, are you ready for Junk King San Diego Downtown to come and haul away your junk for you?
Junk King San Diego Downtown is Ready to Dispose of Your Old TVs the Right Way!
Just one call to Junk King San Diego Downtown is all it takes to have us come to where you are and haul away your junk.
And we are proud to provide professional junk removal and hauling services to the entire downtown San Diego area including Imperial Beach, National City, Ocean Beach, Coronado, Chula Vista, and Point Loma Heights.
And we provide junk removal services that are both green and affordable. So, call Junk King San Diego Downtown today.
When you call, you can tell us about all the junk items you want to haul away from your home, office, or workplace. Once we’re onsite and can see what you have and how much room it will take in our truck, you’ll get a price quote from us in writing that is guaranteed to beat any other competitor’s written estimates.
So, give us a call, and let’s schedule a time that works for you and your busy schedule.
Once you do, our professional and insured junk removal team will be there on time, and we’ll call you 15 to 30 minutes before we arrive on site. After we show up at your home or place of work, all you need to do is simply point and we’ll haul all your junk items into our junk removal truck – and all without any hidden fees or added charges.
Because at Junk King San Diego Downtown, that’s how we roll.
So, are you ready to get rid of your junk? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.
You can make an appointment by booking online or by calling us at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).