Television technology has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. Big and bulky CRT televisions have gone the way of the Dodo bird, but if you’re like many people in Marin, you still might have one laying around the house. People do this because these TVs can seem really difficult to move and throw away. Even older flat-screen TVs can be heavy and cumbersome, so we tend to let them sit around rather than putting them to good use.
When you finally need to get rid of an old TV, you can’t simply throw it into the trash for several reasons. First, it probably won’t fit in your normal garbage bin. Second, dropping a television into a normal landfill can be hazardous to both the environment and the local health of the community. CRTs contain cadmium-based phosphorus, several pounds of lead and other highly toxic metals and chemicals. That’s why TV recycling is likely to be your best option for disposal.
The Benefits of Recycling Televisions
If you have an old TV that still works, donating it to a local charity or returning it to the manufacturer may be an option. When your TV doesn’t work, however, TV recycling is clearly the best choice. In fact, there are both federal and state laws that require companies to recycle televisions rather than send them through the normal waste stream. Recycling has a wide range of benefits, including:
- Conserving natural resources like rare earth metals and petroleum
- Supporting local schools and organizations with refurbished units
- Promoting the economy in Sonoma and nearby areas at recycling plants and related businesses
- Protecting the local environment from hazardous materials
Recycling your old television is clearly the right choice, but what about getting it to your local recycling center? At Junk King Sonoma, we eliminate the need for you to haul your old TV yourself. Simply give us a call or schedule an appointment online and we’ll pickup your TV right at your home or office.
Junk King Junk King Sonoma is ready to take any type of old television you have sitting around your home or office. We can take that 30″ bulky CRT that feels like it weighs 100 pounds or those old 17″ LCD monitors that have been laying around your office for years. We can even pickup that huge rear-projection television that’s taking up space in the garage. Our professionals are ready to pickup one or more televisions or monitors of any size and weight.
To get a free quote for your upcoming television pickup, contact us today. At Junk King Sonoma, honesty and integrity are cornerstones of our TV recycling business. We make it easy to schedule an appointment through our online booking system or over the phone.