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Call on Junk King for TV Disposal and Recycling

Santa’s sleigh is virtually in sight as the holiday season comes into focus. For millions of Americans that means updating their televisions. This translates into more LED and LCD televisions hitting the streets and making their way into homes. This old-for-new television swap underscores the importance of responsible recycling.

Hands placing TV in dumpster These newer televisions are definitely more eco-friendly than their cathode-ray tube (CRT) predecessors but updating old with new certainly raises a few environmental concerns. But what the heck are CRT televisions? What do they look like? In short, the older CRT televisions were built much thicker and “boxier” than the flatscreens you see today.

These older television (maybe you have one in your basement or attic right now?) need to be responsibly disposed of so that their toxic, harmful components don’t slowly degrade in landfills. If that happens, these older televisions can leach into the soil or water. Clearly, nobody wants that, least of all the planet…The solution?

Environmentally Responsible TV Disposal 

California has very strict laws when it comes to recycling potentially harmful electronics (e-waste) per the Electronic Waste Recyling Act of 2003. The idea there is to reduce the incidence of illegal dumping and the amount of hazardous waste that would otherwise threaten to get into the soil and water through landfills.

Certainly not a bad idea. Fortunately, Junk King can do the heavy lifting in terms of lugging these heavier CRT televisions out of your home. Many homeowners are understandably reluctant to cart off these kinds of televisions because they can be bulky, heavy, and they last for 20 years or more. That longevity and bulkiness means they can collect cobwebs.

These “boxier” CRT televisions can actually be somewhat fragile inside, which is surprising because they look so robust on the outside. The average old television contains eight pounds of lead and other potentially dangerous heavy metals like cadmium and mercury.

In many cases, the glass screen is all that’s holding in these heavy metals from polluting the environment. No bueno! The other thing to bear in mind is that these older televisions can’t be left out on the curb and taken away, easy-peasy, by the munipical trash service. That’s where Junk King comes in.

Call on Junk King for Donation or Recycling 

Ready for a junk free life? Junk King can help you donate or recyle your obsolete television so that the potentially hazardous components can stay out of landfills or perhaps be put to use by a needy family or recycled for other means. The average family updates their television every few years and might have one or two lingering about in their homes, so the supply is definitely there.

The decision of whether to donate or recycle in terms of tv disposal will invariably boil down to whether your old television actually turns on and functions or not. If your CRT television or older LED television turns on but has been replaced ans shelved, then donation might make more sense. If your television doesn’t even function or the screen is cracked, then recycling wins out.

Junk King will haul away a variety of electronic (e-waste) including but not limited to: old copier machines (residential and commerical), computers (laptops and desktops), monitors, printers, shredders, and of course televisions (both CRT and flat screen televisions are taken by Junk King). TV disposal doesn’t need to be difficult.

Though folks tend to think about the precious, semi-precious, and heavy metals in these devices as harmful to the environment, they’re also labor intensive to mine and could be valuable in their own right. Copper, silver, gold, and palladium are tough to find and mine – they are also valuable and can be recovered from obsolete cell phones and other electronic devices.

Set up an appointment with Junk King to kick off the process of being more environmentally conscious with your e-waste and keeping these valubale, finite resources (e..g, gold and palladium) in circulation through recyling. Book online and save $20 on your next appointment!

Why TV Recycling Is the Way to Go

When your TV stops working or goes obsolete, you have to replace it. But what do you do with the old junk when the municipal garbage haulers don’t televisions by the curb?

If it’s in a usable state, you can sell or donate it. Otherwise, consider TV recycling. We have skipped the option of sending your TV to the landfill for some good reasons, which we shall discuss later.

Donating or Selling Your TV

People offloading Televisions at a Recycling CenterFor a working TV, look for a needy person in the community and give it to them. You may as well find charities who gladly accept old items. Alternatively, list it on online platforms like Sell.com and fetch yourself some cash. However, you’ll not always find interested people just because the appliance is working.

TV Recycling: Why Recycle?

Most electronic appliances contain toxic materials like lead, cadmium, mercury, and beryllium. Traditional televisions with cathode ray tubes (CRT) have a unique problem. Their glass tubes contain about six pounds of lead, but the amount may vary with the gadget’s size.

Flat screens also contain a range of harmful elements. If leaked into the soil or water systems, these chemicals can have life-threatening consequences. Therefore, the government discourages the disposal of televisions in landfills to prevent pollution.

Furthermore, some electronics contain parts made of valuable metals, including gold, silver, aluminum, and copper. Steel, plastic, and glass are also recyclable. Therefore, it makes more sense to reprocess reusable parts instead of throwing everything away.

TV Recycling Process

For a CRT television, the process is a little more complicated than that of flat screens. It begins with extracting the cathode ray tube from the TV body. The shell goes straight to recycling with regular electronic waste.

The second step involves shredding the screen and tube to reduce their size. The recycling plant disposes of any glass dust generated.

Next is passing the broken glass under magnets to collect iron and steel. The remaining material passes through Eddy Currents to remove copper and aluminum. The accumulated metals can proceed to reuse.

The remaining glass is cleared of phosphorus, oxides, and dust in a washing line. Finally, a sorting line separates glass with lead from unleaded glass. Both the products become raw materials for new screens or other applications.

Transporting Your TV

Most recycling plants and manufacturers won’t come over to pick your old television. As a result, many people keep their broken TVs in the basement or somewhere in the yard.

Instead of keeping the junk, you can transport it to a recycling center in your truck. Most traditional televisions are remarkably massive. Therefore, it’s essential to ask for assistance when moving it from your home to the truck. You should also secure it firmly in the vehicle for it to arrive intact.

Professional TV Recycling Service

Why take on the risky and arduous task when you can hire professional TV disposal and recycling service in your area? You could hurt your back or get injured when transporting it by yourself. If you don’t own a truck, you may have to borrow or rent one for the job.

A company with an experienced TV removal team will provide the workforce needed to haul the old television out of your home safely. They will do all the heavy lifting, saving you the hassle of taking the box to the curb. The squad will also know where to drop the TV for proper, eco-friendly recycling and disposal.

TV Disposal and Recycling in Sonoma

Do you have a broken TV that’s doing nothing but collecting dust in your home? Get rid of it today. Apart from purging harmful substances, you’ll allow the world to make the best use of its reusable components. Invite Junk King for professional and cost-effective TV removal services today.

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TV Recycling: The Best Way to Recycle Your Old TV

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.

Worker holding television at a TV recycling centerWhen 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.

We Take It All

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.

Appliance Disposal – Some Important Facts to Consider

When it comes to moving heavy appliances, it is better to leave the work to the experienced haulers. It takes more than muscle to lift these massive appliances; in-depth strategy is also necessary. In some cases, moving equipment is required to ensure a safe haul. If you are thinking about getting rid of an appliance of any sort, do not attempt a DIY (do it yourself) removal project. You run the risk of damaging your home or even hurting yourself when attempting to move an appliance. It is better to let the experienced junk haulers at Junk King do the work.

Appliance Disposal You can Feel Good About

Appliance Disposal Junk King refuses to haul appliances directly to the scrap heap. If the appliance is still working or can be repaired, it might be possible to donate it. Furthermore, parts of the appliance might be recyclable. Let Junk King haul away your appliances and other unwanted items and you will rest easy knowing the greenest junk specialists in the country are exhausting every avenue for re-purposing and recycling. In fact, many of our junk hauling trucks operate on bio diesel made from environmentally-friendly petroleum and other renewable resources. This is appliance disposal you can feel good about!

The Challenge of Removing Appliances

If you are intimidated by the prospect of moving a large appliance, your thinking is justified. Moving an appliance any more than a couple feet takes considerable effort. Even if you have a friend or family member to help, moving the appliance might prove extraordinarily difficult. In fact, moving a large or heavy appliance out of the room might prove impossible. Do the smart thing by contacting Junk King for prompt appliance removal. This way, you won’t have to worry about hurting yourself, damaging your home or finding a place to drop off a massive appliance. Our junk haulers will do all the work on your behalf.

Let the Experienced Haulers Transport Your Appliance

Though it might be tempting to haul an appliance on your own, especially if you own a truck, this type of project is best left to those with experience. As an example, refrigerators and freezers pose a threat in the form of refrigerants that can harm the environment and lead to a significant fine. Other items feature display panels and microprocessors loaded with hazardous and toxic materials. Even a small amount of such toxic material can compromise the integrity of our water and land. The bottom line is only the experienced junk haulers who understand all of the risks associated with transporting an appliance should tackle a project of this magnitude.

Appliance Disposal Done Right is Beneficial to all Parties

Everyone can win if you decide to let the experienced junk haulers haul away your appliances. Plan ahead for your appliance haul, lean on the experts to do the work and this careful removal really will prove mutually beneficial to you, future generations and the environment. When appliances are disposed of in the proper manner, their metals decompose, leak into the soil and cause iron and lead to contaminate our groundwater.

As another example, consider the improper removal of air conditioners that leak Freon into the atmosphere. Freon damages the ozone layer. The proper removal and recycling of air conditioners and other appliances with such chemicals protects the atmosphere as well as our planet.

Contact Junk King for Your Appliance Haul

If you have one or several appliances you would like to get rid of, let us handle the job. Give Junk King a call at (707) 744-4254 or online to schedule your haul.

TV Disposal: Do it the Right Way

TV Disposal: Do It The Right Way Junk-King SonomaIf you own a TV that you would like to get rid of because it is broken or has been replaced, don’t merely put it out to the curb and hope someone will swing by to pick it up. That’s not an environmentally responsible way to get rid of a TV. Rain could ruin it or it might sit for weeks until the city’s large item removal squad comes by.  Instead, recycle or donate your old TV to help out the planet or someone who can get some use out of your old screen. Let’s take a look at the many ways to dispose of a TV.

Why Recycling Analog and Flat Screen TVs is a big Deal

In decades past, people did not give considerable thought as to how electronics should be disposed. There wasn’t as much of a focus on the environment, sustainability and recycling. Today, people are more aware of our finite resources, the sensitive environment and the type of world we would like to pass on to future generations. Recycling old electronics like TVs is all about preserving landfill space, preventing a poisoning of the planet and getting more utility out of our raw materials.

If your TV still works, try to pass it on to someone who will get some use out of it like a family member, friend or co-worker. Do not hesitate to donate a working TV to a social services agency or Goodwill. If the TV is out of commission, it should be brought to a recycling center where it will be re-used and if necessary, disposed of in an environmentally safe manner. There are also online e-Steward programs available that are regulated by a stringent certification program. There are even “takeback” programs hosted by the top brands and retailers. You can send or drop off the products for free even if they do not function and the manufacturer will ensure that it is either recycled or disposed of in the proper manner. If there is a Staples or Best Buy in your vicinity, call them to verify that they have a comprehensive electronics collection initiative. These two retailers have been helping consumers recycle old TVs for years.

Lean on the Recycling Pros at Junk King for TV Disposal Done Right

Do the planet and humanity a big favor by not dumping your old TV in a dumpster or discarding it in another area. TVs contain all sorts of poisonous chemicals. The picture tubes have pounds of harsh toxic lead and nasty heavy metals. There are even brominated flame retardants in TV circuit boards and cabinets. Those who have a front projector that they would like to get rid of should always bring it to a professional for recycling or have it taken away by a junk hauler like Junk King. We can get rid of the harmful Krypton 85 found in front projectors in a manner that does not compromise the integrity of our precious living space.

Junk King can Recycle Your TV and Other Items

If you would like to get rid of your old electronics or are moving to a new home, give Junk King a call. We’ll drive to your residence or office, pick up all those heavy old items and recycle or eliminate these items in an environmentally friendly manner. You can feel good about getting rid of your old TV when you have the hauling and recycling experts at Junk King do the work for you. Give us a call today at 1.888.888.JUNK (5865) and check us out on the web.

Sonoma Old TV Disposal

get rid of old televisionAre you ready for football season? You’ve got your home team jersey, your schedule, your best nacho recipe and your fantasy league all fired up and ready to go. What you might be missing is a decent television to watch the games on. Maybe this is the year that you’re finally going to break down and get that big screen flat TV. There has never been a better time to buy a TV like this. Back when flat screens first came onto the market the average cost for a decent set started around $10,000. Not you can get an amazing TV at a fraction of that cost. Plug in the surround sound system and you’re good to go not only for football but for movies, too! Since you spend a lot of time with your television don’t you deserve to have the best quality picture and sound?

A good approach to buying a new flat screen would be to head out to your local appliance store and check out the stock. See which TV had a good picture and is the size that you want. Then take note of the make and model. With the right app, you could scan the tag on the in-store television and find a cheaper price. Show that to the store you’re in and they’ll probably match it. If not, get home and log onto the Internet. You might find an amazing deal on Amazon for the same TV you saw in the store.

While you’re waiting for your new screen to ship, you have the time to call up Junk King for a Television Disposal appointment. This is not something you want to stick in a spare room or down the basement. If you’re never going to plug that old TV set in why hold onto it? Of course, you can’t throw it out with the trash because along with computers and office equipment a television is considered e-waste. That means it has to be properly disposed of at a certified recycling center. When you hire Junk King Sonoma that is just where you’re old TV will wind up.

The Junk King crew who will show up for your removal appointment will have no problem loading up your old set onto the back of their truck. When that is done you can also turn over any other unwanted bulky item to them. This is your shot to finally clear out your closets and garage of all the clutter. Give it all to Junk King Sonoma and let it be gone from your life for good!

Junk King Sonoma
1364 N. McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Hours: M-Sa: 8A-5P

Providing junk removal services to the Sonoma area, including:

Annapolis
Cloverdale
Cotati
Fulton
Geyserville
Glen Ellen
Graton
Healdsburg
Kenwood
Penngrove
Petaluma
Rohnert Park
Santa Rosa
Sebastopol
Sonoma
Windsor
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