Disposing of the waste is a big challenge, especially when they pose a threat to the environment. When talking about the old TV boxes with CRT tubes (better known as cathode ray tubes) is a problem. Almost 70% of people have already replaced these older TV boxes with the newer ultra-slim television sets; however, some of us still have these older tv sets lying around in our basements, attics, and garages. Now, the task is to find a safe way for residential junk removal. Here are the how and why of disposing of older TVs and other electronic goods.
Recycle Your Old Electronics
Environmentalists and many governments stress that electronic products (also known as the E- products) must be recycled. There are multiple reasons to recycle; here are just a few of the reasons:
Most electronic waste, including older television sets, contain toxic chemicals like lead, mercury, polyvinyl chloride, and chromium. These goods, when disposed of in landfills, result in soil pollution due to leaching. There is also a danger of polluting groundwater. To prevent contamination, these products must be recycled and not dumped in landfills.
The raw materials for assembling and manufacturing the E-products are highly valuable. Valuable raw materials can be utilized in newer systems. The difficulty is extracting the materials. Companies that produce these products need to engineer ways to recycle the elements easier and cheaper.
Further, landfills need to remain usable for more extended periods. If large items such as TV sets are not disposed of in landfills, that goal is attainable. Reusing or recycling offers relief to Mother Nature in terms of exhaustion of resources.
What To Do With Your Old TV Set
Recycle: If you’ve decided to get the old TV set recycled, then you must know how to get it done. Search for electronic recyclers in your area. Some large retail stores that sell electronics also offer recycling programs.
TV Replacement: If replacing your older TV set with a newer one, see if the retailer offers an exchange deal wherein you can save some pennies by bringing in your older set. If the TV is still in working condition, offer it to friends or relatives. List the set on a neighborhood or local area website or Facebook page that have items for sale or for free. It’s better to reuse than to dump.
Junk Removal: If you want an easy way to get rid of your old TV without leaving your home, contact a residential junk removal company. These companies for a small fee will come to your home, pick up unwanted items, and dispose of them properly. Companies like McJunk will dispose of, recycle, or donate the things they pick up, depending on the item and its condition.