How to Throw Out an Old Television

How to Throw Out an Old Television

If you’re someone with an old television in your home collecting dust⁠— don’t fret. You’re not alone. Practically every household has had the problem of an old television sitting past its expiration date, waiting to be thrown out. And old televisions are big and heavy, almost as if they’re designed to scrape your hands and hurt your back when you pick them up. To remove your appliances you might want to contact a junk removal service.

But there’s another problem: you can’t just throw out televisions in the garbage bin. Old televisions contain harmful chemicals and components that need to be safely handled with by professionals. That’s why it’s important to call a professional junk removal service to take away your old television.

Alternatively, you can try one of these methods of television removal if you want to do it yourself.

Donate Your Television

If you’ve got an old TV sitting around, consider donating them to your local Goodwill, Salvation Army, or even a school or retirement home. You may have to load up the television in your car or truck and drive to them personally, though. Local video game stores or public libraries are also an option since many of them still use older televisions.

And since you’re donating your television, you’re also saving the environment and helping someone else. This is a much better option than just throwing your television out. 

Recycle Your Old TV

You can also choose to recycle your television if donating it isn’t an option. Depending on your state, you can recycle your television using different services. 

When you choose to recycle a television, you’re doing good by allowing old components that are still in good condition to be salvaged and reused for another product. So it’s a win-win for the environment and other businesses.

One option for recycling is to find a local Best Buy or Walmart, as those retailers offer old appliance-hauling services for individuals in need. For example, Best Buy accepts old CRTs under 32 inches and flatscreen LED TVs under 50 inches, as long as you pay a fee of $25, of course.

Sell Your Old TV 

You can use different online sites like Amazon or eBay, or sell it physically on websites like Craigslist. Selling your television can net you some extra cash and also provide someone in need with a television. 

When selling a television, you’ll have to most likely clean it up and make sure it’s in working condition. Some individuals do buy broken televisions to repair, but it’ll be much harder selling an old, broken television than one that works. 

Make sure the buyer knows the working condition and all other plug-ins before you finalize the transaction. With older televisions, buyers need to know that the television works before handing it over.

Have a Yard Sale

If your house has a big enough space, you can host a yard or garage sale to get rid of your old television. Especially if it’s still functional. And on the plus side, potential buyers will be able to visit your house and make sure the television works, too.

You’re also more likely to sell the television if it comes with its original remote— or if not, a replacement remote and working batteries will do.

Call a Professional Junk Removal Service

The final option is to call a professional to remove your old television for you. You’ll be able to save a ton of effort and hassle, and experts will be able to take care of your old television needs on your own schedule. Why not try calling a professional today? 

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