Thanks to federal, state, and local organizations that lend a helping hand in recycling electronic items, it has become easier than ever to recycle your old TVs. According to Mitch Morgan, aside from regional or local recycling facilities, there are electronics manufacturers that may provide free recycling of junk TVs.
Recycling old TVs instead of just dumping them in the garbage lets you maintain the cleanliness of the environment while keeping it safe from dangerous materials and chemicals found in most electronics today. Aside from recycling TVs, other alternatives include repairing them or donating them to charitable organizations or other needy causes.
There are several ways of recycling junk TVs.
First is that you can buy a new TV set and request it to be delivered. Many companies offer to refurbish or recycle and carry away old TVs for free. You can check with your chosen company before the delivery then arrange the pickup of your old TV.
Don’t throw away your junk TV in a garbage incinerator or landfill since some TVs may contain dangerous materials like lead. Disposing and burning of TVs the wrong way can increase the risks of air and water pollution because of hazardous chemicals. Take your old TV to the electronics recycling facility in your area to show your support for the environment and its safety.
Aside from these common methods, there are still other ways to make the most out of your old TV. Urban Survival Site shares a video on how you can convert your junk TV into a 2000ºF solar cooker that is a great way to recycle old TVs and still get something great out of them.
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