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Why You Should Always Recycle TV Sets

November 8, 2017.

To you, it’s a window to the world. To the environment, your old television is a box full of chromium, mercury, cadmium, lead and chemical flame retardants. When it’s time for your TV set to move on to the big living room in the sky, it’s vital you take responsible steps toward disposal for a number of reasons.

State and local laws are often more strict than federal guidelines, which means it may be illegal to dispose of your set in a landfill. Aside from potential legal complications, irresponsible disposal poses a number of risks with potentially serious consequences.

You Don’t Have to Be “Green” to Recycle TV Sets

While there are many who feel strongly about protecting the environment,  you don’t have to be an eco-warrior to see the importance of recycling this particular type of product.

There are direct consequences for the negligent disposal of e-waste and they can be readily apparent. The leaching of heavy metals into groundwater poses an immediate health risk to those in your community, with children being especially susceptible to their effects. Lead and mercury are highly toxic and they’re present in almost all electronic waste.

If you’re dealing with a legacy set featuring an old cathode ray tube, the environmental risks increase dramatically. These contain an average of six pounds of lead each, and were almost always melted down for the construction of new tubes when CRT sets were popular. These days, the glass laden with lead is no longer in high demand because CRTs aren’t used. The technology is obsolete and recycling programs difficult to find.

Keep lead and other contaminants from leaching into groundwater to create health problems for people in your community. Recycle your television set when it’s no longer operational.

The Quick and Easy Way to Dispose of a TV

Navigating the complex web of municipal services isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, nor is the prospect of locating the right electronics recycling center for one particular type of waste. Add to that the enormous hassle of moving a heavy, unwieldy CRT, and you have a recipe for procrastination.

Major retailers and manufacturers often offer recycling programs, which were once free of charge through most locations. These days, pickup comes at an additional cost and you have no real way of guaranteeing your waste isn’t being shipped to a developing country for unregulated processing.

At Jiffy Junk, we know how important it is to protect the community. Our trained and experienced technicians will come to your home or business in the Nassau and Suffolk Counties area to offer full white-glove service so you can feel good about your decision while reclaiming space in your house. We’ll uninstall and remove your set, leaving the space clean-swept and dust-free. We’ll haul away and recycle tv sets, along with other electronics, in full compliance with all laws and in the most responsible manner possible. Don’t let your old TV set take up space and cramp your style.

Call today: 844-543-3966.

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