One of the most important household items is the television, so it is important to know how to dispose of an old one properly and if a skip hire company can help.
Technology is moving at a fast rate with brands creating new and improved models all the time, this means that older televisions are being disposed of more regularly than ever.
For this blog, Staffordshire Skip Hire will explain all the ways you can dispose of your old TV safely.
The Many Ways to Dispose of an Old TV
Old TV’s are part of the hazardous waste group which means it can have a large environmental impact if it is not disposed of properly. Rather than ending up in landfill, they require special attention to make sure they are not harming the planet.
Here are some ways you can get rid of an old television that is still working –
Donation – To prevent your old TV becoming unnecessary waste you could donate it to family, friends or to a charity that may have a collection service.
Retailer Exchange – A lot of retailers will offer customers the opportunity to part exchange their old TV for a newer model. This service ensures it is recycled correctly and is often run by brands looking to improve their environmental compliance and performance.
Re-Sale – Selling your old TV is another way to stop unnecessary waste and also earn some cash. Sites such as eBay, Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace all allow you to list old TV’s.
How to Dispose of Broken TV’s
If your old TV no longer functions, it needs to be classed as waste and disposed of correctly. Here are some options for getting rid of broken televisions –
Local Council – Most councils offer a collection service for old electricals such as TVs. It is always best to check with your local council if they offer this service and if there is a waiting list.
Council-Operated Transfer Station – Getting in touch with a local council operated waste transfer station or recycling centre is another option. Not every centre will accept old TVs, so it is worth checking in advance of taking them there. Once a waste transfer station has your old television you can guarantee it will be recycled in an environmentally friendly manner.
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If you have any more questions about how to dispose of your old television responsibly, please get in touch with Staffordshire Skip Hire.