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Are you planning on upgrading to a flat screen TV or just trying to get rid of your TV? Disposing of any electronic appliances can be quite a challenge and also risky if you are unaware of the outcomes of throwing it in a bin bag.

Electrical items contain components that can be harmful when dumped into landfill, causing serious harm to our environment. So it’s worth taking time to find out how to dispose of your TV responsibly.

Here at Skip It, we can help you dispose of your TV responsibly and ensure your safety and that of the environment.

Why is it important to dispose of your TV responsibly?

An average TV is made of multiple components, including plastic, steel and aluminium, along with several hazardous toxins, such as flame retardants, cadmium, beryllium and bisphenol-A, hence the crossed-out bin (WEEE) symbol on your TV.

Incorrect disposal of such items can allow these toxins to be released, potentially harming you in the process. If you throw your TV into a regular bin bag, it will be transported into a landfill site where it can pose serious danger to the public and environment.

According to Environment Agency, approximately 378,200 tonnes of electrical waste were found by the Government in UK households, meaning that a concerning amount of this type of waste ends up in landfills. The surrounding natural habitat, wildlife and human health could be severely at risk if individuals continue to throw away their TVs along with regular waste.

It is therefore the owner’s duty to ensure responsible disposal of such items –

And there are plenty of environmentally-friendly ways to do so! Don’t worry if these methods are unfamiliar to you just yet, we are here to help!

How can I dispose of a TV responsibly?

The first option is to donate or sell your TV. You must first inspect your TV for signs of damage. If the screen is not broken, all the cords and remotes appear to be in order and the picture looks fine, you may consider this option.

You can donate the item to a friend, relative or even to local charities. Less-fortunate individuals would greatly appreciate a decent functioning TV, even if it is an older model.

Selling your TV on auction sites is another great option. You can advertise it through newspapers or another print publication.

Another way to dispose of your TV responsibly is by recycling it. You may take it to the next Currys PC World or recycling centre. If you have trouble locating the nearest places to recycle your electrical item, Recycle Now’s Recycling Locator tool can help you find one quickly.

But if you want the fastest and most convenient solution while maintaining your commitment to high environmental standards, perhaps the smartest way to dispose of your TV is by booking Skip It’s Wait & Load, Household Clearance or Skip Hire services. Whether it is domestic or commercial waste, we provide a variety of collection services.

We are strongly committed to recycling and disposing of items responsibly in order to protect the environment. In fact, 95 per cent of all the waste we collect is recycled.

If you would like to learn more about our services and ways to dispose of your TV, contact our friendly and professional team today and find out which service suits you best!

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Pia Subramaniam

23rd May 2019

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