Planning to upgrade to a flat screen TV or simply looking to get rid of your current one? Disposing of electronic appliances, like TVs, can be a challenge, and it can also be risky if you’re unaware of the consequences of throwing them in the bin.
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, the Government found approximately 378,200 tonnes of electrical waste in UK households. This indicates a significant amount of this waste ends up in landfills, which is concerning.
As the owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure the responsible disposal of such items. Fortunately, there are several environmentally-friendly methods available, and we’re here to assist you!
How can I dispose of a TV responsibly?
To begin with, the first option is to donate or sell your TV. Before considering this option, however, 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.
In addition, you can donate the item to a friend, relative, or even local charities. Furthermore, less-fortunate individuals would greatly appreciate a decent functioning TV, even if it is an older model.
Alternatively, selling your TV on auction sites is another great option. Moreover, you can advertise it through newspapers or other print publications.
Recycling your TV is another way to dispose of it responsibly. 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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