Television sets are categorised as electronic waste. Electronic waste results from every kind of material that is plugged to a power supply or uses a battery. Procedures for correct disposal of electronic waste such as TV, mobile phones, DVD and CD players, kitchen appliances such as fridge and microwave, computers and associated parts, mouse, keyboard and printers, should be followed to avoid any penalties and fines.
These electronic devices are made up of chemicals and components such as lead, chromium and cadmium that should not be released in the atmosphere carelessly. These chemicals and components are hazardous and should be treated appropriately by a professional before being disposed of.
Although televisions have a longer life span, they are often replaced quickly with newly advanced models that are introduced in the market. Whether you need to get rid of your old television sets of broken new televisions, here are some ways to dispose of it without breaking any laws.
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There are laws in Sydney that prevent people from leaving e-waste such as TV sets outside for trash pick-up. Some garbage removal companies also have rules that prohibit households from leaving TVs out for collection. In return, most companies offer people an option to drop off their unused TV sets for recycling. If your garbage disposal company has no option to collect old TVs recycling, you can look out for other recycling programs within your area.
These programs can easily be identified by doing a simple search on the internet. Alternatively, you can return your TV to the manufacturer so that they can recycle it themselves. Please note, not all manufacturers accept the old set back. You will have to call in advance to know if your set qualifies to be reused.
Some people do not get new TV sets because their old ones are not functioning. Instead, it is because they want to upgrade to a bigger or more updated set. In this case, instead of throwing the TV away, you can give it out to a family member, a friend or colleague who may be in need of the TV set. Additionally, you can donate the TV to a nonprofit agency such as a local school, church, nursing homes or homeless shelters. Ensure the TV set is working properly and is in good condition before putting it up for donation. Donating the TV will ensure it is used to its fullest extent before it is taken for recycling. In addition, it will be an opportunity to put a smile on someone’s face.
If your television set is still functioning well, you can put it up for sale. Nowadays, selling items has been made easy through the internet. You can post the TV to sell on online retailers such as Amazon or eBay. It is advisable to sell the TV locally to minimise the cost of shipping. Encourage the buyer to pick up the TV themselves, to minimise the cost of transportation. You can also sell your television in a garage sale if you have a house cleanup or if you are moving. Remember, the goal is to get rid of the TV, therefore, put the selling price on the low to attract potential buyers.
Since most television sets are bulky, removing and disposing of them can be a tedious task. With the many regulations and laws put by the authorities to instruct how one can remove the TV, it can be a headache trying to get rid of the old television set in the house. Moreover, understating the dangers of careless disposal makes one take up the duty of disposing of the television set responsibly.
If you have an old TV set you would like to dispose of it safely, contact Paul’s Rubbish Removal. We are a professional Rubbish Removal company in Sydney. With over a decade of experience in e-waste disposal, we will collect your TV set from your house and help to dispose of it for you. As a leading rubbish removal team, we are highly conscious of where our garbage and waste goes. That is why most of our trash is sorted for recycling and upcycling.
Contact Paul’s Rubbish Removal today on 0407 125 125 for a free price estimate for your television removal over the phone.