How to Dispose of Old TVs and Radios Responsibly

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The IoT has actually taken over almost everything. Basically, nowadays, it is difficult to find someone without an electronic. Of course, functional electronics are useful, but what happens when they are spoiled and you would like to buy new ones. Many people struggle with responsible disposing of electronics.

For easy comprehension, we are going to focus on responsible disposal of old TVs and radios.

  • Repurpose the item At home

Repurposing is one of the ways of disposing of old TVs and radios responsibly. In fact, it is one of the best methods to use. This is because it ensures that the item is put back in use, and the environment is not affected in any way. Repurposing involves finding creative ways to use the item again in your home.

One of the things you can do is use an old TV set as a flower vase, especially if it is a CRT Television (the ones with “big backs”). You can just cut out the top area and remove everything that is inside. You can then fill the void with sand. Thereafter just place the plants of your choice inside, and watch them flourish.

  • Find a Trade-In Program

Trading-in involves exchanging an old TV/radio with a new device you like. Most of the time, you will be requested to add some few coins so that you can top up to the value of the item you would like to get. In such cases, the amount you will be asked to add highly depends on the value of your old TV/radio.

  • Talk to Recycling Experts

Recycling is also another way of disposing of radios and TVs responsibly. The best way to go when it comes to recycling is to call in the experts. You can just look for local recycling facilities and visit their offices.

You can then talk to them and organise when you can take the items to the facility and at what time. However, in some cases, recycling facilities come for the items themselves. If you are lucky, you can get such services, and everything will be taken care of once the item is in their possession.

  • Visit E-Waste Collection Events

In most parts of the world, environmentally conscious organisations set up waste collection events. If you would like to get rid of your old TV/radio, you can look up online for any e-collection event near you. Thereafter take advantage of such an opportunity and dispose of your radio/TV there.

  • Give the TV/Radio away for free

Giving away your radios/TVs for free is another way of getting rid of them responsibly. You can just ask around for friends and family members who among them would want a TV/radio. There are high chances you will find someone who is in need.

If you fail to get someone, you always give it away by putting it on your curb. You then place a sign that says “For Free” next to it. This way, anyone passing by would know that you are giving it away at no cost. Therefore, anyone who wants it can just pick it up and go.

  • ‘Return to sender’

‘Return to Sender’ entails taking your old TV and radio back to where bought it. There are some retailers that actually recycle items for their clients. Some do not actually do it themselves, but they have connections. They collect TVs and radio and take them to the relevant parties for recycling.

Conclusion

Responsible disposal of TV/radios is very important. There are many ways of ensuring this happens, and you can choose whichever method you like. Aside from those highlighted above, people can also use trusted rubbish removal companies. A good example is Paul’s Rubbish Removal.

Paul’s Rubbish Removal is a world-class waste disposal company. One of the things we handle is electronic waste like old TVs and radios. We collect them and make sure that they are disposed of responsibly. Therefore if you wish to get rid of your old TV/radio the right way, we are the people to hire.

Call us on 0407 125 125.

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