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We noticed recently that a local charity had posted a sign near the drop-off entrance that stated they no longer accepted CRT and DLP TVs or rear-projection flat screen HDTVs. But still there were several people wanting to donate their old television set, and they were subsequently turned away to haul their big, heavy TV back to the garage…or worse.
Rather than lug their old TV home again, you unfortunately find that people leave their outdated television nearby or dump it in a non-dump area. Those are not viable options. Storing it inside the home isn’t a pleasant thought either, but it happens. In fact, according to the Electronics Recycling Coordination Clearinghouse study, in 2015, Americans were storing about five billion pounds of CRT televisions in their homes.
There’s a better solution. Instead of having to figure out how to get your oversized television into your family car, then gathering the family to help lift it. Call 123JUNK. We’re experts at hauling and lifting, and you never have to leave the couch…except to open the front door, of course, once we arrive.
What’s great about 123JUNK is that we have plenty of charitable partners who would love to have your old television. We partner with organizations who furnish refugees from other countries with household goods, and others who sell items to raise money to build housing for our local residents. To them, your old TV is like gold.
Another reason to call 123JUNK is to prevent your old TV from going into the landfill. Televisions, computer monitors and other electrical equipment contain non-recyclable and hazardous materials that can infect our soil and water with toxins. It is not unusual to find toxic substances including mercury, lead, beryllium and cadmium within an electronic device. Older CRT, or cathode ray tube, TVs contain lead in their glass tubes—up to six pounds of it. LED and Plasma TVs do not contain lead.
If your old TV is working, we’ll deliver it to whatever charity can use it. If not, we’ll take it to the recycling center where it can be stripped for re-usable materials and disposed of properly.
Don’t strain your back or your brain trying to figure out how to dispose of your old TV. Call 123JUNK. We serve families and businesses throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Call us today from the comfort of your favorite TV-watching chair and watch us get to work. We can be there as soon as tomorrow in many cases. Contact us today.
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