TV repair shops will receive old TVs for recycling and reusing. Perhaps you've seen those businesses highlighted on TV shows, who hire workers to take the televisions apart piece by piece. They retrieve the copper and other metals, divide up the computer boards, plastic housing, and other parts for large buyers and huge recycling centers. See the work that Waste Management and like companies do all over the world.
Check with your City Hall. Our city has a site to bring old electronics (TVs, computers, etc) once or twice a year for free. The rest of the time they charge a fee. Our dump also has two free days a year to clean up things that will not fit into household trash cans. Otherwise they also charge a fee.
Just so you are aware, some stores now charge you a fee to dispose of the new electronics that you buy them. We were charged $7.00. It doesn't seem right, but I guess some people will dump their junk along the roadside, and the taxpayers have to pay to clean it up.
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Here are questions related to Getting Rid of Old TVs.
I would like to know what to do with old TVs? We've accumulated several TVs over the years. They still work fine. Can someone offer a suggestion as to what to do with them? I've tried to give them away and no one wants them. Any advice would be most appreciated. Happy Holidays everyone!
Wow. To see this, that people have so much trouble getting rid of their old TVs really surprises me. I actually go around town in my pickup on trash night looking for old TVs. The ones that work, I resell.
Some don't work but are an easy fix so I fix them and resell too. Some don't work at all. Those are the ones I dismantle. I take out the tin and copper from the insides. When I have a lot of it, I take it to the recycling center for a little extra cash. I've also actually used parts of old TVs for crafts. Once I used the frame of a tv to frame some art. If I see them in the trash or advertised for free on my local craigslist, I will take it. I'm in the Thumb area of Michigan.