This holiday season many of you will be buying a new TV or maybe a new computer. So, what do you do with the old set you'll be replacing?
This is hard to believe, but many people just throw out their old TV. This is REALLY BAD for the environment.
Televisions can be recycled! Like many other electronics, TVs contain chemicals that, if disposed of improperly, can damage our health and the environment. Responsible TV disposal, such as professional recycling, is important to prevent these chemicals from unnecessarily polluting the air and water. Plus, TV recycling can produce valuable materials that can easily be reused, including plastic, glass, copper wiring, and even precious metals. Instead of dealing with the hassle of lugging your old television to the dump only for it to be disposed of improperly, let the professionals take it off your hands.
Flat screen TV's and Monitors contain particularly nasty materials, the worst of which is mercury. A typical 40" television contains around 60 feet of thin bulbs containing mercury which is horrendously toxic.
We remove the bulbs and they are sent to a registered mercury processor. Our partner in this is Lighting Resources, LLC, the largest processor of spent lighting in the USA.
Please call for information about pricing. Due to the high mercury content, we do have to charge to recycle flat screen TVs, and these charges are based on the size and the weight of your particular TV.
We regularly use GEI (Gill Environmental, LLC) to check mercury levels in our warehouse. They can be reached through their website www.gillenvironmental.com