Do you have an old TV that’s taking up space in your home? Or maybe you’re thinking about upgrading, but you’re not sure what to do with your old one.
Whatever the reason, it’s important to know that televisions are a ticking time bomb. They contain a variety of hazardous materials, including lead, mercury, and cadmium. If these materials are not disposed of properly, they can leach into the environment and harm human and animal health.
Every year, millions of televisions are discarded. Many of these televisions end up in landfills, where they can take hundreds of years to decompose. In the meantime, the hazardous materials inside the TVs can leach into the soil and groundwater, contaminating drinking water and harming wildlife.
Even if your old TV is still working, it’s important to dispose of it properly when you’re finished with it. New televisions are much more energy-efficient than older models, so upgrading can save you money on your energy bills. It’s also better for the environment, as it reduces the amount of electronic waste that ends up in landfills.
KwikTip Waste Management can help you dispose of your old TV safely and responsibly. We offer a variety of services to meet your needs, including:
- Collection: We will come to your home or business to collect your old TV at a time that is convenient for you.
- Transportation: We will transport your TV to a certified recycling facility, where it will be properly disposed of.
- Documentation: We will provide you with documentation of your recycling, so you can be sure that your TV is disposed of properly.
Why Choose KwikTip?
KwikTip Waste Management is a fully licensed and insured waste management company. We are committed to providing our customers with safe and reliable services. We also offer competitive pricing and a variety of payment options.
How to Make Your TV Last Longer
If you want to extend the life of your TV, there are a few things you can do:
- Keep it clean: Dust and dirt can build up on your TV’s screen, blocking airflow and causing the TV to overheat. Clean your TV regularly with a soft, dry cloth.
- Avoid direct sunlight: Direct sunlight can damage your TV’s screen and shorten its lifespan. Place your TV in a shaded spot in your home.
- Use a surge protector: Power surges can damage your TV. Use a surge protector to protect your TV from power surges.
- Turn it off when you’re not using it: Leaving your TV on all the time can shorten its lifespan. Turn off your TV when you’re not using it, even if you’re just going to be gone for a few minutes.
If you have an old TV, don’t just throw it away. Contact KwikTip Waste Management today to learn more about our TV disposal services. We can help you dispose of your old TV safely and responsibly.
P.s. Did you know that the average person spends six hours and 58 minutes every day looking at screens? That’s more time than most of us spend sleeping! If you’re looking for a way to reduce your screen time, start by getting rid of your old TV.