Televisions contain hazardous and toxic chemicals. Don’t dump your old TV in the street when there are other ways to get electronics disposal in Atlanta.
Where Can I Dump a TV in Atlanta?
Did you know that it is illegal to improperly dispose of any TV or monitor in Atlanta? That means that you can’t just leave your old television on the street or throw it in a random dumpster. TVs of any age or type contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals that can cause damage to the environment, making them difficult to dispose of.
Instead of polluting Atlanta’s air, water and soil, and creating an eyesore by throwing it out with your regular trash pickup, we have some more responsible options for proper TV disposal in Atlanta.
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Responsible TV Disposal in Atlanta
Although it isn’t illegal, throwing out small- to medium-sized televisions with your curbside trash pickup isn’t the best option. All of the trash collected from curbside trash bins is taken to a local Atlanta landfill, where it takes months – even years – to decompose.
The Federal government has stated that the tubes in color televisions contain hazardous waste. Improper disposal, like throwing a tv out with the trash, can have some serious environmental consequences.
It might be tempting to just leave your old TV out on the curb in the hopes that someone walking through the neighborhood will grab it. But the likelihood of that happening is quite low. Plus, do you really want to risk getting in trouble with your landlord or HOA in addition to getting fined by the City for trash items that aren’t placed in collection bins? Probably not.
You can keep your neighborhood clean and beautiful by booking LoadUp for Atlanta TV removal and disposal service instead. LoadUp offers responsible disposal of electronics by donating those that are still in working condition, and recycling those that aren’t.
LoadUp offers upfront, honest prices 20-30% lower than those of most other electronics removal and recycling services.
Recycling a TV in Atlanta
In Atlanta, recycling electronics such as an old TV is the disposal method that will have the most positive impact on the environment.
Recycling electronics instead of dumping them in a landfill ensures that hazardous materials like lead, mercury, and cadmium are kept out of the air, water, and soil in Atlanta.
That’s why it’s important to find a junk removal company -like LoadUp – that believes in the proper disposal and recycling of dangerous e-waste like televisions.
Recycling your TV in Atlanta also helps support the recycling industry, which provides jobs and contributes to the economy – and when you use a junk removal service like LoadUp, you’re helping the local economy even more! LoadUp harnesses the power of crowdsourcing technology to pair fully background-checked and insured local junk haulers with junk removal jobs. When those loaders recycle your television, they are even further supporting local economic growth.
Atlanta E-Waste Recycling Events
Taking your old television set to a recycling event can be a time-consuming and expensive task, depending on how much you’ll have to pay in fees, whether or not you have a truck, and how much time you have available to brave the traffic on 75/85 to make the trip.
If you have the time and patience to transport your own television to a recycling event, your options in Atlanta are pretty limited.
The Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) has monthly e-waste recycling events in Buckhead on the last Saturday of each month, as well as a permanent recycling location. There is a fee for old, CRT-style TVs and monitors, so you’ll need to be prepared to pay for disposal when dropping off your TV.
Everyone that lives in the Greater Atlanta Area has one pain point in common- traffic. And if you’ve ever driven in Buckhead, on any day of the week, at any time, you know that the trendy neighborhood harbors some of the worst traffic in the entire city. Keep this in mind when deciding which television disposal option is best for you.
Best Buy also offers television recycling, but it will cost you more than if you hire a professional junk removal service like LoadUp! If you didn’t buy your television through Best Buy and opt for Home Pick-Up at the time of purchase, you’ll end up paying out of pocket for Best Buy to come to your home. Best Buy charges a $99 in-home pickup fee just to come to your home, with an additional $19.99 per television on top of the initial pickup fee.
Seems a little steep, right? LoadUp is proud to keep rates low, with television disposal and recycling in Atlanta starting at $82.
Benefits of Recycling a Television vs. Disposing in a Landfill
Precious metals, plastics, steel, and other materials are needed for the manufacture of new electronics. When you recycle your old TV, these materials are recovered and used in the production of new electronics.
One pound of recycled electronics like an old tv provides 324 times more gold, 13 times more copper, and 6.5 times more silver than one pound of newly mined ore.
Sourcing materials this way is less expensive than mining for new materials or shipping them from overseas. This also helps keep costs down for consumers.
If you don’t have the time or equipment to safely dispose of your TV in Atlanta by yourself, LoadUp will help you with TV recycling in Atlanta by picking up your old TV or other e-waste and dropping it off at an Atlanta recycling facility.
Even though we will always pick up single items, the more items you book, the more you save. If you’re getting a new television to replace the old one, you might want to consider fully upgrading your viewing experience with a new couch or recliner to replace that old, uncomfortable one.
Not ready to replace your furniture? No sweat! When you are ready, LoadUp will come pick up that old couch or recliner and properly dispose of your old furniture items. You can book your pick-up online or over the phone, and LoadUp will handle the rest.
LoadUp gives you an upfront, honest price and picks up your old TV or electronics at your convenience. Unlike other junk removal companies, LoadUp won’t require your unwanted electronics to fill up their truck. If you only have one item to get rid of, LoadUp will take it!
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Using an Atlanta Junk Hauler for TV Disposal
You can save yourself the headache of dealing with old TV disposal alone. Using a junk removal company like LoadUp to properly dispose of your old TV for you is usually your smartest option. LoadUp has already diverted over 3 million pounds of junk from local landfills, LoadUp will recycle or donate your old TV instead of sending it straight to the dump.
Be aware that most other junk haulers will require pick-up of a minimum number of items in order for you to book an electronics disposal pick-up with them. That can become very expensive very fast! LoadUp understands that sometimes you only have one thing you need to get rid of, so they accept pick-up orders of only one item.
While we do charge for our services in order to cover the costs of electronics disposal and electronics recycling in Atlanta, LoadUp’s prices are lower than those of most other junk removal services.
Book a pickup today to get service as soon as tomorrow morning and see for yourself why over 47,000 customers choose LoadUp to pick up their unwanted TVs, electronics, and other junk items for responsible disposal and recycling.