disposing of an old big CRT TV responsibly

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anybody have any experience with this? tried finding an electronics recycler around me (south jerz) but uh everything looks pretty shady tbh. thought about taking it to goodwill but really who's gonna pay $20 for a giant 27" CRT TV in this day and age

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:31 (nine years ago) link

Is there a Best Buy near you? They should be able to recycle it.

jaymc, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:33 (nine years ago) link

this is something that's often handled by your local garbage company

sarahel, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:33 (nine years ago) link

seconding Best Buy, if it's convenient to get there.

Z S, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:35 (nine years ago) link

oh really? yeah it'd be convenient - had no idea they provided that service

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:36 (nine years ago) link

Either that or you could just give it away on craigslist. Someone somewhere always needs a (working?) tv.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:44 (nine years ago) link

http://www.bestbuy.com/recycling

Z S, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:49 (nine years ago) link

"Regardless of where you bought it, what brand it is, or how old it is: bring it to us. We'll make sure it's properly and safely recycled. It's all part of our consumer electronics recycling programs.

And we'll take just about anything electronic, including TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, and more."

Z S, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:49 (nine years ago) link

eh they're prob just gonna trick some old lady into buying it

iatee, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:50 (nine years ago) link

http://www.imjosh.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/office-space-copier.jpg

"We'll make sure it's properly and safely recycled."

Z S, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:50 (nine years ago) link

lol

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:51 (nine years ago) link

rent a room on the upper floors of a highrise hotel and throw it out the window

t. silaviver, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:52 (nine years ago) link

CRT's are no joke, though; they contain giant capacitors which can store tens of thousands of volts of electricity which can seriously injure somebody. and heavy metals. </serious dad>

nice catch cuauhtemoc blanco niño (dayo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 18:54 (nine years ago) link

i remember when I moved to New York in like 2002, i needed a TV and would find like medium sized CRTs at stoop sales for like $80. It's barely 9 years later and people just leave giant 70" monsters on the curb for a week and no one bothers to even pick em up for free

miranda lambo (dealwithit.gif), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:45 (nine years ago) link

A dude down the block from us put out a huge ass CRT in an old wooden console with a 'FREE' sign in the alley. Somebody came by and decided they just wanted the scrap metal, so they kicked in the tube and yanked stuff out, leaving a broken CRT in the alley for four fucking months.

shakur rump (I left my login in El Sandboxo), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:47 (nine years ago) link

Dunno if they do this in the states but we got rid of ours by calling a local charity shop that has a furniture/electrical store and they came and picked it up. We later got a letter telling us they sold it for £20.

Fake Eyeball, Wednesday, 28 December 2011 20:48 (nine years ago) link

Charity shops around our area won't take electrical items, not even battery powered stuff.

In other news: worldwide MJpopcorn.gif shortage (snoball), Wednesday, 28 December 2011 21:17 (nine years ago) link

not sure if it's true everywhere but in DC at least Goodwill has an electronics recycling program... i just took in a huge CRT monitor + a broken laptop this afternoon.

aglet, Thursday, 29 December 2011 01:27 (nine years ago) link

i was almost killed in college when, while moving out of the dorms, some assholes through their old CRTTV off the roof and it landed about five feet away.

Dranke, the German Drake Impersonator (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 29 December 2011 04:58 (nine years ago) link

i had a similar incident except it was a fire extinguisher thrown from the 13th floor

t. silaviver, Thursday, 29 December 2011 07:16 (nine years ago) link

take it to Best Buy. peace

maghrib is back (Hungry4Ass), Thursday, 29 December 2011 07:25 (nine years ago) link


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