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Where to dispose of a dead TV?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Trlsmn, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Where to dispose of a dead TV? preferably free. It's a projector TV that kinda works.

    TIA
     
  2. billyinfinity

    billyinfinity Portland All pie, all the time. 2015 Volunteer

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    I know here in Portland, any Goodwill drop off location is an approved electronics recycling location. I have taken a great many Tv's and computer monitors to them, both working and not working for free. They'll even give you a receipt if you want to use it for taxes as a donation write off.
     
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  3. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
     
  4. safetyman

    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    I'd throw an ad in Craigslist. I once had a 50" flat screen projection tv with a messed up image. It looked like your were seeing double whenever you watched a show. It was a hand-me-down and I was ready for a new boob tube so I posted it in the "Free" section. Within 30 minutes I had gotten a call from a repair man that wanted it and met him at the local Fred Meyer for the drop off. It was painless and free to boot.

    Craigslist is your friend :).
     
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    safetyman Clark County, WA Active Member

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    Thats interesting. Before I decided to list an ad in Craigslist, I stopped by the nearwst Goodwill to see if they would take it. They told me they do not take large electronics...
     
  6. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Here in WA, they don't have a choice.
     
  7. billyinfinity

    billyinfinity Portland All pie, all the time. 2015 Volunteer

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    Strange, Metro lists Goodwill as a dropoff location for TV's on their website and it doesn't say anything about size restrictions. I've personally only gone as large a 42" myself but they took it without hassle, even though it wasn't working. Maybe the person accepting that day just really didn't want to have to move it around...
     
  8. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    We have free recycling for electronics at the county dump. I've also heard of some places that charge a dropoff fee. If charities don't want them, it's probably because they have to either pay a fee for disposal or don't generate any revenue from that type of recycling.

    I've heard some people get ticked off at charitable organizations not taking their junk. Remember that their charter is to help people and not to be a free trash disposal center. I've seen the back side of Goodwill centers and the dumpsters are typically overflowing with bedding and junk furniture that shouldn't be used. They then have to pay additional fees for disposal. Those fees take away from what they can give out to those in need.
     
  9. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    Make sure the site is listed on the recycling site. Not all Goodwills are on the list.
    Oregon E-Cycles
     
  10. kibs45

    kibs45 Portland Active Member

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    Not sure where you are at but I have used this place for electronics and a washing machine.

    Far West Fibers-12820 NE MARX ST PORTLAND, OR 97230-1067

    Forgot to mention its free.
     
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    Chalupacabra Portland Active Member

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    bentbronco pdx New Member

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    The goodwill in gresahm took my cousins old school 52"
    they even unloaded it
     
  13. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    Best Buy will give you a gift card for it I believe. Maybe $5
    I've dropped off a few tvs and monitors there.
     
  14. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    bet you didn't know all you needed were some glasses's and you would have found you had a 3d tv
     
  15. ripcity

    ripcity Milwaukie Active Member

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    You could do what some knuckleheads do and take it up to the woods and shoot it. Jk.
     
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    krkruse Salem area Active Member

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    Jackalope Seattle New Member

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    Cheesemaker Tillamook Active Member

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    Yeah, our local County Recycling Center (aka the Dump) takes dead appliances, and tv's for free. Just give your local dump a call, and if they can't, they might be able to tell you where you can take them.