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Old 07-08-2008 Tuesday, 02:01 PM
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Where to get rid of broken tv????

We have a 37 inch (I think) tube tv that is just enormous - it weighs 250 pounds. It went out, and we bought a new flatscreen (yay!), but now we have this enormous tv just sitting in our bedroom in the corner. We can't find anyone who takes this type of stuff....and no dumps allow it.....

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Old 07-08-2008 Tuesday, 02:02 PM
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1-800-GOT-JUNK. I think they'll take anything (but for a fee).
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Old 07-08-2008 Tuesday, 02:09 PM
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salvation army will pick up at your home - someone, somewhere can fix it or use it ofr parts
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Old 07-08-2008 Tuesday, 02:24 PM
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salvation army, or arc. they pick up.
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Old 07-08-2008 Tuesday, 02:29 PM
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Well, shoot, we called 1-800-GOT-JUNK and they charge a minimum fee of $105 to pick it up! And Salvation Army says they only accept working tv's.
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Old 07-08-2008 Tuesday, 02:31 PM
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Put it on craigslist!! Some people will take anything!! I got rid of a half dead indoor tree on there. I had no idea how I was going to get rid of it, it was like 6 ft tall, and someone came and got it from me. It's worth a try.
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Old 07-08-2008 Tuesday, 02:33 PM
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Freecycle it
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Old 07-08-2008 Tuesday, 02:47 PM
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Freecycle it
we had the same problem, that is how i got rid of it
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Old 07-08-2008 Tuesday, 02:49 PM
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hmmm Dallas has a once a week thing where they take computer monitors and other electronic equipment. Maybe someone could loan you their water bill so you can take it to their dump?
I think the info is on the city's website about it.
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Old 07-09-2008 Wednesday, 08:37 AM
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I will check with my friend in Wylie whos Husband fixes Tvs! I will see if he wants it or if he can fix it!!!!!
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Old 07-09-2008 Wednesday, 08:50 AM
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I will check with my friend in Wylie whos Husband fixes Tvs! I will see if he wants it or if he can fix it!!!!!
Oooh, that'd be great!
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Old 07-09-2008 Wednesday, 08:59 AM
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I think the city of plano does a recycling day where they take old electronics but i have no idea when it is.
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I think the city of plano does a recycling day where they take old electronics but i have no idea when it is.


I have used this service before, but I think you have to live in Plano to use it. Maybe your city has something similar. I would check the city web site.
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Old 07-09-2008 Wednesday, 09:59 AM
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It looks like Wylie will be recycling electronics again in Oct.

http://www.ci.wylie.tx.us/programs/clean.htm

Richardson has the following on their website:

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The City of Richardson and Asset Management & Services have partnered up to offer the residents of Richardson a way to recycle their old computer and electronics equipment. This service is free of charge, except for residents bringing more than one monitor. AMS is located at 1355 N. Glenville between Arapaho and Collins. They can be reached at (972) 231-6600 for any questions and items that they accept. Televisions will be accepted at Intechra located at 2940 Eisenhower Pkwy, Carrollton, TX 75007. You may bring up to 10 items to dock doors 14 or 15 between the hours of 6:00-11:00 and 12:00-2:00. They can be reached at (972) 245-3121.
http://www.timetorecycle.com/residen...?citycode=3520

I have freecycled broken tvs before to people who can fix them. I would be reluctant to do it here where people won't recycle them if they can't get it to work.
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Old 07-09-2008 Wednesday, 01:46 PM
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Bummer, October? I need to get rid of it much sooner!
Thanks everyone for all the suggestions!
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