Tuesday, November 13, 2012

HELP! How To Get Rid of Old Electronics in the Sloop?

A reader needs help unloading an ancient piece of technology:
Sloopin, 
We have a big tube tv we need to get rid of (donation places won't take electronics more than 7 years old).
Anyone know of anyone who will pick up/dispose of? 
The only option I have found is the city electronic recycling sites, but the TV is too big/heavy to fit in our car. Any readers have suggestions?? 
Thanks!
The only thing that comes to mind would be Craigslist.  Anyone else have any ideas?

(Hat tip: JR!)

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dropped my giant old tube TV off at Best Buy. But it required me driving it there.

Anonymous said...

There's a billboard by quarry park in Bridgeport that advertises a company that takes corporate electronics. I can't remember the name, but maybe they know of someone who will take consumer electronics?

Michael said...

The city has a recyclying facility on Goose Island:

http://www.cityofchicago.org/dam/city/depts/doe/general/RecyclingAndWasteMgmt_PDFs/MultiUnit/FactSheet_HHWandECycling.pdf

Anonymous said...

Freecycle...people will take anything it seems.

Anonymous said...

try freecycle.org. someone who wants your tv will respond and you can arrange form them to go to your place to pick up the TV.

Unknown said...

I listed my tube TV (for free) on craigslist and within a day someone came to my building and picked it up.

Anonymous said...

The Best Buy on Roosevelt will recycle old electronics.

Mr Downtown said...

Last time I checked, Salvation Army would take CRT TVs.

sabrina said...

I donated my tube TV and a bunch of stuff to Chicago Chesed Fund, about a year ago -- they even picked it up and hauled it away, which was fantastic.

http://www.chicagochesedfund.org

Max said...

Anyone know about recycling batteries? I thought a law/ordinance was passed requiring at least some businesses to recycle them, but sloop businesses only accept rechargeable batteries. Imanaged tp get homedepot to accept some but only because they agreed to take them before asking whether they were rechargeable.

Max said...

Nevermind, I guess we're suppsed to chuck them now.