Televisions

Ecotech Services accepts all televisions for recycling.

We prefer and recommend that all of the television accessories, especially the remote control unit, are recycled as well.

Ecotech Services is a licensed secondhand dealer so when organisations or individuals pass equipment into our ownership we may ask for personal information, as required under the Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers Act.

Pricing

Prices are the same regardless of screen size

SKU DESCRIPTION PRICE (inc GST)
34231 CRT television $25.00 ea
34232 Rear projection television $25.00 ea
34233 Plasma television $18.00 ea
34234 LCD television $8.00 ea
34235 LCD LED television $8.00 ea
39201 Pick up service (Christchurch city only) $8.50
30100 Recycling labour $5.75 10 min

See our price list for further information.

Identifying your television

  • If it is older than about fifteen years, is heavy, has an outward curving glass screen and it if it is as deep as it is high then it is a CRT television.
  • If is has clearly visible white line on the screen it is a plasma television.  They are heavier than LCD televisions.
  • If the screen has a matt black appearance it is likely to be an LCD television.  It may have CCFLs or LEDs for the backlighting.
  • An LED television (as opposed to an LCD television with LED backlighting)  is newer than LCD models.  Some have an inward curving screen.

Recycling process

CRT televisions are passed on to a recycler that is able to process them.

Plasma, LCD, and LED televisions are first evaluated to see if they can be repaired or refurbished and then on sold. The televisions that are recycled are stripped down and care is taken to remove any CCFL lamps (they contain mercury).  Some assemblies are kept and made available as spare parts.

 

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