Saturday, February 6, 2016

Best Buy tp Charge to Recycle TVs

      Televisions used to be something you cherished as furniture and felt bad about getting rid of.  When the picture flickerd, you'd call the TV repairman or take the tubes down to Kinney's and take a try at the tube tester.
       Today's TVs are not part of the family. We all own several of them and when they expire, they are like dead goldfish. They are gone, without ceremony or much remorse.
        Who would think to take the TV to a store, much less pay $25 to get rid of it ?  Recycling as an economic model will not work if there is a charge, or at least a charge that's visible.
http://www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf/2016/02/best_buy_now_charges_25_to_take_used_tvs_for_recycling.html

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

There should be a deposit on all TV's and appliances like a soda can, take it back where you bought it......

Anonymous said...

Time Warner CONTINUES to think up ways to charge more money for their services. Now people who want only basic TV that they can just hook up to their own television have to have a new control box,
When are the people who regulate their service going to say NO??!!!
There was talk of Cable being endangered of going out of business with wireless computer and phone hook ups. Maybe our TV will also get rid of cable?
Anyway, I think that if Time Warner wants to survive it can't continue to think itself clever in thinking up new ways to charge people now receiving cable more for the service they receive!

otherwords1 said...

Isn't it obvious that the city needs to attact more businesses here to generate more money. We only have these recycling problems because our city does not have enough revenue to provide a service for this type of thing. Maybe its time voters demanded better results from who the city is having attract now business and industry to provide more jobs and more revenue the city can draw from.
After all, We USED to have garbage and recycling pick up done for FREE. With the loss of revenue, the city has had to reduce services.
The only way we are going to increase money for them to provide more is to get more in our city. That seems the responsibility of city government to me.
After all, the COUNTY isn't providing any help with the job JCIDA is doing. And Uncle Andy in Albany is doing things like the new minimum wage which threatens to REDUCE the industries located here. Looks like its up to us alone to do the job. Either that or ask the Albany Governor...."Hey, where's OUR nanofactory, Andy?"
Sorry, I forgot, he doesn't know we exist. He only knows that snowmobiling is great in Lowville.

Anonymous said...

Hey 107 The JCIDA wanted the county to "kick in" money to their coffers a few years ago if more support was warrented in regards to Ag projects, Jay will still get his pension for being the go-between in the latest "Slaughterhouse Five" saga, Funny thing when a new car is sold you're charged for the disposal fee for that car, but the dealer won't take them for FREE, it's another fee handed down from Albany....

fred staie said...

you will now see them deposited along the road side because some people won't go out of there way to take them to the free county recycling.

Anonymous said...

They're going to charge because they don't want to deal with it. They want customers to take their recyclables to the dump themselves.