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Getting rid of an old telly

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9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
I've been clearing out the house of junk, and I've come across a couple of old tellies that need turfed out. It's bin day tomorrow. Is it okay to leave them out in the street outside the house for the binmen (or some scavanger) to take away, or does Edinburgh City Council issue fines for that sort of thing now?

Alternatively, if it is illegal to leave stuff in the street, can I leave it in the driveway with the gates open for people to pick up?


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9y, 2w agoPosted 9 years, 2 weeks ago
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1 Like #1
Why not advertise them on your local Freecycle

Basically, its a site for recycling your stuff you no longer need instead of throwing it away! :thumbsup:
#2
Are they working or just scrap ?
#3
stora
Are they working or just scrap ?

couple of old tellies that need turfed out


Think they are old
#4
dandoc2
Think they are old


Ok

Are they OLD working ones or OLD scrap ones. :p
#5
stora
Ok

Are they OLD working ones or OLD scrap ones. :p

Even if they were working unless they have a scart socket they are useless and you wouldnt get a £1 for them
#6
Are they working?
You may have just found your edinburgh scavanger :thumbsup:
#7
Not sure about Scotland but in England if someone picks an item even if its in the rubbish bin its theft, heard this when I was staying in Carlisle during the floods that a few people got arrested.
suspended#8
as long as they work and have a scart or rgb they can be used with a freeview box, I should phone up your local church stores, as im sure there are still a lot of people who would make use of them, or as previously said the freecycle site, just google freecycle for your nearest. If you get the council to collect they usually charge now and you cant put them out for the bin men as they wont take them and you might get a fine. Freecycle is great for getting rid of things as as they say one mans rubbish is another mans treasure.
#9
Thanks for the replies.

I think one of them works, but it's about 17 years old and only 14" anyway, so it's not worth the Freecycle thing. The other one is a 22" and is only about 5 years old, but when I turn it on, it makes a electric hissing noise that sounds like a pressure cooker, and I'm scared it might blow up if it's left on for more than a few seconds, so that one's definetely got to go.

This Freecycle thing does sound interesting, though. Are they all free and everything, and do they pick stuff up?


Edit -

SG - drop me a PM if you fancy having a go at repairing the 22" telly. It's still indoors at the moment. I am genuinely scared it might kill you, though.
#10
ryouga
Not sure about Scotland but in England if someone picks an item even if its in the rubbish bin its theft, heard this when I was staying in Carlisle during the floods that a few people got arrested.

how embarrased would you be to get done for nicking rubbish!
so are binmen thieves or do they have special dispensation?

btw most charities won't take electrical goods as they need to be tested and certified before hey can be sold or even given away- which costs.
#11
I believe its down to the fact that even if you have something in a bin its still your property, obviously things like letters, if someone chucks bank statements in a bin and someone takes them its theft.
#12
dxx

SG - drop me a PM if you fancy having a go at repairing the 22" telly. It's still indoors at the moment. I am genuinely scared it might kill you, though.


PM'd :w00t: :thumbsup:
suspended#13
[SIZE=2]if you go to http://www.freecycle.org/groups/unitedkingdom/ you can find your local group and place an add, its free, you need to put what the item is any faults and that you need it collected. Its great for getting rid of anything you no longer need but cant be bothered putting on ebay but dont want to just bin. Books, magazines, videos, clothes, shoes, crockery, beds etc the list is endless, even pets on some sites. Well worth a look.[/SIZE]
#14
You can normally phone the Council for an uplift but they will not take them away in the rubbish. Some charge a nominal fee - some dont. Most Council Tip/recycling sites have an area for old tellys too.
#15
There is a dump at Seafield where you could probably get rid of them. thats where i would take my ****. Although, sometimes i would just dump it inthe big black bin. Doesnt matter what goes in them, they take it lol. they just hook it up and empty it without checking i think. Although i stayed in Leith, so you probably dont want to look in the bins. God knows what might be in them!!
#16
Just stick a note on them saying pleae take unwanted and leave them in your drive. Thereby you give people to op to come and take it if they want and its not stealing.
#17
or hand in to a charity shop. Edinburgh is full of them.
#18
I'm sure our local council now charges for scrapping TVs so they can be disassembled and recycled. Luckily I found someone only too happy to take my 28" screen off my hands - and unexpectedly got a carton of Marlboro Lights too :)
#19
If I remember correctly Edinburgh allow 1 free roadside pick up of unwanted goods. After that it's quite pricey. Is there not a tip over there? I know Dunfermline Tip (or whatever they call it now, something to do with recycling..) has a special area for TVs and CRT Monitors
#20
there is a couple tips in edinburgh. Seafield being the one i used.
#21
hotdealing
Just stick a note on them saying pleae take unwanted and leave them in your drive. Thereby you give people to op to come and take it if they want and its not stealing.


Unfortunately if you do this then if they get electrocuted and survive then i think they have a right to sue you for not making sure the goods were safe !

I could be wrong though ! :?
#22
If it fits in the wheelie bin it goes in!

I have disposed of a couple of broken tellies this way, biggest item so far was a seized engine out of a 1974 VW Beetle, made one hell of a bang when they tipped it into the lorry.:whistling:
#23
Mecoconuts
Unfortunately if you do this then if they get electrocuted and survive then i think they have a right to sue you for not making sure the goods were safe !

I could be wrong though ! :?


If you cut the plug off the end it's the new owners responsibility. You have ensured that it cannot function and they have made it so :whistling: :giggle:
#24
TV's without Scart sockets are NOT useless, you can get Freeview boxes withg RF tuners, so you tune it onto a channel of your choice, like you did in the olden days with your video player (ours was always on 8 for some reason)

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