Why Satellite TV Dishes Must Be Disposed Of Properly

Organizations usually require management asset recovery services when company assets need to be divested and put to a different productive use. There are company assets that are no longer useful but will still benefit another company. Every step of asset recovery requires technical expertise to ensure responsible waste management, recycling or disposal of the outdated equipment.

Satellite dishes are as common as mailboxes and chimneys but when it is time to remove the satellite dishes, the responsibility falls on the subscriber. According to The Hollywood Reporter, as of 2019 at least 27% of homes in the US have subscriptions to satellite TV. When it is time for the dish system to be removed and recycled, very little support can be expected from subscription TV companies. As a result the satellite dishes end up in landfills.

Asset recovery management companies are required to undertake the proper method of disposal or recycling of the satellite dishes. Its components that include plastic, metals, circuit board and hardware make the satellite dish a member of electronic waste. Many recycling companies are active in recycling personal computers, mobile devices and electronic appliances but only a few of them provide services for a system that is installed on the roof.

Plastic and metal are both recyclable but the satellite industry is unsure on the proper disposal of satellite dishes. To complicate the manner, the government of the United States does not have federal regulations on circuit boards as hazardous material. Only a few states like California mandate the recycling of e-waste which includes satellite TV dishes.

The satellite TV dish must be handled properly at the end of its life. It is typical for a homeowner to call DirectTV, Dish TV and DirectTV parent AT&T for recycling services. The companies’ typical response is they will come to remove the satellite dish and receiver.

When employing management asset recovery services, it is important to choose carefully because there are strict industry regulations and growing environmental concerns. Technical expertise is critical to help businesses achieve their environmental responsibilities. Removals must be handled quickly and efficiently so that disruptions to business operations will be limited.