Do LED TVs need to be recycled?
Since televisions can’t go in the trash or a landfill, you’ll need to dispose of your flatscreen TV through one of several different recycling options. Many electronics manufacturers accept old televisions to be recycled, and some local waste and recycling centers will take your old TVs as well.
Can you put a TV in the recycle bin?
Let’s get into it. First of all, televisions and other electronics do NOT go in your regular recycling bin. (PLEASE don’t put them in there.) Also, some states consider electronics to be hazardous waste so they shouldn’t go in the trash either.
Where can I dispose of a broken TV?
Call toll free 1-855-TV-Recycle (1-855-887-3292), or e-mail us.
How can I get rid of my old TV for free?
GreenCitizen and other recycling centers will pick up old tube TVs. GreenCitizen does it for free, but do note that other recyclers might charge you for it. You might also find some non-profit and charitable organizations that will collect it for free if you plan to give it away.
Does Best Buy recycle old TVs?
Did you know that your local Best Buy Store will accept a wide range of electronics and batteries for recycling, even if you didn’t purchase them at Best Buy? You may not think twice about them, but your old electronics can be a ticking time bomb, especially the ones that include a built-in battery.
How do I throw away a TV?
You can search for recyclers in your local area through Planet Ark or call their Recycling Near You hotline: 1300 733 712. 1800ewaste collects and recycles over 95% of old electrical appliances such as televisions, fridges, microwaves, mobile phones, LCDs, plasmas and computers.
Are flat screen TVs considered hazardous waste?
Most LCD screens made before 2009 contain mercury, which makes these TVs hazardous waste. Newer flat screens may contain other hazardous materials, such as heavy metals and flame retardants. These chemicals can leach into the environment from a landfill, so make sure not to throw any TVs in the trash.