How to Recycle Your Old TV Set

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Televisions are important to recycle, because they can contain toxic elements that are potentially dangerous in landfills. It's becoming increasingly easy to recycle large electronics, because more places are accepting them. Depending on your location you may spend a small fee -- usually around $10 -- to have your TV recycled. This is worth the benefits of keeping the TV out of a landfill and having it recycled instead.

  • Call your local recycling center, especially if you already have recycling service with them. Ask if you can leave the TV with your recycling. If so, leave it next to the recycling bin on pick-up day -- not in the bin, even if it fits.

  • Take the TV to a Best Buy and it will recycle it appropriately. Depending on the TV and your location, it may charge $10 to take it away.

  • Drop off Sony and LG TVs at Waste Management locations. You can drop off up to five per day for no charge. Waste Management also accepts other Sony and LG electronics, and TV accessories.

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