Nearly 214 million televisions were sold worldwide in 2018. It is likely that most of these televisions replaced older models and many of those older models ended up in the trash. TVs thrown in landfills release chemicals and toxins into the ground and air.
TV recycling prevents damage to the environment and allows high-value materials to be reused. Our television recycling providers know how to safely break down and recycle your old TVs. We work in compliance with the EPA to ensure our practices best serve you and the planet.
How Does TV Recycling Work?
TV recycling can be a difficult process. Older box models contain cathode ray tubes (CRT) that contain lead, cadmium-based phosphorus, and other heavy metals. Flat-screen televisions with LCD lights contain tubes filled with mercury. All of these materials are harmful to human health and require professional, highly-skilled recyclers to be processed safely.
Your TV will be carefully taken apart by hand to separate materials and component parts. We will dispose of hazardous materials properly and recycle as much as we can.
We provide expert recycling services to keep you in compliance with electronic disposal laws and combat the growing problem of e-waste. We have pickup and drop-off options for your convenience. Contact us today to begin your TV recycling project.
The TV Recycling Process
TV recycling is a necessity in our technological world. E-waste can cause harm to human health and has drastic impacts on the environment. Contribute to sustainability with TV recycling services.
Here’s how it works:
- Schedule a time for pick up or drop off your TV at a local TV recycling center.
- Your TV will be manually taken apart. Components that are hazardous or cannot be shredded will be removed. Circuit boards are sent to specialized recyclers to be smelted.
- CRTs are carefully taken apart, hazardous materials are safely disposed of, and the glass is salvaged to be used for manufacturing new TVs.
- Other materials are run through a shredder to break down materials for separation. Magnets, eddy currents, and water are used to separate glass, metal, and plastic.
- Raw materials are sent to secondary recyclers or manufacturers to make new electronic devices.
The Benefits of TV Recycling
Television recycling reduces pollution by preventing toxins from entering landfills. It also provides ready-to-use materials for creating new electronics, reducing energy and water consumption in manufacturing.
TV recycling safely disposes of dangerous materials and keeps them from spilling into the soil and groundwater. You should never attempt to break down an old TV set yourself. CRTs can contain up to 8 pounds of lead. Arsenic, mercury, beryllium, and cadmium can also be found in old TVs. When not handled properly, these materials can cause serious damage to your health. Save yourself and our natural resources with TV recycling today.
Get Free Quotes on TV Recycling
Whether you have a bulky, outdated TV set or a sleek flat-screen, we have can safely recycle your television. Contact us today at (844) 648-4908 or by filling out the form on the right to request free price quotes from our exceptional local providers. We will be in contact with you within minutes to begin your recycling project as soon as possible.