Home Theater & Entertainment TV & Displays How to Recycle or Donate an Old TV Use any of these services to sustainably dispose of your electronics. by Matthew Torres Writer Former Lifewire writer Matthew Torres is a journalist who writes about television technology, consumer support articles, and TV-related news. our editorial process Matthew Torres Updated on December 11, 2019 xavierarnau/Getty Images TV & Displays Samsung Projectors Antennas HDMI & Connections Remote Controls Tweet Share Email With the explosion of consumer technology, the challenge of recycling electronics has grown more and more urgent. The United Nations estimates some 40 million tons of electronic waste are produced each year, polluting our oceans and landfills with hazardous materials like lead, mercury, and battery acid. Electronic waste isn't just bad for the environment; it's also financially wasteful. Consumer appliances and gadgets contain valuable materials that can be resold and reused, thereby helping to conserve precious resources. Recycling sidesteps the pollution emitted with the manufacture of these materials, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. It's a no-brainer. Here we've compiled a list of services and resources you can use to recycle your broken, obsolete, or unwanted TVs and other consumer electronics. Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company Johner Royalty-Free / Getty Images MRM Recycling, also known as Electronic Manufacturers Recycling Management Company, works with manufacturers and establishes recycling programs across the United States. What's nice about this website is that you can click on a map of the United States and get a localized view of recycling centers in your area (if they exist). MRM was founded by Panasonic, Sharp, and Toshiba but it now has over 20 participating manufacturers. Environmental Health & Safety Online PhotoAlto/Milena Boniek / Getty Images Environment, Health and Safety Online is a resource for environmental news and information. It includes instructions and recommendations for recycling programs in each state, as well as lists of businesses and services where you can take an old tv, computer, phone, battery, or washing machine to be recycled. EHSO also provides professional guidance for answering questions about air and water pollution, food safety, and building material compounds. 1-800-Got-Junk? Bloomberg Creative Photos / Getty Images 1-800-Got-Junk is a private business that charges to remove waste from your home, office, or place of work. They claim to remove almost anything, including old furniture, appliances, electronics, yard waste, and renovation debris. You pay for workers to come and pick up your junk, which is then recycled or donated. They can load junk items wherever they may be, even if it's inside your house. It's a nice solution for those who are unable to move or lift heavy appliances. 1-800-Got-Junk also has a convenient tool to help you estimate how much the service will cost, depending on what you need removed. CalRecycle MirageC / Getty Images CalRecycle is a recycling resource operated by the state of California. The site shows you where you can recycle your electronics, depending on the county you live in. Unlike with 1-800-Got-Junk, you would need to transport the items to the recycling center yourself, though doing so will save you money. CalRecycle also has some resources and information for the proper recycling of other products and goods. Recycler's World xavierarnau/Getty Images Recycler's World is sort of like a Craigslist for recyclers. In addition to providing a huge selection of information and instructions for recycling all kinds of goods, it has a buyer/seller exchange. You can use the exchange to post listings for waste and scrap products, providing buyers with an important resource for cheap recyclables. Businesses or individuals looking to sell off old electronics may find Recycler's World to be an invaluable resource.