How to Dispose of a Flat Screen TV

Flat Screen TV that looks like it has fallen


If you have an old flat screen TV to dispose of, whether because you’re getting a new larger one or because this one has stopped working, you’ll find yourself with a serious disposal problem. Unfortunately — or not, depending on your ecological views — you can’t just take your old flat screen out to the curb for regular trash pick-up or even large appliance pick-up. Why? Because even though flat screen TVs don’t contain all of the toxic substances found in older TVs, including lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and barium, they still contain some of them. Consequently, most cities and towns will not allow you to dispose of flat screen TVs this way.


Recycling Your Television

So what do you do with your old flat screen TV? Well, if it’s still in good working order, you might try giving it to a friend or family member, donating it to a charity, or selling in online. But if it doesn’t work, then what? High Tech Recycling to the rescue! We’re Metro Detroit’s premier electronics recycling company.

We not only recycle flat screen tv, we recycle virtually all brands of all types of TVs, including LCD, LED, plasma, and flat screen. In addition, we also recycle all the things associated with your TV, such as the following:

  • Cable boxes
  • Cable modems
  • Satellite receiver boxes
  • Switches
  • Routers
  • DVD players
  • VCR players
  • Game consoles
  • Docking stations
  • Wires
  • Cables
  • Battery back-ups


Electronics Recycling Experts

High Tech Recycling has established itself as a major player in the electronics recycling field in a short time. Starting out in a 400-square-foot garage in 2011, our dedicated founders have grown the company into one that now occupies a 10,000-square-foot building from which we recycled over 100 tons of electronics in 2018. Today we serve the entire Metro Detroit area, including Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties.

All of the electronics recycling professionals here at High Tech Recycling are dedicated to recycling 100% of all the items we receive. We don’t want toxins in our landfills any more than you do. Consequently, the first thing we do when we receive an item is to thoroughly assess, inspect, and analyze it to see if we can repair or refurbish it for further use. If not, we then break it down into its component parts. Why? Because these parts and the raw materials in them can still be used even though the item as a whole cannot. The more raw materials we can put back into the manufacturing process, the less raw material mining workers will need to do. This in and of itself helps to protect the environment on which we all depend.


Customer-friendly Disposal Options

High Tech Recycling offers you two ways to dispose of your old flat screen TV and begin the tv recycling process. If your home is reasonably close to our recycling facility, you’re welcome to drop off your flat screen TV here during regular business hours Monday through Friday. But we realize that due to its size, your flat screen TV may not fit into your vehicle. We also realize that you, like us, may well work during regular Monday–Friday business hours. In one of these cases, just call us and we’ll be happy to schedule a convenient time to pick up your old TV.


Other Items We Recycle

If High Tech Recycling will be picking up your old TV, you might want to gather up the other electronics you need to recycle. In addition to TVs, our electronics recycling services include the following:

  • Computers, laptops, and tablets
  • Servers
  • Monitors, keyboards, and mice
  • Printers, fax machines, and ink cartridges
  • Phones, phone systems, cellphones, and accessories
  • Portable MP3 players
  • Digital cameras
  • Household appliances


Contact High Tech Recycling

Contact High Tech Recycling today at 248-975-7206 or email us at and let us know your recycling needs, including those relating to tv recycling. You’ll be glad you did!

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