How To Dispose of Computer Monitors

As computer monitor technology advances, people are looking for better resolutions, higher pixel density and improved color quality. If you’ve upgraded your computer monitors, you probably don’t want the old monitors sitting around in storage. Most cities and counties consider monitors and other electronics hazardous waste, so you can’t toss them in the dumpster either. 

Recycling Your Old Computer Monitors

What can you do if you don’t know how to dispose of computer monitors? First, don’t let your monitor end up in a landfill. E-waste makes up a small percentage of landfill space but contributes the most to toxic waste. Computer monitors contain harmful materials that can seep into soil and groundwater. If you choose to recycle instead, at High Tech Recycling we separate the raw materials from the device to return them to the manufacturing process. Manufacturing then can require less water and energy to produce new items.

Electronics technology is constantly evolving and advancing. Every Christmas, old electronics head to the dumpster while new ones fill peoples’ homes. With many of the U.S.’s landfills filling up rapidly, it makes sense to recycle instead. You can still enjoy the latest and greatest computer monitors without contributing to the e-waste problem.

Our Computer Recycling Process

Before recycling, make sure your monitors are disconnected from the computer towers. Computer monitors may use HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA or DVI connections. Disconnect the monitor and the tower ahead of time. With a paper towel and rubbing alcohol, clean the screen. For the monitor’s exterior, consider baby wipes or wet paper towels. Once the items are ready for disposal, we have a full range of recycling options, including:

  • Pickup
  • Drop-off
  • Collection
  • Data destruction

If you have few items to recycle and transportation, drop by during normal business hours. However, if you’re like us and have to work Monday through Friday, set up a convenient time for us to pick up your electronics. We recommend our pickup service for homes or businesses with a large collection of monitors and other electronics.

Collection bins are also available for businesses who want to start a recycling program. We will deliver bins to your site on a weekly or monthly basis. Otherwise, we can perform on-call pickups.

Your Electronics Recycling Experts

We know how to dispose of computer monitors. Since 2011, we have helped families and businesses dispose of their e-waste. High Tech Recycling began as a modest venture out of a 400-square-foot garage. Now, we perform out of a facility of over 10,000 square feet, capable of processing over 100 tons of electronics over the course of one year! We serve residents of the Metro-Detroit area, Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties by helping them find solutions to electronics disposal.

At High Tech Recycling, we are passionate about ethical recycling. We’ll accept items in most conditions, including broken or dismantled. Unfortunately, we cannot accept items that have been exposed to the following contaminants:

  • Bodily fluids
  • Insects
  • Animals
  • Food
  • Chemicals

After receiving your monitor, we assess it and separate the different components. Once separated, we send them to another facility for processing.

Other Items We Recycle

If you’d like for High Tech Recycling to pick up your old computer monitors, why not collect your other old electronics too? Even if you don’t see what you’re looking for on the list, give us a call and we may be able to help. Our recycling services include:

  • Computer cords and cables
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Cable boxes and modems
  • Switches and routers
  • Docking stations
  • Game consoles
  • Servers
  • Laptops and tablets
  • Computer parts


Don’t let your computer monitors end up in landfills. When you choose to recycle with High Tech Recycling, you prevent the excessive mining of raw materials, overstuffed landfills and destruction of local environments.

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