How To Dispose of a Plasma TV

TV technology is always advancing, but with the exciting developments, old TVs begin to stack up in storage lockers everywhere. If you have an old plasma TV, you may have a disposal dilemma. Plasma televisions may contain heavy metals, such as cadmium, so they should not be thrown to the curb or into a dumpster. In fact, most cities do not allow you to dispose of your plasma TV by those means.

Recycling Your Plasma TV

When it comes to TV disposal, our suggestion is plasma TV recycling. Did you know that only 4% of all municipal waste is from electronics? Despite the low number, electronics are responsible for 70% of all heavy metal waste in landfills. Heavy metals contaminate the soil and groundwater, creating potential hazards for humans and wildlife.

Due to the tough competition from LED TVs, U.S. companies no longer manufacture plasma TVs. If your plasma TV no longer works, the lack of new plasma screens may make it difficult to find the parts to fix it. In addition, the prices of new LED TVs have dropped significantly as the technology improves. For most families, it is easier to buy a new LED and throw out the old plasma.

For an eco-friendly option, you can drop your plasma with us at High Tech Recycling! As one of Detroit’s best electronic recycling companies, we understand the importance of ethical recycling. This is why we offer easy drop-off for owners of plasma TVs.

Your Electronics Recycling Experts

At High Tech Recycling, we know how to dispose of a plasma TV and other electronics. We began this journey in 2011, working out of a 400 square-foot garage. As of now, we have 10,000 square feet and processed over 100 tons of electronics in 2018! In the United States, there are about 2,000 active landfills that hold the bulk of the country’s waste. All of these landfills are nearing capacity, but we believe recycling is a part of the solution.

We make it easy for residents of the Metro-Detroit area, Oakland, Macomb and Wayne counties to recycle electronics. We accept items in almost any condition, though none that were contaminated with the following:

  • Chemicals
  • Bodily fluids
  • Insects
  • Animals
  • Food

If your TV is broken or doesn’t work anymore, that’s fine. Likewise, if you have a partially dismantled TV, we will take that too.

Once we receive the item, we assess it before we break it down into its separate components. We sort through all of the components and ship them to another facility to be processed. Once processed, they can be reused in other products.

Our Plasma TV Recycling Options

We provide a full range of recycling services. If you have any questions about our services or don’t see what you’re looking for, we can customize a program that fits your needs. For your convenience, we offer pickup for materials located at your home or office. Collect all of your materials into one general area with easy access.

If you’re only interested in plasma TV recycling, we suggest you use our drop-off service. We understand your plasma may not fit in your vehicle or you may have to work Monday through Friday. In this case, we’re happy to schedule a time to pick up the TV.

Other Items We Recycle

Not only do we know how to dispose of a plasma TV, but we also recycle a variety of other electronics, including:

  • Computers, tablets and laptops
  • Household appliances
  • Phones, cellphones, phone systems and other accessories
  • Digital cameras
  • MP3 players
  • Monitors, mice and keyboards
  • Servers


Your plasma TV doesn’t have to end up in a landfill. Recycling your old TV with High Tech Recycling protects your local environment, decreases landfill waste and allows your plasma’s components to be reused.

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