TV (Flat Screen) Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Electronic Waste Bulky Item Pick Up Repair, Don’t Replace!Instead of buying new, support local businesses by having them repair and refurbish broken items. Search for repair options in your area. Consider DonationIf the TV is still usable, please donate. Visit Athens’ Material Reuse page for ideas. City Specific Disposal OptionsPlease check with your city page (residential or commercial) to confirm if electronic waste (e-waste) disposal options are available, such as home collection, drop-off locations, and/or events. (These options vary per city.) Household E-Waste Drop-OffYour city or county may offer E-Waste and Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) drop-off sites and collection events.– Los Angeles County: S.A.F.E. Collection Centers and events– Riverside County– San Bernardino County– Ventura County Disposal Options For BusinessesE-waste cannot be placed in your containers. Schedule a Special Waste Collection by emailing [email protected] or calling Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Fees may apply. Some e-waste drop-off centers may allow drop off by small business generators (check links above). Bulky Item Collection TVs can be collected as a bulky item, please check with your city page for collection options (residential or commercial). Bulky Item collection options may vary depending on your city. To schedule a bulky item pickup place an order online or call Athens’ Customer Service Department at 888-336-6100. Never Throw in the Trash Most LCD screens made before 2009 contain mercury, which makes these TVs hazardous waste. Newer flat screens may contain other hazardous materials, such as heavy metals and flame retardants. These chemicals can leach into the environment from a landfill, so make sure not to throw any TVs in the trash. Over 50 Inches? Call Ahead When recycling a flat-screen over 50 inches, call ahead and make sure the program will accept it as a drop-off item. Some programs need to pick up the item if it is over a certain size. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy Recycling Program Best Buy will take back portable TVs and any flat panel TV (LCDs, Plasma or LED) for a $25 fee; up to two TVs are accepted from each household per day. If your flat panel TV is larger than 50 inches, you cannot drop it off, but they will pick it up free of charge if you have a new product delivered. Find a location here. Apple Store Gift Card Apple runs a reuse and recycling program for unwanted iPhones, iPads, Mac or PC computers and displays. Depending on the condition of your electronics, Apple can give you credit if they have monetary value. Find out more.