TV disposal - what I did
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In Henderson, NV, residents are supposed to bring TVs to a garbage drop off plant. My TV didn't fit into my car so I was unable to do this even if I wanted to. Best Buy would've picked it up for $100 plus tax. Got Junk would've charged at least $130 plus taxes plus a transfer fee of $25 or more(?) to haul it to the plant. Craiglist was not an option and I didn't feel like renting a large vehicle.
I discovered All Green Electronics Recycling when I did a web search. It's a California based company with offices in major cities nationwide. I paid All Green $65 to take my TV away and to have it recycled responsibly. Some pickups are free while others are charged varying fees.
A plus -- All Green doesn't ship electronics to be processed to third world countries where environmental laws are lax. The firm processes and refines electronics at facilities in North America.
Another plus -- It tries to recycle every single component in electronics/computers down to the basic commodity in order to minimize leftover scrap. All Green is certified by EPA R2 and eStewards, two third party standards that Best Buy encourages but doesn't require its own recycling partners to meet.
Surprisingly, All Green schedules pickups in my area every other week even though it doesn't have offices in my state. Because it doesn't accept cash, I had to pay by credit card via phone two days prior to the pickup. I was a little nervous prepaying and letting two strangers into my house. The TV couldn't be placed curbside because it was too heavy and my husband was away on business. As scheduled, my TV was picked up by two very nice employees. I was happy with the transaction.
I was glad I saved a little money and got the TV recycled in the greenest possible manner. There are probably cheaper alternatives out there but this deal was the best I could find considering the circumstances. A press release stated that All Green operates trucks in 48 states. I'm not sure how accurate that is but it's worth calling to see if it serves your area.
Here are some links for background info. I don't have any financial interest in this company or in any other company mentioned in the links nor do I know any of these people.
Here is a link that might be useful: All Green Electronics Recycling