The Ultimate Guide to TV Recycling in St. Louis

Jul 1, 2024 | E-Cycling

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Electronic waste is a growing concern, and televisions are a significant part of it. Recycling old electronics, especially TVs, is crucial for both environmental and personal reasons. At CJD E-Cycling, we are committed to providing the Metro East, St. Louis, and surrounding areas with a legal and environmentally responsible way to dispose of their electronic goods. In this guide, we will explore why you should recycle your old TV, what to consider when recycling, and how CJD E-Cycling can help you do it effectively and responsibly.


Why Recycle Your TV?


Environmental Impact

Televisions contain harmful components such as lead and mercury, which can contaminate the environment if not disposed of properly. Recycling prevents these toxins from polluting the soil and water, safeguarding our ecosystem and health.

Health and Safety

Improper disposal of TVs can lead to exposure to hazardous substances. Recycling ensures these materials are handled safely, reducing potential health risks.

Resource Conservation

Recycling helps recover valuable materials like metals and plastics, which can be reused in manufacturing new products, reducing the need for mining and conserving natural resources.

Decluttering Benefits

Getting rid of an old TV can help declutter your home, creating more space and reducing stress associated with unnecessary items.


What to Consider When Recycling a TV


Type of TV

Different types of TVs require different recycling methods. Whether it’s a CRT, LCD, LED, or Plasma TV, understanding the specific requirements can help streamline the recycling process.

Condition of the TV

The working condition of your TV can affect its recyclability. Some parts may be reused or refurbished, while others may need to be completely recycled.

Local Regulations

In St. Louis, there are specific regulations and laws regarding electronic waste disposal. Being aware of these can ensure you comply with local guidelines.


Steps to Recycle Your TV with CJD E-Cycling


Step 1: Assess Your TV

Determine if your TV can be repaired, donated, or needs to be recycled. If it’s beyond repair or not suitable for donation, recycling is the best option.

Step 2: Preparing for Drop-Off

Remove any personal data if applicable, and detach all cables and accessories to make the recycling process smoother.

Step 3: Drop-Off Locations

CJD E-Cycling offers multiple drop-off locations in the St. Louis area. Visit our website for a complete list of locations and hours of operation.

Step 4: Fees and Costs

Recycling fees for TVs range from $5 to $35, depending on the size and model. Accepted payment methods include cash, check, or credit card (credit cards are not accepted at on-site E-Waste Drives).


Benefits of Using CJD E-Cycling


Local Expertise

With extensive knowledge of local regulations and recycling processes, CJD E-Cycling ensures your TV is disposed of legally and responsibly.

Environmental Commitment

We are dedicated to environmentally-friendly recycling practices, turning as much electronic waste as possible into new materials or refurbished goods.

Convenience and Accessibility

CJD E-Cycling offers multiple drop-off locations and convenient services to make recycling easy for you.

Certified and Secure

Our certifications and security measures provide peace of mind that your electronic waste is handled safely and securely.


Frequently Asked Questions


Where to recycle a TV?

You can recycle your TV at any of CJD E-Cycling’s drop-off locations in the St. Louis area. Visit our website for more details.

How to recycle a TV?

Follow the steps outlined above: assess your TV, prepare it for drop-off, and bring it to one of our recycling centers.

How much does it cost to recycle a TV?

The cost ranges from $5 to $35, depending on the size and model of the TV.

What happens to my TV after recycling?

Your TV is dismantled, and valuable materials like metals and plastics are recovered and reused. Hazardous components are disposed of safely to prevent environmental contamination.

Can I recycle other electronics with my TV?

Yes, CJD E-Cycling accepts a wide range of electronic items, including computers, monitors, audio/video equipment, and more.


Recycling your old TV is not just a responsible choice for the environment, but it also helps declutter your home and conserve valuable resources. CJD E-Cycling offers a convenient, safe, and environmentally-friendly way to dispose of your electronic waste. Visit our website for more information and drop-off locations.

Help us make a difference by recycling your old electronics today. Share this article on social media to spread the word about responsible electronic waste disposal. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to contact CJD E-Cycling.