At this time we do not know of any place that will take TV's for free because of market conditions. However, Best Buy will still take most other electronics for free. Check Electronics, Appliances and Fitness Equipment Recycling at Best Buy for more information. Although Sherborn only charges for TV's and not for other electronic devices you bring in for recycling, we do get charged by the vendor who picks them up for processing. Therefore, we would prefer that you use Best Buy for all your electronics recycling.
Staples may still take your monitors for free as well as other electronics, but not TV's. Check it out Recycling Services at Staples.
Factoid: Electronic Waste is a Heavy Problem
As the technology industry sees continued growth, the amount of electronic waste is also increasing. A study by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed that in 2005, used or unwanted electronics amounted to approximately 1.9 to 2.2 million tons. Of that, about 1.5 to 1.9 million tons were primarily discarded in landfills, and only 345,000 to 379,000 tons were recycled. By recycling old electronic products, useful materials such as glass, plastic, copper wiring - even precious metals - can be collected and re-used in the manufacture of other products. Recycling not only minimizes the amount of waste needed for disposal, it also minimizes the extraction of new raw materials from the earth and resources required for processing. Here is a complete list of all the electronics you can recycle for free in our Electronics Shed.
Working together we can whittle down our electronic waste for a better environment!