Old television sets may be recycled at electronics chains including Best Buy and Staples, scrap pickup services such as 1-800-GOT-JUNK and local junkyards with electronics recycling facilities. Electronics contain many valuable materials inside such as copper, silver, gold and palladium that can be reclaimed for new uses.
Electronics recyclers may offer household pickup of old electronics that are too large to be transported in most people's vehicles, such as big-screen CRT televisions. If possible, consider donating working old electronics to local programs or global charities. Old televisions, mobile phones and other electronics that are in working condition can be used in developing nations and in shelters around the world.