Owners can dispose of old TVs for free by donating them to a reputable organization, sending them back to the manufacturer or utilizing a recycling service offered through major retailers, according to ElectronicsTakeBack.com. TVs should not be thrown away or taken to a landfill, as they contain toxic materials.Continue Reading
If the TV still works, owners can donate them to reuse organizations, states ElectronicsTakeBack.com. Some of these organizations also refurbish electronics.
Many manufacturers offer free take-back programs for old TVs and feature trade-in or recycling locations for old units.
Owners can also visit local retailers to determine their recycling programs. For example, as of 2015 Best Buy offers a free recycling program to customers who purchase new TVs from the store, or the company picks up old TVs for a fee, notes BestBuy.com.Learn more about Television & Video