Most major electronics retailers are required to offer electronics recycling, even for non-customers. You can take your old television sets to Best Buy or Staples to for recycling return the sets to the nearest retail office of an electronics manufacturer.
Consumer electronics, like television sets, should always be recycled instead of dumped into landfill, as the environmental cost of producing televisions, according to the Environment Protection Agency, is high.
The EPA reports that LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony all offer permanent drop-off sites for all types of electronics. These manufacturers also have "event recycling," where discounts on new products are offered in exchange for old television sets and other consumer goods.