One of the most reliable and experienced television recycling pickup services is 1-800-Got-Junk. Other television recycling services include Waste Management, All Green and Junk King.
1-800-Got-Junk has been in business since 1989. By recycling or donating the televisions that it has picked up whenever possible, 1-800-Got-Junk has saved over 1.5 billion pounds of electronic waste from the landfill.
Waste Management is another reliable company. It offers a curb-side electronic pickup program and also a convenient mail-in program for electronics, called Think Green From Home. Waste Management delivers the desired size of electronics recycling kit to a customer's home to fill with anything from a computer keyboard or mouse to a television set. The return shipping is already paid for by Waste Management and the return label comes attached to the recycling kit, which is then shipped by UPS or FedEx Ground.
The sheer number of electronic devices now being sold, which reached 438 million devices in the United States in 2009, coupled with a short product life, translates to a large amount of waste being produced. Electronic waste generally contains toxic materials that are harmful to the Earth, such as lead and mercury. Recycling can also help provide a valuable source of raw materials such as gold and other precious metals.