To recycle a television in Pennsylvania, residents can either take the item to a state-approved county handling location or consult the state's list of permitted businesses. As of 2015, there are 32 businesses permitted to recycle electronics statewide.
To be able to recycle electronics like televisions, businesses and individuals must adhere to environmental regulations at both the state and national levels. A business needs to maintain a WMGR081 permit that allows it to dispose of electronics in a responsible manner. The State Bureau of Waste Management keeps a list of these permitted handlers that only includes those that are currently operating at any given time. This list also includes specific information on the process of waste management for many of the permitted businesses, so consumers can find a source in their region that they can trust to operate under environmental and personal health regulations.
Additionally, the State Department of Environmental Protection keeps a list of community drop-off locations and recycling events where people can take their electronics to be processed. Each county has at least one location, but each location has different guidelines about what it can accept. Some locations may not take certain electronics, including televisions, so people should check with the specific location to confirm.