TV (Flat Screen)

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You can dispose of TVs for free at  E-waste recycling sites in San Luis Obispo County.  Several local businesses and organizations also accept TVs for recycling. 

Achievement House
553 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-9383
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
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Call first.

NCI Affiliates, Inc.
1625 Commerce Way, Paso Robles, CA | (805) 434-3811
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
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Accepts TVs and other electronics. PIck-up available for a fee.

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Never Throw in the Trash

Most LCD screens made before 2009 contain mercury, which makes these TVs hazardous waste. Newer flat screens may contain other hazardous materials, such as heavy metals and flame retardants. These chemicals can leach into the environment from a landfill, so make sure not to throw any TVs in the trash.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program

Best Buy will take back portable TVs and any flat panel TV (LCDs, Plasma or LED) for a $25 fee; up to two TVs are accepted from each household per day. If your flat panel TV is larger than 50 inches, you cannot drop it off, but they will pick it up free of charge if you have a new product delivered. Find a location here.


Apple Store Gift Card

Apple runs a reuse and recycling program for unwanted iPhones, iPads, Mac or PC computers and displays. Depending on the condition of your electronics, Apple can give you credit if they have monetary value. Find out more.

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Circuit City CExchange

Circuit City’s CExchange program will appraise newer, used electronics and pay you cash for them. They take HDTVs made by LG, Sony, Toshiba and Vizio, and other basic electronics like phones, MP3 players and cameras. Shipping is free. Find out more.