TV (Flat Screen) Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains E-Waste 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 House553 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA | (805) 543-9383Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pmMap & DirectionsCall first. 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.