TV (Flat Screen)

Alternative ways to recycle
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Recycle with E-Waste

An estimated 50 million tons of E-Waste is produced each year! It is illegal to dispose of these materials in our landfills, or our trash cans. Examples of -waste includes televisions, computers, printers, fax machines, cell phones, and tablets.

Please help the City of Oceanside recycle Electronic Waste. It is easy with the following enhanced services:

  • Schedule a Curbside Pick-up: Residents can schedule curbside collection of up to five e-waste items three times annually. To schedule a free e-waste pick up, call Waste Management’s Customer Service line at least 24 hours in advance of your pick up day. Call (760) 439-2824.
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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.

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Over 50 Inches? Call Ahead

When recycling a flat-screen over 50 inches, call ahead and make sure the program will accept it as a drop-off item. Some programs need to pick up the item if it is over a certain size.

Alternative Ways to Recycle

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Best Buy 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.