Never Throw in the Trash
Computer monitors, including cathode ray tube (CRT), LCD and plasma, are considered hazardous waste. Never throw computer or television monitors in the trash, as they can leach lead and other toxic chemicals into the environment.
Alternative Ways to Recycle
Staples' Take Back Program
Staples offers free, in-store recycling for your unwanted electronics, including desktop computers, tablets, monitors, printers and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples.
Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program
Best Buy will take back monitors and many other home electronics for free; they also offer a buy back program for more desired electronics. They accept up to three items per day from each household. Find the nearest store.
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.
Microsoft Trade-In and Recycling Program
Trade in old devices, game consoles or games for Microsoft store credit or cash.