Recycling Old TVs Washington DC

With all these new TV technologies out now in Washington, chances are you've already replaced your old tube TV, or at least have given it some serious thought. When disposing of a TV, consider recycling, which is less harmful to the environment. Read on and learn more.

Rave Motion Pictures
(703) 464-0816
11940 Market Street
Reston, VA
Johnson IMAX Theatre
(202) 633-9049
10th St. & Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC

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Cinema Service Corp
(202) 338-0707
2000 Pennsylvania Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Dupont Circle 5 Theaters
(202) 872-9555
1350 19th St Nw
Washington, DC
Washington Improv Theatre Co
(202) 315-1318
1835 14th St Nw
Washington, DC

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Rave Motion Pictures
(703) 263-0792
11900 Palace Way
Fairfax, VA
Arts & Industries Building Smithsonian Institution
(202) 633-1000
900 Jefferson Dr Sw
Washington, DC
Theater J
(202) 518-9400
1529 16TH St NW
Washington, DC

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E Street Cinema
(202) 452-7672
1929 18th St Nw
Washington, DC
Big Cinemas Union Station 9
(202) 842-4455
50 Massachusetts Ave. Ne
Washington, DC
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Recycling Old TVs

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With all these new TV technologies out now, chances are you’ve already replaced your old tube TV, or at least have given it some serious thought. So now the question might be, “What do I do with my old set?” Most places will not allow you to simply throw it away anymore. Many landfills will also not allow them either. Tube TVs can contain as much as 8 pounds of lead. If these TVs are just thrown into a landfill, that lead will eventually contaminate the soil, and make its way back to us.

So now that we know the hazards of just throwing out your old TV, again we must ask: “What to do with my old set?” The easiest way to dispose of it is to have one of many companies come pick it up to dispose of it. While this typically isn’t a free service, it is very convenient to have someone come to your home and haul it away. Before you do this, be sure you know what the company will do with the TV once they have it. There are a few companies out there who will just ship your old set overseas, where it will not be disposed of properly.

Call your city or county to see if they have a drop off location, or someplace you can take the TV. You may also check out the EPA’s website. They have a list of companies that participate in e-recycling or recycling consumer electronics products. You can check out their website here. Once there, you can click on the links and learn more about each company’s recycling program.

There may also be some local charities that will take your old television for recycling. This will still require you to load up the old set and drive it to the recycle location, but shouldn’t cost you anything.

Whatever you do, just make sure that the TV is disposed of properly. There are many programs out there that can help you in your quest to be green! If you're looking for a replacement, check out our rankings of the best TVs on the market.

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