TV (Flat Screen)

Alternative ways to recycle
Illegal in Garbage & Drains

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  Call first
Map & Directions

Exploration Discovery Center
867 Ramon Ave, Grover Beach, CA | (805) 782-8530
Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am-5pm | MUST CHECK IN at front office
Map & Directions



Trash Bin

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 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.