Recycling Televisions and Monitors

Treating yourself to a new TV? Don't let the old one go to waste

Can I recycle televisions and monitors?

Yes. Your local recycling centre may accept televisions and monitors for recycling.

What else can I do with them?

If your television or monitor is in good working order, you could donate to a worthy cause.

  • Freecycle is a non-profit movement that encourages people to give things for free in their local community.
  • local school, community project or youth organisation may be glad to take your television or monitor.

You may also be able to sell your television or monitor - try advertising in a local paper or notice board.

Donating monitors

Monitors can also be donated to charities who welcome donations of computer equipment. Go to our Computer recycling page for details

What does CRT mean?

You may have heard of the term CRT, it stands for Cathode Ray Tube and it is the name of the type of televsion or monitor that was first manufactured we now have plasma and LCD flat screens which use a different kind of technology. The term CRT is often used by recycling companies as they will recycle CRT's in a certain way, LCD's and plasma will be handled differently.


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  1. Joseph Blogger

    Rear projection TV's can be recycled also but have to be handled differently.