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Here is some good news for many Nevadans! We now have a few locations around the state to take our old televisions to have them responsibly recycled. First off, we have a couple opportunities to recycle televisions through national electronics retailers in Nevada; namely, Best Buy and Office Depot. Best Buy will recycle just about any electronics, including TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, and more. This service is free.

Office Depot has a similar recycling program with 3 different sized boxes you can stuff with all your waste electronic items. The prices for the boxes are $5, $10 and $15. Small TVs that fit are allowed in this program. Go here to see the Office Depot document that outlines what is accepted and not accepted in their program. Remember, not all store managers will follow corporate policy all the time; so call your local retailer before you haul your electronics to the store.

Secondly, a few manufacturers have recently started national take-back programs to increase television recycling and reduce the amount of potential contaminants from entering our landfills. These programs are being made possible through partnerships with local companies that are providing the collection and transportation part of these recycling programs. Below, find the basic information about drop-off locations and links to these partnerships. Go here for more information about the national digital television transition.

In Clark County (Las Vegas)
PC / Executive Personal Computers, in Las Vegas provides computer/electronics recycling, including TVs, and on site data destruction services to businesses, ensuring corporate peace of mind. They also purchase surplus electronics and computer equipment. EPC only accepts electronic assets from business, not the general public.

Republic Services, Inc., in Las Vegas does not provide recycling services for electronic waste, but the following is their official statement for television disposal: "Because of hazardous waste contamination concerns, television sets are not picked up through Republic Servicesí residential curbside garbage collection. All television sets should be brought to the Household Hazardous Waste Center at the Recycling Center at 333 W Gowan Road, North Las Vegas, 89030. Please visit www.republicservicesvegas.com for more information."

In Washoe County (Reno)
Sims Recycling Solutions, in Sparks provides computer/electronics recycling and onsite data security and destruction services to the general public and businesses in Northern Nevada. If the electronic has re-use capabilities, Sims Recycling Solutions will professionally wipe the hard drives and remarket them for re-use in the area. Through a partenership with Samsung, Sims Recycling Solutions will accept up to 5 Samsung brand electronics items, including TVs, per visit for free. For a fee, they also accept all other brands of TVs and electronics. Call 1 (800) 884-2275 for fee specifics.

Waste Management / Recycle America, in Reno is now taking electronic waste from the general public and business in Northern Nevada. The drop-off location is 1100 E. Commercial Row, Reno, NV. Under partnership agreements, Waste Management is accepting Sony, Zenith, LG and Goldstar brand televisions for recycling at no charge. The company charges 35 cents per pound for recycling all other brands of televisions, VCRs, DVD players, computer equipment, fax machines, cell phones and stereos.

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