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    CRT recycling

    Ok, so I have a huge tv that just died, and I don't want to just toss it in the trash. Does anyone know where to recycle something like that in the DSM area? If so, what is the cost?

    I really do not want to move it, since it weighs 300 lbs, but at some point I will need it out of my living room.


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    Re: CRT recycling

    I believe that Best Buy just recently went national with a new recycling program. They take most all electronics, but for bigger things (probably your TV), they "charge" $10, but then give you a $10 BB gift card.


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    Re: CRT recycling

    They are going to love it when I walk in with a 40" CRT

    EDIT: BB only takes up to 32" CRT TV's.


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    Re: CRT recycling

    Nevermind...it looks like they don't take TVs over 32".

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    Re: CRT recycling

    I tried to recycle a bunch of electronics a few years ago. Best thing I found was Phoenix Recycling in Marshalltown - and even then it was fairly pricey. All together it was around $70, but that was a few crts, a couple pcs, printers and a fax.

    I had to run it up there. But I believe they will pick up now. There wasn't much else around for residential.

    If Best Buy has that deal - I doubt you'll find anything better. The only other thing was Metro Waste. I think you have to take it to Bondurant and pay by the pound. Not sure how much.



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    Re: CRT recycling

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Ok, so I have a huge tv that just died, and I don't want to just toss it in the trash. Does anyone know where to recycle something like that in the DSM area? If so, what is the cost?

    I really do not want to move it, since it weighs 300 lbs, but at some point I will need it out of my living room.
    Try putting it up on craigslist for free. Maybe someone will grab it and decide they want to try and fix it, or who knows.



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    Re: CRT recycling

    Ankeny has an ewaste recycling day coming up on April 4. You can take it to the City Maintenance Facility (211 SE Lorenz Dr). A tv that size will cost you $22.

    Ankeny appliance, electronics recycling day set | DesMoinesRegister.com | The Des Moines Register



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    Re: CRT recycling

    I believe it's actually illegal to throw them away. You need to properly recycle them, and that means probably taking it to Bondurant or Marshalltown.



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    Re: CRT recycling

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson83 View Post
    Try putting it up on craigslist for free. Maybe someone will grab it and decide they want to try and fix it, or who knows.
    Or freecycle.


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    Re: CRT recycling

    CP Recovery

    You could give this place a try. They're in Johnston off of NW Beaver. I don't know much about them except they're near my house, and their website says they handle all sorts of electronics (including TVs).



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    Re: CRT recycling

    Make sure you ask as many questions as possible about what is done with the recycling. Many of these end up in shady places and actually end up causing more issues and pollution than if they were thrown away intact. In many cases the company charging a fee to take them turns around and gets paid for them by a third party. Then they are turned over to be smuggled out of the country to third world locations where they are partially dismantled for the components of value and then put in landfills or even burned in the open air.

    60 minutes had a good expose on this a while ago about an operation in China. I've also seen stories about many areas in Africa where this is common.

    Do a little research to make sure you are dealing with a reputable recycler.

    Links to the 60 minutes story.
    Following The Trail Of Toxic E-Waste - CBS News

    '60 Minutes' examines the business of e-waste recycling | Green Tech - CNET News



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