How to dispose of CRTs?

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kreiley
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Check with your city/town, there might be a municipal recycling/disposal program. Where I live, they started charging to take CRT monitors/TVs, and as a result people were just tossing them in dumpsters, which is actually illegal in my state. The city went back to free disposal to keep the old CRTs (which use a lot of lead in the glass) out of the landfill. 

 

The problem is that CRTs went from being something that had value to recyclers to being something that is more like a mildly hazardous waste. There isn't a lot of demand for the leaded glass used for the screen anymore, and very little else you can do with it cost effectively. There is a chance you are going to just have to buck up and pay a few bucks per CRT.

 

The NYT had an interesting article about the problems of old CRT TV disposal, BTW. 

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