In 2011, Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 329 regulating television recycling into law. The regulation requires manufacturers and retailers selling televisions in Texas to provide free, convenient recycling programs for individual consumers. Manufacturers and retailers must register with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the TCEQ makes that list available online at tceq.texas.gov. The television regulations place requirements on manufacturers, retailers, and recyclers of televisions:
- Manufacturers must label new televisions with their brand name, develop a recycling program either as an individual company or in partnership with other manufacturers, use only registered recyclers, and submit their recovery plan as well as annual reports to the TCEQ.
- Retailers selling new televisions must sell only televisions that are labeled with the manufacturer brand, provide consumers with information on recycling options, and order and sell televisions only from manufacturers listed with the TCEQ.
- Recyclers must register with the TCEQ, appropriately manage televisions according to law, and report annually on the weight/volume of the televisions they receive and recycle.
Where can Bartonville residents recycle their electronics?
Residents are encouraged to contact local retailers who sell computer equipment and televisions as well as manufacturers on the TCEQ lists to request recycling options are made available locally for their products. Following are some local locations that provide recycling of electronics. Please note that there could be a charge associated with recycling items with the locations listed.
Lewisville Goodwill Retail Center 919 W. Main Street
Goodwill Industries and Dell have partnered to create RECONNECT, a free program for consumers to reuse and responsibly recycle unwanted electronics. It’s easy and it’s free.
Simply bring in your computer equipment to your local Goodwill store. Proceeds from resale value of donations will be returned to Goodwill Industries to support their mission of creating job opportunities for individuals with barriers to employment. Please note this location does not accept televisions.
997 W. Valley Ridge Lewisville 75067
Staples makes it easy for customers to recycle electronics such as computers, monitors, laptops, and desktop printers, faxes and all–in–ones at any Staples store. All brands are accepted, regardless of whether the equipment was purchased at Staples. Smaller computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and speakers are accepted at no charge. Large equipment may incur a charge to cover handling, transport, product disassembly and recycling.
Other Items Accepted for Recycling:
Ink and Toner Cartridges, Cell Phones, Digital Cameras, Rechargeable Batteries
6060 Long Prairie Rd. Flower Mound, Texas 75028 972-874-0965
Best Buy will accept most consumer electronics, including televisions and monitors up to 32 inches, flat screens up to 60 inches, desktop computers, notebooks, videocassette recorders, DVD players and phones.
Electronics Recyclers International Lakeside Trade Center, Building
1500 Enterprise Drive, Suite 400
Flower Mound 75028
972.829.4230 or 800.884.8466
ERI recycles many types of electronics including televisions, computers, VCRs, stereos, etc. Certain television brands are recycled for free due to special partnerships between ERI and those manufacturers. Other brands are accepted for a fee. Those manufacturer brands that are free include Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Sharp, Toshiba, and Visio.