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How to Dispose of an Old TV in the City of Philadelphia, PA

by Rebecca Johnson

Disposing old televisions in Philadelphia is easy thanks to the city's Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events. Televisions should be recycled because they can contain pounds of lead and other toxic materials, including mercury in some older models. The Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off offers a monthly service at different locations throughout the city. Not only can you dispose of old televisions, but you can also get rid of other hazardous materials, including old gasoline, cellphones, paints and paint thinners, pesticides, fluorescent lights, mercury, lead. You can also dispose of TVs at any Sanitation Convenience Center Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Step 1

Navigate to Phila.gov/streets/HHW.html on your Internet browser.

Step 2

View the drop-off date and location for drop-off. If the date or location is not convenient, click the "Sanitation Convenience Center" link to locate the nearest drop-off location.

Bring the television, along with proof of residence, to the drop-off location. The television will be recycled. Proof of Residency can be a driver's license, state ID or vehicle registration.

Items you will need

  • Proof of residency

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