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Televisions

Televisions
Buying a snappy new flat screen LCD television? With the advent of digital television, many consumers are upgrading their existing LCD TV or making the switch from cathode ray tube televisions. Televisions are accepted at Hartland Landfill, at no charge, in the recycling area as part of the E-Waste Program.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

Replacing a working television is hard on the environment no matter what you do with the old one. Can you get a few more years out of the old TV? Use the computer as a movie screen? What about postponing until the end of summer—who needs a new television when daylight lasts until 10?

If buying a refurbished or new television, pick a company with an excellent environmental record and established recycling programs. Leave the box in the store to encourage less packaging and choose a smaller model to minimize your environmental impact.

Reuse

Does your television still work? If so, consider donating it to a local charity, school group, non-profit or family member. Try offering your television on FreecycleCraigslist or usedvictoria.com.

Recycle

Televisions are included in the Product Stewardship Program. An Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) is added at the point of sale. Get your money’s worth, and recycle it at registered locations.  Not all of the facilities listed below are part of the Product Stewardship program.  If they are not they may charge a recycling fee.

Some manufacturers, such as Sony, accept old electronics, for recycling at no charge. Inquire at electronics stores about local recycling programs and ask where the electronics end up.

Read more about electronics and their final resting places—both the good and the not so good—in the Computers section of the Recyclopedia.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford Avenue
    Saanich
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot, Victoria - Queens

    655 Queens Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery Street
    Esquimalt
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island
    250.539.3383

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Salvation Army - Brentwood

    7177 West Saanich Rd
    Brentwood Bay
    250.652.4622

  • Salvation Army - Cedar Hill Cross

    1551 Cedar Hill Cross Road
    Victoria BC
    250.382.3714

  • Salvation Army - Hillside

    990 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.380.7717

  • Salvation Army - Vanalman

    765 Vanalman Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.2293

  • Salvation Army - Victoria

    525 Johnson Street
    Victoria
    250.384.3755

  • Salvation Army - View Royal

    307 Island Highway
    Victoria
    250.708.0520

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Old television sets can contain up to 8 pounds of lead, a poison which causes nervous system damage and other heath problems. The lead protects you from radiation when the television is in use, but when it’s crushed at a landfill that lead, as well as other metals such as cadmium and mercury, can leach into the environment and cause problems for wildlife and humans alike.

    Televisions also contain copper wire, plastics and glass, which can be recycled and put to further use. By finding a second life for your old television or its components, you can significantly cut back on the toxins that end up in our landfills. If you donate your set, you’ll be helping those in need.