Why Recycle Your Old CRTs?
Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) contain hazardous materials including up to 5 pounds
of lead as well as trace amounts of mercury, cadmium, barium, and phosphorous.
In 1992, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned the dumping of CRTs.
When crushed and incinerated, a CRT can release deadly airborne particles into
the atmosphere. If buried in a landfill, a CRT can release toxic materials that
can leach into the soil and find their way into the water supply. By properly
recycling your old CRTs, you can protect the environment and minimize your
As a public service, CyberResearch has assembled a list of CRT
recycling resources. Inclusion in this list does not constitute or imply any
endorsement by CyberResearch, Inc. This list is subject to change at any time.
Department of Environmental Protection and other
agencies that can advise you on recycling your CRTs:
National Recycling Coalition (NRC)
Providing a searchable database of recyclers, reuse organizations, and municipal
programs that accept old electronic equipment.
Electronic Recylers by State:
Electronics Recycling Programs and Policies by State:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
US EPS fact sheet entitled "Electronics: A New Opportunity for Waste Prevention,
Reuse, and Recycling." Provides an overview of the environmental and economic
issues involved in the design, reuse and recycling of consumer waste.
Donate Functioning Equipment:
Many schools, nursing homes, and other not-for-profit organizations accept
donations of working CRTs, which may be tax deductible. Two organizations that
act as clearinghouses to help you donate equipment are:
National Cristina Foundation: http://www.cristina.org/
PEP National Directory of Computer Recycling Programs:
Also see www.google.com, "CRT recycling lists" for a more complete list of
web-based recycling resources.