TV (CRT) Alternative ways to recycle Illegal in Garbage & Drains Recycle with E-Waste Residents can also have used televisions picked up from their house by scheduling an appointment through the city’s universal waste collection program. Call the Public Services Division at (916) 434-2450 to set a date for pick-up. Never Throw in the Trash Many older TVs contain hazardous waste, such as lead and cadmium, that could leach into the environment. These chemicals are dangerous, so don’t throw TVs in the trash. Alternative Ways to Recycle Best Buy's Electronics and Appliances Recycling Program Best Buy will take back CRV TVs for a $25 fee; up to two TVs are accepted from each household per day. If your CRT TV is larger than 32 inches, you cannot drop it off, but they will pick it up free of charge if you have a new product delivered. Find a location here. Apple Store Gift Card Apple runs a reuse and recycling program for unwanted iPhones, iPads, Mac or PC computers and displays. Depending on the condition of your electronics, Apple can give you credit if they have monetary value. Find out more.