CRT glass is negative value.

There is a cost to properly recycle CRT glass due primarily to lead focus material contained in the glass. Many processing facilities and smelters have been forced to close for stockpiling the glass, which creates a much larger environmental hazard. Imagine a warehouse filled with CRTs, and possibly lead dust if any of the CRT glass is broken. It is a serious concern for the environment and public health.

With fewer processing facilities, the ones that remain open are in great demand, which drives up the price. Additionally, MRC Electronics Recycling must ship the glass greater distances, which increases freight and logistics costs. MRC Electronics Recycling, in compliance with R2 Certification, is required to ship the CRT glass to a properly vetted downstream vendor to properly handle and process the material. This protects our customers from being held as a potential responsible party through any environmental liability.

Many e-waste recyclers have discontinued accepting CRT glass altogether. MRC maintains that this option is not an acceptable environmental solution, and that the recycling of CRT glass is the right thing to do, even if it comes at an increased cost. If an electronics recycler is accepting CRT TVs and Monitors, and is not charging fees for proper recycling, that should be a red flag. Ask for their Certification, and an explanation of how they are properly recycling that material.

MRC will continue to seek the most cost effective solution to properly recycle CRT glass as new technologies emerge, and pass those savings onto our customers.

If you have additional questions about CRT glass recycling, please contact us. We are fully transparent with our processes, and always seek to do the right thing.


PLEASE NOTE: All fees are subject to change as our costs for properly recycling the items listed below change.

Accepted at MRC Imperial Only:

  • Smoke Detectors: $20.00

All Locations:

Fees Per Item

  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs 26” or less: $30.00
  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs 27” or greater (This includes Console TVs, True Big Screen TVs and Projection TVs): $50.00
  • Flat Screen TVs - All sizes (LED, LCD, and Plasma): $20.00
  • Freon Containing Items (Freezers, Refrigerators, AC Units, Dehumidifiers, etc.): $10.00
  • Tanning beds with lamps: $150

CRT Computer Monitors: $5.00 each, unless a Computer is dropped off with it. In this case, the CRT Monitor will be accepted for Free. This applies to drop-offs only.

LCD Computer Monitors are Free.


Fees by Weight (Applies to drop-offs only. The following cannot be accepted at recycling events.)

  • Alkaline Batteries: $1.00 per pound
  • Magnetic Media (VHS Tapes, Cassette Tapes, Floppy Disks): $1.00 per pound
  • Optical Discs (CDs/DVDs): $1.00 per pound

Free to Recycle:

  • Computers
  • Servers
  • Desktop PCs
  • Laptops
  • Macs
  • Tablets
  • Keyboards
  • Computer Mice
  • Speakers
  • LCD Computer Monitors
  • Modems
  • Routers
  • Cables
  • Computer Components
  • Photography Equipment
  • Video Equipment
  • Blu-ray Players
  • DVD Players
  • Laserdisc Players
  • Betamax & VCRs
  • DVRs
  • Cable & Satellite Receivers
  • Satellite Dishes
  • Digital & Film Cameras
  • Audio Equipment
  • Receivers
  • Amplifiers
  • Speakers
  • MP3 Players
  • CD Players
  • Cassette Decks
  • Turntables
  • 8-Track Players
  • Boomboxes
  • Microphones
  • Mixers
  • Rack Equipment
  • DAW Equipment
  • Office Machines
  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Ink & Toner Cartridges
  • Shredders
  • Paper Joggers
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Video Game Accessories
  • Network Phone Systems
  • Cell Phones & Batteries
  • Land Line Phones
  • Cordless Phones
  • Rotary Phones
  • Satellite Phones
  • Phone Accessories
  • Lab Equipment
  • Medical Equipment
  • Robotics Equipment
  • All Cables & Power Cords
  • Lead-Acid Batteries
  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • GPS Systems
  • Microwaves
  • Washing Machines
  • Dryers
  • Dish Washers
  • Stoves & Ovens
  • Blenders
  • Coffee Makers
  • Toasters
  • Crock Pots & Slow Cookers
  • Vacuum Cleaners