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.

For businesses and large pickups, or long term recycling agreements, call for more details about pricing. 1-855-MRC-RECYCLE

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 & Networking

  • Desktop PCs
  • Laptops
  • Macs / iMacs / Macbooks
  • iPads
  • Android Tablets
  • Microsoft Surface Tablets
  • Chromebooks
  • LCD Computer Monitors
  • Keyboards
  • Computer Mice
  • Computer Speakers
  • Headsets
  • Webcams
  • Modems
  • Routers
  • Internet Gateways
  • Servers
  • Switches
  • Network Hubs
  • Firewalls
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Raspberry Pis
  • Arduinos
  • Computer Components
  • All Cables & Power Cords

Communication

  • Cell Phones & Smartphones
  • iPhones
  • Android Phones
  • Phone Chargers
  • Phone Accessories
  • VOIP Phones
  • Land Line Phones
  • Cordless Phones
  • Rotary Phones
  • Satellite Phones
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Two-Way Radios
  • HAM Radios
  • CB Radios

Medical & Lab

  • Ultrasound Machines
  • Incubators
  • Bottle Warmers
  • Defibrilators
  • Baby Scales
  • Light Sources
  • Endoscopes
  • Surgical Tools
  • Microscopes
  • Dissecting Scopes
  • Blood Analyzers
  • Gas Chromatographs
  • Centrifuges
  • Autoclaves
  • Hotplates & Stirrers
  • Pipettes
  • Lab Pumps
  • Lab Ovens
  • Lab Scales
  • Otoscopes
  • Opthalmoscopes
  • Refraction Machines
  • Fields Test Machines
  • LASIK Machines

Home Audio

  • Receivers
  • Amplifiers
  • Equilizers
  • Radio Tuners
  • iPods & MP3 Players
  • CD Players
  • Cassette Decks
  • Turntables
  • 8-Track Players
  • Boomboxes
  • Speakers
  • Subwoofers
  • Bass Shakers
  • Headphones & Earbuds
  • Karaoke Machines

Pro Audio

  • Microphones
  • Audio Mixers
  • Compressors & Limiters
  • Equalizers
  • DAW Equipment
  • Studio Monitors
  • Loudspeakers
  • AMPs & DACs
  • Musical Instruments
  • Effects Pedals & Boards
  • Audio Cables

Office

  • Printers
  • Copiers
  • Scanners
  • Fax Machines
  • Dot Matrix Printers
  • Plotters & Large Format Printers
  • Ink & Toner Cartridges
  • 3D Printers
  • Shredders
  • Paper Joggers
  • Paper Cutters
  • Paper Folders
  • Mail Machines
  • Hole Punches
  • Staplers

Retail & Industrial

  • Robotics Equipment
  • Security Cameras
  • Broadcast Equipment
  • GPS Systems
  • PBX Phone Systems
  • POS Equipment
  • Card Swipers/Terminals
  • Barcode Scanners
  • Cash Registers
  • ATMs
  • Electrical Test Equipment
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Voltage Meters
  • Electric Relays
  • Metal Detectors
  • Generators
  • Non-PCB Ballasts
  • Lead-Acid Batteries

Restaurant & Kitchen

  • Large Mixers
  • Ice Cream Machines
  • Coffee & Espresso Machines
  • Commercial Stoves & Ovens

Home Video & Gaming

  • Projectors
  • Blu-ray Players
  • DVD Players
  • VCRs
  • Betamax Players
  • Laserdisc Players
  • DVRs
  • Set Top Boxes
  • Cable & Satellite Receivers
  • Satellite Dishes
  • Portable DVD Players
  • Video Games
  • Video Game Consoles
  • Video Game Peripherals
  • Portable Video Game Systems
  • Camcorders

Photography & Lighting

  • DSLR & SLR Cameras
  • Film Cameras
  • Camera Lenses
  • Light Mixers
  • Stage Lighting Fixtures
  • Tripods
  • Monopods

Home Appliances

  • Washing Machines
  • Dryers
  • Dish Washers
  • Water Heaters
  • Stoves & Ovens
  • Microwaves
  • Toasters
  • Toaster Ovens
  • Crock Pots & Slow Cookers
  • Bread Makers
  • Coffee Makers
  • Blenders
  • Juicers
  • Food Processors
  • Clothing Irons
  • Ironing Boards
  • Space Heaters
  • Trash Compactors
  • Garbage Disposals
  • Vacuum Cleaners
  • Hair Dryers
  • Curling Irons
  • Bathroom Scales
  • Baby Monitors

Exercise Equipment

  • Free Weights & Racks
  • Treadmills
  • Elliptical Machines
  • Stationary Bikes
  • Home Gyms
  • Weight Benches
  • Commercial Workout Equipment

Lawn & Garden

  • Lawnmowers
  • String Trimmers
  • Leaf Blowers
  • Snow Blowers
  • Lawn & Garden Tools