Electronics Recycling at RadioShack
California Recycling Fee
Beginning January 1, 2005, sales of certain video display devices with a screen measuring at least four inches diagonally are subject to an electronic waste recycling fee imposed by the State of California. If an order is sold or shipped to California, this fee will be charged on the following covered electronic devices:
- Televisions that contain cathode ray tubes, liquid crystal displays, or plasma displays
- Computer monitors that contain cathode ray tubes or use liquid crystal displays
- Laptop computers with liquid crystal displays
- "Bare" cathode ray tubes or any other product that uses a cathode ray tube
- Portable DVD players with liquid crystal displays
The fee charged is based on the viewable screen size, measured diagonally as follows:
|Greater than 4 inches but less than 15 inches||$3.00|
|Greater than or equal to 15 inches but less than 35 inches||$4.00|
|Greater than or equal to 35 inches||$5.00|
The fee is not subject to California sales tax. Sales for resale are not subject to the fee, provided you supply a properly completed California resale certificate at the time the order is faxed or mailed.
Residents of Connecticut
For information on where Connecticut residents can go to recycle used electronic devices, please visit www.ct.gov/dep/ewastedropoff or call this toll-free number: 1-888-424-4193.
Residents of Illinois
Computers, monitors, televisions and printers can be recycled for free. Click to learn more.
Residents of Maine
Beginning July 20, 2006, all waste computer monitors and televisions generated by households in Maine must be recycled (unless shipped out of state for disposal). Please contact your local municipality for information about how and where to recycle your computer monitors and television sets in your area. For more information about Maine's electronic waste law, please visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection web site.
Residents of Pennsylvania
Beginning Jan. 24, 2013, desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, computer peripherals, televisions, and any components of such devices may no longer be disposed in Pennsylvania with municipal waste. For more information, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us (select ‘DEP Programs A-Z’, then select ‘Electronics Recycling’), or contact the Recycling Hotline
Residents of Puerto Rico
For electronic equipment recycling information, visit www.GreenerGadgets.org
Residents of Texas
For information regarding the legal disposition and recycling of covered television equipment (TVs), please visit www.texasrecyclesTVs.org
Residents of Washington
Beginning Jan. 1, 2009, computers, computer monitors and televisions can be recycled for free under the E-Cycle Washington Program. For recycling locations and additional information, please call 1-800-RECYCLE or visit their web site.
Residents of Wisconsin
Many electronics may not be thrown in the trash. E-Cycle Wisconsin provides easy and affordable recycling for Wisconsin residents. Visit dnr.wi.gov and search "e-cycle" for more information.
Residents of Other States
Click here to learn more on electronic recycling locations by state. RadioShack encourages all of its customers to recycle their used computer monitors and televisions.