Trade in or recycle TVs

Getting rid of an old TV? Is it still working? Consider a trade-in or donating it. Otherwise, repair or recycle.

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TV disposal: your options

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Sell or trade in a TV

Trade in your TV with a retailer, or find a buyer through neighbours or local networks – it will save you the hassle of shipping.

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Donate your old TV

Many charities welcome a TV in working order. They will re-sell or pass it on to someone who needs it. See our page on donating electricals. 

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Repair your TV

Try troubleshooting first, then see our page on repairing electricals and electronics. Faulty parts can often be fixed, saving you from buying new.

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Trading in a TV

You may be able to trade in your TV with a retailer and get cash or money off the cost of a new set.

Larger brands such as Samsung occasionally run special offers where they may take your old set and give you a discount on a new TV, or vouchers towards other purchases. Some stores run part-exchange deals for limited time periods, so it’s worth shopping around – especially if you’re upgrading a TV.

If your old set just needs to be recycled, retailers will take it off your hands.


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How to recycle TVs

Like anything with a plug, battery or cable, your old TV can be recycled.

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Is your data safe? Before recycling, make sure you delete your data and remove any dongles and other attached devices such as DVD players, games consoles and speakers.

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Set aside a bag, box or cupboard – TVs can be big brutes – where you can store your unwanted electricals. Gathering old tech in one place will make your next visit to your local recycling point much smoother.

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Find your local TV recycling point. Simply pop your postcode into our electrical recycling locator.

Find your nearest recycling point

Where can I recycle an old TV near me?

Hypnocat says bag up your electricals for recycling

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Let me channel your urge to recycle your old TV

Repeat after me: “Bag it, don’t bin it.”

Now find your nearest recycling point.

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