How do I dispose of a TV or computer monitor (CRT)?

Electronic waste or E-waste such as televisions, computers and monitors contain toxic components. A typical computer processor and monitor contain five to eight pounds of lead and heavy metals such as cadmium, mercury and arsenic. Under Maine law, it is illegal to dispose of computer monitors and televisions. Instead, all waste computer monitors and televisions must be recycled at a Universal Waste Collection site available through a municipal or other program. Click on the following DEP link for helpful guidance on recycling CRTs http://www.maine.gov/dep/waste/recycle/computerrecy.html and for a map-based guide to find recycling locations for electronics, fluorescent lamps and mercury thermostats visit Help ME Recycle

Should you have any questions or require additional information, the DEP is available to assist you. For help, call Ann Pistell in the DEP’s Bureau of Remediation and Waste Management at (207) 287-7703 or e-mail her at ann.e.pistell@maine.gov