We collectively encourage Magnavox customers to help protect our environment and recycle their used electronic devices. As part of our electronics recycling efforts in USA, we have made the following arrangements.

In a number of states we participate with the MRM electronics recycling program. In a number of states we have partnered with the DNA Group through their multi-state program called the MITS (Manufacturer Interstate Take-back System). More information about the two programs can be found here:


MRM recycling program:                   www.mrmrecycling.com.

DNA Group Multistate progam:          www.dnagroup.us


For a clear overview of which products fall under which program, please use the following table;


Product type                                     Program

Television                                         mrmrecycling.com

Blu-ray players                                 mrmrecycling.com

(stationary) DVD players                 mrmrecycling.com

Home cinema systems                   mrmrecycling.com


Portable audio and video                  dnagroup.us

Home audio                                       dnagroup.us

Boomboxes                                       dnagroup.us

Clock radios                                      dnagroup.us


Always check with your local or state organizations on the proper disposal methods or disposal restrictions in your area. Many states already have comprehensive programs for handling electronic waste that may be a convenient option for you. The correct disposal of your old product will help prevent potential negative consequences for our environment and human health. Do not dispose of your old products with your normal household waste. Consider options for Reuse of the product before recycling or disposal.

Furthermore the Consumer Technology Association Website, www.greenergadgets.org, provides information about purchasing greener products and recycling consumer electronics. Consumers can view electronics recycling opportunities in their locations by inserting their zip code into a search function.

More information about E-Cycling (State by State) Information:



Each year in California hundreds of thousands of computers, monitors, copiers, fax machines, printers, televisions, and other electronic items become “obsolete” in the eyes of consumers. Rapid advances in technology and an expanding demand for new features accelerate the generation of “old” electronic equipment (“e-waste”). The result is a growing challenge for businesses, residents, and local governments as they search for ways to reuse, recycle, or properly dispose of this equipment.

Many components of electronic equipment–including metals, plastic, and glass–can be recycled, while others may present environmental hazards if not managed correctly. This site provides information and resources on how to properly manage your electronic products.

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Computers and televisions are only part of the consumer electronics waste stream which also includes VCRs, radios, cell phones, and small appliances. Collectively, they are referred to as electronic waste, or “e-waste” and are one of the fastest growing portions of our waste stream.  As new electronic equipment becomes faster, cheaper and more efficient, more and more of these devices, especially computers, will find their way from the desktop to the bottom of the closet. For each new product that is introduced to consumers, one or more products become outdated or obsolete. In 2005, EPA estimated that 26 to 37 million computers became obsolete amounting to approximately 1.9 to 2.2 million tons of waste nationally. Careful disposal of these items is important because many electronic products contain hazardous components. Computer monitors and televisions can contain leaded glass. Materials such as beryllium, mercury, cadmium, nickel, zinc, silver and gold can be found in printed circuit boards. Cadmium can also be found in batteries and mercury can be present in relays and switches. If it is not recovered for recycling, it will likely end up in a waste-to-energy facility, where most of our trash is disposed in Connecticut. Incineration of e-waste can produce dioxin and contribute to heavy metal contamination in the atmosphere.

Responsible recycling and disposal of e-waste can help prevent exploitation of people in lesser developed countries where much of the e-waste from the U.S. has historically been disposed. Media exposés of companies that sent e-waste overseas where unprotected workers rummage through vast mountains of smoldering electronics to recover bits of recyclable metals served to shed light on the problem that our e-waste was causing elsewhere. This, among other reasons, prompted states, including CT, to pass e-waste recycling laws that help to ensure responsible recycling and disposal of these items.

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The Hawaii Electronic Waste and Television Recycling and Recovery Law requires manufacturers of covered electronic devices (CEDs) and televisions (TVs) to operate recycling programs. Covered electronics include computers, printers, monitors, and televisions.

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The Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act establishes a statewide system for recycling and/or reusing a specific set of covered electronic devices that are discarded from residences by requiring electronic manufacturers to participate in the management of discarded and unwanted electronic products.

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As we replace old electronic products with newer models, the stockpile of used and obsolete products grows. According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), Americans now own approximately 24 electronic products per household. The Solving The E-Waste Problem (StEP) Initiative estimates that in 2012 the United States generated over 65 pounds of e-waste per resident.

The following items are prohibited from being discarded by Indiana households, public (including charter) schools, and small businesses:

  •            Televisions
  •            Computer monitors
  •            Computers (including desktops, laptops, and tablets)
  •            E-readers
  •            Fax machines
  •            Peripherals (including keyboards, mice, external hard drives, printers, all-in-one printer/scanner/copiers, projectors, and any other devices that are sold exclusively for external use with a computer and provide input into or output from a computer)
  •            DVD players (including gaming systems that are able to play DVDs)
  •            Digital photo frames
  •            Digital media players
  •            iPods/MP3 players
  •            Camcorders/cameras
  •            DVR/TiVo devices (including cable boxes and satellite boxes, but not satellite dishes)
  •            Portable GPS navigation systems


Why Recycle Electronics?

Electronics contain heavy metals, including lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium that can be harmful if released into the environment. Recycling electronics ensures these materials are safely managed and that valuable materials such as steel, glass, and plastic, as well as precious metals such as copper, gold, tin, silicon, and aluminum are reclaimed for the manufacturing of new products. Reusing and recycling raw materials from e-waste conserves natural resources and avoids pollution.

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Details on eCycling activities including the amount of electronics collected for recycling can be found in the annual Maryland Solid Waste Management and Diversion Report available in the Publications section of MDE’s web page.

Maryland’s eCycling Legislation
Maryland’s Statewide Electronics Recycling Program, Sections 9-1727 to 9-1730 of the Environment Article, Annotated Code of Maryland (definitions in Section 9-1701) require certain electronic manufacturers to register annually with the Maryland Department of the Environment and pay an annual registration fee if they sell or offer for sale electronic devices covered by Maryland’s eCycling legislation (CEDs) in Maryland.

A reduced annual registration fee is available, after the initial registration, if a manufacturer has a Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)-approved take back program for all of their products covered under Maryland law.  An approved take back program must be free, including providing, at no cost to the returner, a method of returning a CED to the manufacturer and include educational and instructional materials relating to the destruction and sanitization of data from a CED.


How to Recycle Electronic Devices in Maryland
Electronic Manufacturers that will recycle my old electronic device for free.

Maryland’s eCycling legislation requires CED manufacturers to register with MDE annually, and in certain circumstances pay an annual registration fee, in order to sell their products in the State.  Part of Maryland’s eCycling legislation enables manufacturers to qualify for a reduced annual renewal registration fee by offering Maryland customers free takeback of their end-of-life CEDs.  MDE encourages Maryland CED customers to take advantage of these manufacturer takeback programs when disposing of their end-of-life CEDs.

Registered manufacturers whose listing includes a toll-free telephone number or web link have a MDE-approved takeback program and offer free takeback of their CEDs.  Details of the takeback program are available by calling the toll-free telephone number or going to the manufacturer’s web page.  If you feel that the manufacturer is not fulfilling the responsibility relating to the takeback of their old CEDs, please contact MDE to report and detail the problem.

In addition to manufacturer takeback programs, the following also exist to recycle your old CEDs.  Inclusion on this list does not constitute endorsement by MDE. Please be sure to contact the company for information or clarification about the services offered, hours of operation, specific requirements, and current charges.

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Using electronic products is as much a part of our daily activities as driving a car or using a microwave oven. But, unlike cars or ovens, these products quickly become out of date. The problem is that electronic wastes (e-waste), such as televisions, computers and computer monitors, contain toxic substances, including lead, mercury, cadmium, lithium, brominated flame retardants, phosphorous coatings, and PVC plastics that create dioxins when burned. Although these devices are safe to use, when thrown away they can release these toxics, posing a threat to human health and the environment. The best solution is to be sure e-waste is recycled.

Some electronic wastes are regulated as hazardous waste when generated by businesses, including electronics that contain cathode ray tubes, mercury lamps, and circuit boards. Universal Waste Management Companies can ensure your electronics are handled and recycled in accordance with all regulatory requirements. Maine residents, elementary and secondary schools, and businesses with 100 or fewer employees can recycle some of their e-waste at little to no cost through Maine’s product stewardship program.

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Electronics Reuse and Recycling
Computers, cell phones, printers and other peripherals are part of the business and educational landscape of our society. We rely on them daily to communicate, educate and conduct business. What happens to these tools when we replace them with newer, faster models? Donating is becoming a common practice for extending the life of working electronics but eventually they will no longer be valuable as products. What do we do with these obsolete electronics as well as our broken televisions, radios, …

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Electronic waste and recycling

Consumer electronics such as TVs, computer equipment, and DVD players contain toxic metals and chemicals. According to the EPA, Americans own nearly 3 billion electronic products.

These devices are safe to use every day in your house, but when thrown away, can release heavy metals and other chemicals under certain conditions in the environment. Protect yourself and the environment: keep them out of the trash 

Residents can take advantage of the growing number of recycling options for household electronics—some are free, while some charge a fee.

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Electronic waste and recycling

If you have an outdated computer or two in your basement or old cell phones packed away in a box, you’re not alone. According to a study by the Consumer Electronics Association, Americans own approximately 24 electronic products per household. With a constant supply of newer, faster electronic products on the market, older models are continually replaced. As a result, electronics have become one of the fastest growing waste streams.

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North Carolina

Electronics Management

N.C. General Statutes 130A-309.130 through 130A-309.141 “Discarded Computer Equipment and Television Management” establish an electronics recycling program for the state of North Carolina with shared responsibility between computer manufacturers, television manufacturers, retailers, local and state government, and consumers. The goal of the program is to foster a statewide recycling infrastructure for these materials. In conjunction with this program, the law bans televisions, computers, monitors, printers, scanners and computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice from disposal in landfills.

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New Jersey


New Jersey E-cycles Webpage provides you with all of the information you need to know regarding the “Electronics Waste Management Act”  (The Act)’s requirement for aFREE and environmentally sound recycling program for computers, monitors, laptops, portable computers and televisions.

Electronic Waste Management Program – Adoption Document for New Rules (N.J.A.C. 7:26A-13). To view the complete Recycling Rules that include the new Ewaste portion click here.

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New York

NEW YORK Residential Electronics Recycling

The eWASTE Alliance Network consists of over 300 Residential Collection Sites developed to be a convenient option for residential generators to recycle their eWASTE. All of the eWASTE Alliance Network collection sites are registered with the NYS DEC.

*Fees & acceptable items may vary — Please call the collection site to verify what they accept. Click on the location name for the phone number.



  •          Computers (including laptops, desktops, tablets and e-readers)
  •          Televisions
  •          Cathode ray tubes
  •          Small-scale servers
  •          Computer peripherals (including any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into the computer peripheral.)
  •          Monitors
  •          Electronic keyboards
  •          Electronic mice or similar pointing devices
  •          Facsimile machines, document scanners, and printers (only those intended for use with a computer and weighing less than 100 lbs.)
  •          Small electronic equipment (including any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into the small electronic equipment.)
  •          VCRs
  •          Digital video recorders
  •          Portable digital music players
  •          DVD players (including projectors with DVD player capabilities intended for home-use)
  •          Digital converter boxes
  •          Cable or satellite receivers (including digital media receivers)
  •          Electronic or video game consoles (including both handheld devices and those intended for use with a video display device)



Alkaline Batteries, Household Appliances(Toaster Ovens, Hairdryers), Liquids/Oils, Air Conditioners/Dehumidifiers/Refrigerators, Fluorescent Lamp Material, & Tape Media.

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Oregon E-Cycles!

Oregon E-Cycles is a free, easy and environmentally responsible recycling program for computers, monitors, TVs, printers, keyboards and mice. The Oregon E-Cycles program is financed by electronics manufacturers and jointly implemented with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

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Electronics Recycling

We encourage Texans to support the state’s economy and environment by repairing, reselling, donating, or recycling used electronics. Choosing to recycle used electronics over landfill disposal reduces the need to process raw materials for new products.

Electronics Recycling Programs

Texas law now requires television and computer-equipment manufacturers to offer recycling opportunities to consumers for these electronics. Under the Computer Recycling and TV Recycling programs households have two options to recycle electronics.

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Computer and electronics recycling has moved to the forefront of recycling program discussions across the U.S.A. EPA has initiated a number ofprograms and promotions geared to raise the public’s understanding of the need to capture this material, and as an alternative to disposal, to have it properly managed through reuse, re-manufacturing or recycling systems. Improperly managed electronic materials may release hazardous materials such as lead, mercury and hexavalent chromium into the environment. Many manufacturers have set up take-back programs or funded regional collection programs to facilitate the recovery and proper management of their products.  Virginia seeks to promote the responsible management of electronics waste in accordance with federal and state regulations. Access the following web site for additional information on EPA’s Plug-In to eCycling Program: http://www.epa.gov/plugin. A number of ongoing electronics recycling collection events have been established by Virginia localities. For information about electronics recycling options in your community, contact your local recycling program manager.

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On January 1, 2011 it became illegal in Vermont to dispose of electronics in the garbage.  The good news is that if you are a resident, charity, school district, or a small business, the Vermont E-cycles Program provides recycling of computers, monitors, televisions, printers and computer peripherals. To find a Vermont E-Cycles collection location near you, click here.

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Washington’s FREE, convenient and environmentally responsible electronics recycling program has been operational since January 1, 2009. Products accepted at E-Cycle Washington drop-off sites are: computers, monitors, laptops, tablet computers, televisions, portable DVD players and e-readers.

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E-Cycle Wisconsin program information

E-Cycle Wisconsin is a statewide, manufacturer-funded program that recycles certain electronics used in homes and schools. Individuals, K-12 public schools and Parental Choice Program schools can use E-Cycle Wisconsin to save on electronics recycling. Others may use the program to find responsible recyclers. Manufacturers, recyclers, collectors, retailers, local governments and others have important roles to play in making E-Cycle Wisconsin a success.

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