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Sony Offers to Pick Up Old TV Sets for Recycling

Nov 20, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Sony is offering free disposal and recycling of old television sets to consumers who purchase a 32-inch or larger Bravia high-definition LCD set under its Green Glove Service.
Sony’s goal is to address a mounting environmental concern as consumers upgrade to flat-screen HD sets and Blu-ray players.
While Sony, in cooperation with Waste Management, does offer free electronics recycling drop sites, the Green Glove Program alleviates the hassle by removing the old set directly from a house.
“Sony is in the forefront of industry recycling efforts by providing consumers another way to conveniently and responsibly dispose of their old electronics,” said Mike Fasulo, Sony Electronics’ chief marketing officer and head of the company’s corporate social responsibility efforts.
“By giving consumers the opportunity to do the right thing without even leaving their homes, we are able to make a lasting impact on the state of our environment by responsibly recycling these materials,” he said.
Older television sets contain lead, cadmium and plastic, which in landfills can be damaging to humans and the surrounding environment, and LCD screens contain mercury, which can affect groundwater supplies.
Sony kicked off its TV recycling program last year. In a recent report card released by the Electronics Take-Back Coalition, Sony scored the highest among TV set manufacturers, with a B-minus.
“Sony was the first TV company to launch a national take-back program. They need a lot more collection sites to be convenient in many states, but we applaud Sony for its leadership on TV take-back,” the ETBC said.
However, a majority of television makers, including JVC, Philips and Sanyo, received an F for lacking a voluntary take-back program.
“We hope that consumers who are shopping for a new TV this holiday season will take the manufacturers’ environmental record into account when they decide what to buy,” said Barbara Kyle, national coordinator of the ETBC. “Consumers can and should use their buying power to push this industry toward greener practices.”

92 Comments

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  2. I have a 36″ Sony FD Trinitron Wega IBR TV, that it is not working. I have it on my Porch for over 4 months,can not put it out because it is too heavy for the garbage men to pick up. Can someone come and pick it up. I was a Sony employee at
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  3. My old 19″ Zenith needs to be picked up since I have just purchased a new 19″ Sony Bravia from Circuit City and they no longer have a pick-up service
    Thank you.

  4. I have an old 19″ Magnavox that needs to be picked up because I just purchased a 32″ Sony Bravia TV. How do I sign up for the pick up program, because my old TV is much too heavy for me to lift.

  5. I JUST PURCHASED A NEW SONY LCD 52in TV FROM SEARS,DILEVERY ON 07/22/09.I NEED TO HAVE A MIT BIG SCREEN PICKED UP

  6. hi i have a 32″ sony tv that i need picked up the tv is great but the image doesnt show anymore. Would u pick this up?

  7. We have a 36″ toshiba. Will you pick it up?

  8. We just bought a Sony 40″ Bravia LCD and have a 36″ Toshiba that is 10 years old and very heavy. Will you pick it up?

  9. I have a 32′ TV not working.
    Could you please pick it up? it’s on my front porch. Am unable to lift it.
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  10. I have a 40″ Sony projection TV, please arrange for pick-up for disposal. Thank you.

  11. I have a 48 inch big screen to pick up can you help
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  12. i have just bought a sony 32 inch t v at fry’s ineed some one to pick up my old tv a 26 inch sharp my phone # is 858-675-7666 addressis 17457 caminito canasto san diego ca 92127 please get back

  13. I have a 37 inch Sony television set. I would like to have it uplifted and wonder how much it is to buy a new 32 inch Sony bravia? How do I do this and whats the next step? I live near Aberdeen, Scotland.

  14. I HAVE A 36′ SONY TRINITRON THATS NOT WORKING WOULD U PICK IT UP I PURCHESED A 52 SONY LCD HD

  15. I just purchased a Sony 52 inch LCDHD TV and need my old TV picked up. The old one is a Sony HD 52 inch projection TV Manufactured 2003 that no longer works. How can I get it picked up???

  16. I just purchased a Sony 52 inch LCDHD TV and need my old TV picked up. The old one is a Sony HD 52 inch projection TV Manufactured 2003 that no longer works. How can I get it picked up???

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  19. I just purchased a 44″ Sony Bravia LCD Digital Color TV and now need to get rid of a 50″ Hitachi Projection Color TV. Can you arrange to have this picked up? What do I need to do?

  20. I JUST PUCHASED A 32 INCH SONY HD TV AND NEED MY OLDER 42 INCH ZENITH PICK’D UP AND DISPOSED OF. ZIP IS 44406 IN CANFIELD , OHIO

  21. I have an old 32’Sony with a wooden frame ,It’s too heavy.Would you pick it up.
    Thank you.

  22. I have an old 32′ Sony with wooden frame.It’s too heavy.Would you pick it up.
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  23. I have a 36″ Sony still works but just bought Sony Flat screen need old TV picked up

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  26. How do I sign up for the pick up program? Need to have an old 27″ Sony tv picked up. Just purchased a 40″ Sony Bravia.

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  29. We just purchased a 32″ Sony Bravia TV and need to have an old TV picked up. Are you still doing this?

  30. I just bought a Sony Bravia and need my old 32 inches Sony picked up, are you still doing it?

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