Sharp Electronics announced a nationwide free electronics recycling program for its televisions and other consumer audio and video products. The program will kick off in several states in November, and is slated to expand to all 50 states, over next three years. Panasonic and Toshiba products will also be accepted at these locations.
Beginning in November, consumers can drop off Sharp, Panasonic and Toshiba electronics for recycling at more than 160 sites in 10 states. Sharp will also accept consumer drop-off of Sharp televisions and consumer electronics products for recycling at its headquarters in Mahwah, NJ. Here is a complete list of locations where Sharp products can be recycled.
Sharp’s recycling program will utilize the infrastructure being developed by the Electronics Manufacturers Recycling Management Company (MRM). The company is a joint venture between Panasonic, Sharp Electronics and Toshiba, and was established in 2007 to manage collection and recycling programs in the U.S. for electronics manufacturers.
Companies such as Best Buy, Lenovo, National Instruments, Office Depot and Toshiba are offering similar e-waste recycling programs. Unlike these free recycling programs, Waste Management launched a ‘pay to recycle’ program for compact florescent lamps in July.