Why recycle them? Its not an easy undertaking. It takes a lot of labor. TV's in general weigh about 65-120 pounds each. So They are difficult to handle, stack and expensive to ship. This is why we collect a fee when it comes to CRT recycling. Typically the fee is about .30 - .40 per pound.
Here are 8 things you probably didnt know about old glass crt's.
An old CRT (cathode ray tube) monitor can contain a variety of contaminants, including:1 Lead: CRTs contain lead in the form of leaded glass, which is used to protect the screen and the electronic components inside the monitor.2 Mercury: Some CRTs contain small amounts of mercury in the form of a phosphor coating on the screen, which is used to create the image.3 Cadmium: CRT monitors may contain cadmium in the form of cadmium sulfide, which is used as a phosphor in color CRTs.4 Other heavy metals: CRTs may contain other heavy metals such as copper, zinc, and aluminum.5 Flame retardants: CRTs may contain flame retardants in the plastic housing and other components to prevent fire hazards.6 PVC: CRT monitors may contain PVC in the form of plastic cable insulation and other components.7 Beryllium: CRT monitors may contain beryllium in the form of beryllium oxide, which is used as an insulator in CRT monitors.8 PCBs: CRT monitors may contain PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in the form of capacitors and other electronic components.