Our Commitment to the Environment

VIZIO is committed  to reducing electronic waste and promoting safe recycling industry practices. We provide a robust electronics recycling program across the United States ensuring that all our consumers have access to recycling opportunities through collection locations, collection events, or mail back services. We’re honored to have our electronics recycling program acknowledged by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

We’ve saved 305 million pounds of electronics from landfills.

We strongly believe in helping to protect our environment. We support over 1,000 permanent electronic waste collection sites in the US and we are committed to sending used electronics to third-party certified recyclers.

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Achieving Gold Tier in the EPA SMM Challenge

VIZIO is proud to have participated in the EPA Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Challenge since 2016, reaching the Gold Tier Award Level in 2019.

What is the EPA SMM Challenge?

In order to participate in the SMM challenge Gold Tier, companies must complete the following:

  1. Send at least 95% of all used electronics collected to a third-party certified recycler by the end of the baseline year of participation in the SMM Electronics Challenge.
  2. Provide a detailed explanation of the final destination of the electronics sent to non-certified vendors.
  3. Strive to send 100 percent of used electronics collected from all collection streams (e.g., consumer, warranty and return, business-to-business and internal equipment) to recyclers or refurbishers that have been certified to a recognized third-party certification program no later than the third year of participation.
  4. Submit baseline data within six months of registration.
  5. Increase the total amount of used electronics collected for reuse and recycling from the previous baseline or annual total. If an increase was not possible, explain why not.
  6. Provide for policies that favor recycling and reuse of electronic equipment and/or components as opposed to energy recovery, incineration, or land disposal.

View All Participation Requirements

What does VIZIO report to the EPA?

  1. Total amount collected for reuse and recycling (including consumer, warranty and return, business-to-business and internal equipment, and electronics collected and/or purchased to meet state take back laws)
  2. Percentage of total amount collected sent to third party certified recyclers.
  3. Report the total weight of electronics collected in states with take-back laws (including CA, MA, etc.) specifically collected to meet state Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) laws.
  4. Report the additional weight of used electronics collected for reuse and recycling in states with take-back laws above the amount required by the states.
  5. Report the total amount of used electronics collected for reuse and recycling in states without takeback laws.
  6. Report the weight of electronics collected, but not attributable to a specific state (ex: collected by mail-back program, regional agreement, or other method that does not allow tracking).

View All Reporting Requirements

View EPA SMM Challenge Recycling Reports:
2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Elected to e-Stewards Leadership Council

VIZIO is proud to be an e-Stewards Enterprise Organization.

Since 2019, VIZIO has been serving as a member of the e-Stewards Leadership Council. e-Stewards certified electronic waste recyclers go through a rigorous third-party auditing program designed to promote best practices for environmental protection and ensuring electronic waste isn’t exported to developing nations.

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Our Commitment to You

VIZIO was one of the first companies to create mercury-free TVs and believe in
continuing to explore ways to develop eco-friendly products for our consumers.

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Recycle with Ease.

Doing the right thing shouldn't be a hard thing. There are two simple ways you can properly dispose of your used electronics. Drop them off at a local collection site or mail them in. Follow the steps below to get started. For more information or assistance, contact VIZIO Support or call 844-254-8087.

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Or mail it back

Packaging Recycling.

VIZIO encourages the recycling of the packaging used for your VIZIO-branded electronic device. Please break down all boxes and recycle eligible materials according to local laws, regulations, and waste management provider’s guidelines. 

Electronics Recycling in Your State

Below is a list of states with electronic waste laws and information on how consumers in those states can properly dispose of their consumer electronics. If you are looking to recycle your VIZIO product, please visit the top of this page to search for recycling opportunities. To view each state’s recycling regulations please click a state within the map.

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Washington

Visit E-Cycle Washington for more information on free and easy consumer electronic waste recycling opportunities.

Minnesota

Visit the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency website for more information.

Oklahoma

VIZIO provides recycling of VIZIO-branded devices free of charge to the residents of Oklahoma through a mail back program.

Visit the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality Land Protection Division website for more information.

Texas

VIZIO provides free electronic recycling to the residents of Texas through a mail back program or drop-off at locations that accept televisions for recycling.

Visit the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality website for more information.

California

The California Electronic Waste Recycling Act of 2003 requires that consumers in the State of California pay a small fee on some electronic purchases at the point of purchase.

 

Starting January 1, 2005, the law requires all products with video displays greater than 4 inches wide to be charged a fee at the retail point of sale. Currently, the fees are as follows:

Categories Fee
Video Display Device more than four inches but less than 15 $4.00
At least 15 inches but less than 35 inches $5.00
35 inches or more $6.00

Visit the State of California’s website for more information.

Reciclaje de productos

La eliminación y reciclaje de productos electrónicos de consumo pueden ser regulados por su estado. Siempre deseche correctamente sus productos VIZIO de acuerdo con las leyes y regulaciones locales. VIZIO apoya el reciclaje adecuado de nuestros productos. Para obtener información sobre cómo reciclar correctamente los productos VIZIO y aprender más sobre las leyes de reciclaje de electrónica de consumo, vaya a vizio.com/environment o llame al (800) 374-3473.

Oregon

Visit the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality website for more information on the Oregon E-Cycles Program which offers free and easy consumer electronic waste recycling opportunities.

Indiana

Visit the Indiana Department of Environmental Quality website for more information.

Illinois

Visit the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency website for more information.

Utah

VIZIO provides recycling of VIZIO-branded devices free of charge to the residents of Utah through a mail back program. Visit the Utah Department of Environmental Quality website for more information

South Carolina

Visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s website for more information.

 

North Carolina

Visit the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality website for more information.

Maine

Visit the Maine Department of Environmental Protection website for more information on the Electronic Waste Law.

Pennsylvania

Visit the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection website for more information.

Maryland

VIZIO provides recycling of VIZIO-branded devices free of charge to the residents of Maryland through a mail back program. The program is offered at no charge to Maryland consumers and includes free shipping and free packaging options. Maryland consumers with questions regarding VIZIO's program or that wish to request free packaging can email vizio@eridirect.com or call 800-374-3473. Consumers may also visit the mail back website here.

VIZIO encourages all Maryland consumers to take additional steps to destroy all personal and confidential data contained on computers, data storage devices, and hard drives. While VIZIO's electronic recycling partners provide data destruction on all products received, it is always a good idea for consumers to consider removing or wiping their data prior to return. The following are some options for destroying data on your device:

  • Consult your product's user manual or manufacturer's website for information on factory reset buttons or reconfiguration menus.
  • Utilize software programs for data erasure. Examples include but are not limited to DBAN or Eraser.

Visit the Maryland Department of the Environment website for more information.

Vermont

Visit the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation website for more information on the Vermont E-Cycles law.

Rhode Island

Visit the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management website for more information on the Rhode Island Electronic Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling Act.

Hawaii

Hawaii consumers can recycle their electronics through drop-off sites (search at the top of this page). Visit the Hawaii Department of Health website for more information on the Hawaii Electronic Device Recycling and Recovery Law and additional recycling options. Consumers can also contact VIZIO Support or call 844-254-8087 for more information.

New York

New York State consumers are required to recycle electronic waste, such as computers, computer peripherals, televisions, small scale servers, and small electronic equipment, etc., in an environmentally responsible manner.

VIZIO provides free and convenient electronic recycling to the residents of New York. New York consumers can recycle their electronics through drop-off sites (search at the top of this page), collection events, or VIZIO’s mail back program. VIZIO will accept all VIZIO-branded covered electronic equipment* and, with any purchase of VIZIO branded covered electronic equipment, VIZIO will recycle your old brand of the same type of covered electronic equipment at no cost. Consumers can contact VIZIO Support or call 844-254-8087 for more information on how to return covered electronic equipment for recycling.

VIZIO encourages all New York consumers to take additional steps to destroy personal and confidential data contained on computers, data storage devices, and hard drives. While VIZIO's electronic recycling partners provide data destruction on all products received, it is always a good idea for consumers to consider removing or wiping their data prior to return. The following are some options for destroying data on your device:

  • Consult your product's user manual or manufacturer's website for information on factory reset buttons or reconfiguration menus.
  • Utilize software programs for data erasure. Examples include but are not limited to DBAN or Eraser.

For more information, visit New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s website.

*Definitions:

  • New York Consumer: A person located in New York State who owns or uses covered electronic equipment, including but not limited to an individual, a business, corporation, limited partnership, not-for-profit corporation, the state, a public corporation, public school, school district, private or parochial school or board of educational services or government entity, but does not include any entity involved in a wholesale transaction between a distributor and retailer.

  • Covered Electronic Equipment: Includes the following products:

    • Computers;

    • Computer peripherals, including monitors; keyboards; mice; fax machines, scanners, or printers intended for use with a computer and not exceeding 100 lbs. in weight; and any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into any of the aforementioned products;

    • Small electronic equipment, including portable digital music players that have memory capability and are battery-powered; VCRs; DVD players; DVRs; digital converter box; cable or satellite receiver; electronic or video game console; and any cable, cord, or wiring permanently affixed to or incorporated into any such product;

    • Small-scale servers; and

    • Televisions.

Virginia

VIZIO provides recycling of VIZIO-branded devices free of charge to the residents of Virginia through a mail back program

Visit the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality website for more information.

West Virginia

VIZIO provides recycling of VIZIO-branded devices free of charge to the residents of West Virginia through a mail back program. Consumers can contact vizio@eridirect.com or call 800-374-3473 to return covered electronic devices. 

Visit the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection website for more information.

New Jersey

Consumers can contact vizio@eridirect.com or call 800-374-3473 for more information on how to return covered electronic devices for recycling. Visit the New Jersey E-Cycles website for information on the New Jersey Electronic Waste Management Act.

Connecticut

Visit the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection website for more information on the Connecticut Electronics Recycling Law. 

Wisconsin

VIZIO provides recycling of VIZIO-branded devices free of charge to residents of Wisconsin through a mail back program. Please also visit here to find drop-off locations in the state.

Visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website for more information.

 

Michigan

VIZIO provides recycling of VIZIO-branded devices free of charge to the residents of Michigan through a mail back program. Please also visit here to find drop-off locations in the state.

Visit the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy website for more information.

District of Columbia

VIZIO will accept all VIZIO-branded devices for recycling and, with any purchase of a new VIZIO television, VIZIO will recycle your old brand of television at no cost. For more information, contact VIZIO Support or call 844-254-8087.

Visit the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment website for more information.

Missouri

VIZIO provides recycling of VIZIO-branded devices free of charge to the residents of Missouri through a mail back program

Visit the Missouri Department of Natural Resources website for more information.

Colorado

VIZIO provides recycling of VIZIO-branded devices free of charge to the residents of Colorado through a mail back program

Visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website for more information.

Discover Our Partners.

Learn more about what our trusted partners are doing for the environment

As a member of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), VIZIO fully supports the vision and
mission of the RBA:

Vision

A global electronics industry that creates sustainable value for workers, the environment and business.

Mission

Members, suppliers and stakeholders collaborate to improve working and environmental conditions through leading standards and practices.

 

VIZIO commits to comply to the RBA Code of Conduct in its own operations, progressively
implementing the RBA approach and tools in the spirit of the industry’s common goals.

VIZIO also commits to progressively apply the RBA Code of Conduct to its suppliers, to monitor
its application to the best of its ability using RBA practices and tools, and to encourage and
support its suppliers to do the same.