Satellite Dishes

Alternative ways to recycle

Satellite dishes are e-waste that can be disposed of through the County Household Hazardous Waste Program.

Trash Bin

Never Throw in the Garbage

All electronics contain hazardous waste. Don’t throw them away because they can leach toxic chemicals into the environment.

Consider Professional Removal

Satellite dishes are often mounted in locations that are hard to access. If you can’t safely remove the dish from the roof yourself, hire a professional to do it.

Alternative Ways to Recycle


Return to the Service Provider

Contact the provider for your satellite dish to see if they have a refurbishing or recycling program for their equipment. Drop off DISH equipment at Best Buy for recycling, or ship it to them via UPS. Visit DIRECTV to learn recycling options for their equipment.


Staples’ Take Back Program

Staples offers free, in-store recycling for unwanted electronics, including fax machines, desktop computers, tablets, printers and other electronics. Locate your nearest Staples.

Ways to Reuse

Upcycle It

If you can’t return or recycle your satellite dish, upcycle it! Check out these ideas to get started.