Satellite Dishes Alternative ways to recycle E-Waste Satellite dishes are considered Household Hazardous Waste. Never Throw in the Trash 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. DISH and DIRECTV are two providers that offer (limited) recycling programs. 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.