Satellite Dishes Alternative ways to recycle Electronics Recycling Drop-Off 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.