Man on roof removing satellite dish

Removal and recycling of satellite dish systems has fallen on the subscribers, who get little support from subscription TV companies. As a result of lack of information, many satellite TV dishes end up in area landfills.

Are satellite TV dishes recyclable or not? Depending on who you ask, the proper method of disposal or recycling for satellite TV dishes can be as clear as … well, a fuzzy TV signal.


Making smart sustainable choices requires practice. Earth911’s weekly sustainability quiz helps you hone your ability to recognize earth-friendly products and services. Through your daily choices — from transportation mode to purchases to waste disposal — you can make a positive difference.

Editor’s note: This quiz was originally published on May 23, 2019

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