With Super Bowl LI this weekend, people across the country are gearing up for watch parties. Many football fans may purchase a new television to watch the game, but how to properly dispose of an old television is not common knowledge.

Since televisions are large devices, first instinct may be to leave them in an alley or forget about the old device in a garage. While holding onto the device is harmless, the old device could have resale and refurbishment value.

One way to ensure the device is properly refurbished or recycled is to sell it to a certified electronics management company. A certified electronics manager will process the device securely and in compliance with local, state and federal legislation.

Many flat panel televisions contain CRT glass, which is dangerous to the environment if not processed correctly. A certified electronics management and disposal company can process TVs that contain and do not contain CRT glass so that there is minimal environmental risk.

HOBI International, Inc. is an R2, RIOS, ISO 14001 and WBE certified electronics refurbishment, recycling and resale company. HOBI uses the best practices to ensure any personal data has been removed from the device, and identifies the best refurbishment, resale and recycling opportunities to ensure maximum value is achieved.