Monday, June 8, 2009

Recycle Those Analog TVs

From HoCo gov:

On June 12, 2009, all broadcast television stations in the United States will transition from an analog broadcast to a digital broadcast, impacting any television that is not directly connected to cable or satellite television. The Howard County Bureau of Environmental Services is asking residents who have decided NOT to continue using their analog TVs to recycle those TVs instead of throwing them away.

Howard County Government suggests two options for TV recycling:

· The Alpha Ridge Landfill Resident’s Convenience Area at 2350 Marriottsville Road is open to residents Monday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and accepts televisions, computers, keyboards, printers, scanners, laptops, VCRs, radios, cables and more for recycling. Residents are reminded that the County does not recycle electronics through the curbside recycling program.

· Best Buy’s Customer Take-Back Program allows customers to bring in their old TVs (32 inches or smaller) at no charge. Customers are limited to two televisions per person, per day and console TVs are not accepted.

For more information about recycling an old TV or other electronics, contact the Bureau of Environmental Services at 410-313-6444 or visit them at

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