How To Trash Your Television

Kick the boob tube to the curb

What does the Super Bowl have in common with the upcoming digital television switch?
Well, they both could mean a lot of new TVs for consumers.
Many people tend to buy big-screen TVs before the Super Bowl.  And just a few weeks later, TV stations will stop broadcasting in analog (on Feb. 17).

If you watch television using rabbit ears or a rooftop antenna, you can keep your old set, but you'll need a converter box.

But if you plan on getting a new television, recycle the old one.

D.C. residents have two options:

* The Fort Totten Transfer Station: 4900 Bates Road, NE
* The Benning Road Transfer Station: 3200 Benning Road, NE

Both are open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The television screens must be intact, without cracks or punctures.


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