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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In addition to televisions, D.C. residents can bring audio-visual equipment, cell phones, home office equipment and computers.