With the Digital TV transition breathing down our necks, we can expect millions of Americans to decide to just junk their current sets in favor of a new HD and Digital capable LCD or Plasma rather than buying a box for signal conversion.
BUT! there are components in television sets that, if thrown in a landfill, can cause some serious pollution concerns (like mercury, ew).
BUT! there are other options for recycling your electronics. We recently found an electronics recycling place to take our old computer components through Earth911 (we also found a center nearby to recycle all of our household rubbish, which I’ll post about some other time more in depth).
Also check out MyGreenElectronics for an easy way to search for certain types of recycling by zip (postal) code.
I don’t think GreenDisk handles tv’s, but, if you’re looking for ways to get rid of computers, components and peripherals, check them out.
So, please, talk to your less mobile (or less environmentally enthusiastic) friends, family and neighbors and offer to take their old televisions to a proper resting ground when they’re ready to get rid of it.