Oregon DEQ urges recycling for old TVs

Oregon DEQ urges recycling for old TVs

Credit: Bill Krumm-KTVB

Oregon DEQ urges recycling for old TVs

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by Associated Press

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 6 at 1:22 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Don't throw away that old TV when you switch to a digital set.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality suggests keeping the old TV as a second TV for games, videos or DVDs.

Or, the agency says, it could be donated to a secondhand store.

Officials note that many old TVs will still work fine when the nation moves to all-digital broadcasting in February.

But starting in January, Oregonians will be able to recycle their old TVs -- along with computers and monitors -- for free through the "Oregon E-Cycles" program that manufacturers pay for.

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