Buying a snappy new flat screen LCD television? With the advent of digital television, many consumers are upgrading their existing LCD TV or making the switch from cathode ray tube televisions. Televisions are accepted at Hartland Landfill, at no charge, in the recycling area as part of the E-Waste Program.
How do I go green?
Replacing a working television is hard on the environment no matter what you do with the old one. Can you get a few more years out of the old TV? Use the computer as a movie screen? What about postponing until the end of summer—who needs a new television when daylight lasts until 10?
If buying a refurbished or new television, pick a company with an excellent environmental record and established recycling programs. Leave the box in the store to encourage less packaging and choose a smaller model to minimize your environmental impact.
Televisions are included in the Product Stewardship Program. An Environmental Handling Fee (EHF) is added at the point of sale. Get your money’s worth, and recycle it at registered locations. Not all of the facilities listed below are part of the Product Stewardship program. If they are not they may charge a recycling fee.
Some manufacturers, such as Sony, accept old electronics, for recycling at no charge. Inquire at electronics stores about local recycling programs and ask where the electronics end up.
Read more about electronics and their final resting places—both the good and the not so good—in the Computers section of the Recyclopedia.
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349 Rainbow Road
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7177 West Saanich Rd
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1551 Cedar Hill Rd
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990 Hillside Ave
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765 Vanalman Avenue
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525 Johnson Street
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The Environmental Story
Old television sets can contain up to 8 pounds of lead, a poison which causes nervous system damage and other heath problems. The lead protects you from radiation when the television is in use, but when it’s crushed at a landfill that lead, as well as other metals such as cadmium and mercury, can leach into the environment and cause problems for wildlife and humans alike.
Televisions also contain copper wire, plastics and glass, which can be recycled and put to further use. By finding a second life for your old television or its components, you can significantly cut back on the toxins that end up in our landfills. If you donate your set, you’ll be helping those in need.
Questions? Call the CRD Hotline.
We can answer your questions on the Hartland landfill, composting, household hazardous waste, recycling and more!
toll-free: 1.800.663.4425 #3030
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