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Report: Recycling analog TVs avoids hazard

Washington -- The proper recycling of analog televisions and other electronics in the United States can help prevent environmental hazards, The Washington Post says.

The Post said Sunday if analog TV owners cannot find a person to donate or sell the outdated electronics item to, they can properly dispose of the goods through programs in most U.S. cities and counties.

Individuals looking to take part in such drop-off programs were recommended to visit the Web site of their local government for details.

U.S. residents could potentially dispose of their analog televisions through recycling programs offered by some stores and manufacturers, the Post said.

Among the companies accepting their old electronics products at certain locations are LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba.

The Post said any of the recycling program efforts may have a slight fee as a result of the cost associated with the safe disposal of the televisions.

Copyright 2009 by United Press International.

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