Prince George€s County Encourages Citizens and Residents to Recycle Televisions

WI Staff | 6/18/2009, 8:12 a.m.

Effective Fri., June 12, all television stations nationwide began broadcasting exclusively in a digital format as mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). With this transition, County residents may plan to purchase new digital televisions in order to receive a free over the air signal. The Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources (DER) encourages residents to recycle their unwanted analog televisions.

County residents can drop off up to five televisions (non-console) at DER's Electronics Recycling Acceptance Site located at the Brown Station Sanitary Landfill, 11611 White House Road in Upper Marlboro, Md. free of charge. The hours of operation are Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The facility is closed on Sundays.

"DER is pleased to provide the community with this free electronics recycling program," said Charles Wilson, DER Director. "Our goal is to reduce the amount of landfill waste, recover valuable materials from electronic parts and, most importantly, continue our efforts to Keep It Clean, Keep It Green in Prince George's County."

For more information, please contact DER's Waste Management Group at 301-883-6080.