does anybody know how to keep it from winding up in a landfill? Is
there a disposer who will break it down properly or a charity that can
use a TV that works in black and white (color is shot, but b/w is fine)?
OC toxic waste transfer stations
they take all sorts of household stuff....no charge (it's in our
Thank goodness somebody posted a rational answer to OP's dilemma.
Most municipalities have facilities to dispose of electronics that
contain hazardous materials. Doing any of the silly things suggested
on this thread has the potential to release those hazardous materials
into the environment.
Search local newspaper archives. It is overwhelmingly
likely that some one in Orange Cty. regularly disassembles
electronics to salvage parts and that local newspapers
feature this activity from time to time.
Yeah, that's a real good way to act responsibly. Or better yet, get
arrested, as you should be.
If whoever takes your regular trash will take it, I wouldn't worry
about it winding up in a landfill. Trash disposal is certainly highly
regulated in Orange County, so it will very likely be properly disposed
of. Most of it, pic tube for example, is destined for a landfill no
Even with the FBI on the case, nobody's been arrested:
"The FBI says nearly 70 pieces of luggage that originated from a Continental
Airlines flight were found in a garbage bin outside a Houston pet store."
I've seen AUTOMOBILES stuffed in dumpsters! It's the way the world works.
Railroad bums; sleeping in cars with tons off steel dropped in. Being
told first hand..they stink and not much left. They could tell there
was a back-pack, besides any dried residue.
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens
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