what to do with a broken (large) TV in orange county, CA?


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)?
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snipped-for-privacy@spamgourmet.com wrote:

Set it out on the curb. Your problem will disappear within a few hours.
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On 26 Dec 2006 15:51:47 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@spamgourmet.com wrote:

Send it to the Governor's hospital room as a back-up unit.
-- Oren
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens constantly."
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snipped-for-privacy@spamgourmet.com wrote:

OC toxic waste transfer stations http://www.oclandfills.com/hhwcc.asp
they take all sorts of household stuff....no charge (it's in our property tax)
http://www.oclandfills.com/hhwccproducts.asp
cheers Bob
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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.
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On Thu, 28 Dec 2006 17:14:36 -0800, aspasia wrote:

So my suggestion was wrong - "Send it to the Governor's hospital room as a back-up unit"? Never mind.
-- Oren
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens constantly."
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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.
--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
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snipped-for-privacy@spamgourmet.com wrote:

As one person suggested, placing it on the curb for the urban faeries is one solution. Another is putting in a schoolyard playground at night.
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wrote:

Another is leave it in a cart in a WalMart parking lot.     car batteries, old bags of cement, used motor oil,     dead animals, dead spouses, rotten lumber, etc
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wrote:

I can call a school and give things away; without the darkness of night.
-- Oren
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Oren wrote:

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 matter what.
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Apartment complex dumpster.
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snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

Another good way to act irresponsibly and get arrested.
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

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."
http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?SX62742
I've seen AUTOMOBILES stuffed in dumpsters! It's the way the world works.
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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.
-- Oren
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On 27 Dec 2006 05:26:08 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Get my wrote right... -- Oren
"Well, it doesn't happen all the time, but when it happens, it happens constantly."
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Or put it in the middle of the traffic circle in downtown Orange and let the bozos that run the city worry about it. It'll give them something to do.

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