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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

August 13, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - With evolving technology, we're constantly upgrading to better, faster, more efficient gadgets. But what to do with the old ones? The estimated three billion electronic devices Americans own don't need to end up in landfills. Electronics can contain toxins like mercury and lead that pollute the environment and pose health risks.

This is becoming a big concern because of the conversion from analog TV systems to digital in February 2009.  If you're wondering what to do with your old TV,  Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful has a solution. September 13th they will hold their annual free electronic recycling collection day. The event will take place from 9am to 1pm in the parking lot behind the Civic Center. If you can't wait till then, no problem.

"You can call my office, bring it to me, and I will hold it until the event day. If you are a business and you have more than twenty units, we will have pick up arranged to come to your business," says Judy Bowles, Executive Director at Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful.

There will be a ten dollar handling fee charged for each television set. For more information you can contact Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful at 229-430-5257. Feedback