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Electronics Recycling Centers Coming Soon to Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- While you don't need a new TV for the switch to digital television in February, experts say some people are still buying new TVs.

So what to do with those old ones?  Starting January first, you can recycle them through the E-Cycle Washington program at special recycling centers in our area.

Simply throwing your TVs away can be dangerous.  Miles Kuntz, manager of the Electronic Products Recycling program, says, "There's mercury.  There's lead. There's cadmium.   Also some other toxic materials.  We don't need that material in the landfills because eventually that ends up in the ground-water."

There will be 200 recycling centers across the state.  The list hasn't been announced yet, but there will definitely be one in the Tri-Cities and in Yakima.  There must be at least one in every city of 10,000 people or more, and at least one in every county.