On Feb. 18, your old analog TV may not work without a special converter. Millions of people will be scrapping their old sets and buying new digital televisions.
But before you dump your old television at a landfill, where its toxic electronics, including lead, mercury and cadmium, can contaminate your air and water, check out the Environmental Protection Agency's Plug-In To ECycle website to answer the question: How do I recycle my old TV?
Not only will recycling help the environment, but the plastics, metals and other components in the old TVs can be reused, thus cutting back on greenhouse gases from manufacturing. Besides facts, podcasts, and a video, the EPA's website directs you to local programs to assist you in donating or recycling your old electronics.