If you are one of the many who have recently purchased new TVs for the now-delayed digital transition, the DC government wants to help you help the planet. If you bring your old TV to the Fort Totten Transfer Station (4900 Bates Road NE) or the Benning Road Transfer Station (3200 Benning Road NE), you can recycle it for free...
Both stations accept TVs for recycling on Saturdays from 8am to 3pm. Please note that TV screens must be intact- not cracked, punctured, or shattered- in order to be accepted.
If your TV has a lot of life left in it, you may prefer to explore options for reuse rather than recycling. Listing your TV on Craigslist or Freecycle is easy, and eliminates the need for you to move the TV. If you have access to your own transportation, you might check with local retirement homes, schools or shelters to see if they can use your old TV.
Mom is donating her old TV (along with a digital converter box) to SOME (So Others Might Eat). We would love to hear about other charities or organizations that are accepting donations of old TVs- please leave a comment if you have any recommendations.