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click to enlarge Dejuan Heater rocks out in TV land. But his work is no joke — old TVs are lead and glass laden and subject to random explosion during the stripping process.
  • Dejuan Heater rocks out in the "TV Land" section of the RecycleForce wearhouse. But his work is no joke — old TVs are lead and glass laden and subject to random explosion during the stripping process.
  • Rebecca Townsend

IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY ...

Clear out the junk electronics. Your e-waste is wanted!!!

Help RecycleForce meet its goal of collecting 600,000 pounds of recyclables in the month leading up to Earth Day on April 22.

Items accepted include:

Outdated Software and Hardware * Printers * Fax Machines * Keyboards * DVD Players * Old Video-Game Consoles * VHS * Beta-Max * Cardboard * Newspapers * Aluminum * Glass * Plastics 1-7 * Styrofoam

All sorts of discarded materials - even old voting booths - are appetizing to The Beast!

RERUN: TELEVISION TRASH BY THE NUMBERS

4 pounds of lead in an average TV's glass and cathode ray tube.

20.6 million TVs to U.S. landfills in 2006-2007.

6 million TVs were recycled during the same period.

99 million TVs now in storage awaiting disposal.

Source: EPA figures cited in RecycleForce's 2010 annual report.

POUNDS OF MAJOR MATERIALS RECYCLEFORCE RECLAIMED IN FEBRUARY

Steel - 151,480 pounds
Plastic - 37,924 pounds
Copper - 35,725 pounds
Precious Metals - 22,971 pounds
Aluminum - 8,878 pounds
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