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By midnight on Friday, June 12, 2009, all full-power television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting in analog and will switch to 100% digital broadcasting. Digital broadcasting will free up airwaves for use by emergency responders.

Individuals will need to either purchase a converter box, connect their TV to cable, satellite or other pay services, or buy a TV with a digital tuner box. With hurricane season upon us, having a TV and making sure it works is especially important for critical weather updates. Don’t be left with a blank screen.

The Federal Government is providing up to two coupons per household, each worth $40, that can be applied toward the cost of an eligible converter.

For more information visit or call 1-888-225-5322 (voice) or 1-888-835-5322 (TTY)

The Solid Waste Management Department is asking citizens not to place scrap electronics in your regular garbage or Junk Waste (Heavy Trash).

To recycle your old TV, City of Houston residents may conveniently visit one of the following facilities:

In addition to the City of Houston operated facilities, you may also visit the following locations to recycle your e-waste materials.


Altr-B Recycling

240 N. Northwood

Houston,TX 77011


9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday




6829 Fulton

Houston, TX 77022


8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday

Computer e-waste recycling



WM Recycle America

7700 Kempwood

Houston, TX 77055


8am - 4pm, Monday - Friday