TULSA, OK -- The city of Tulsa will be distributing vouchers for the free safe disposal of old televisions in Tulsa.
City officials say under the first come, first served voucher program, each Tulsa household will be able to dispose of one TV April 20 through June 30.
"Several ideas were considered and we decided the voucher plan devised by city staff was the most feasible," said Steve Powell, vice chair of the Tulsa Authority for the Recovery of Energy Board. "TARE thinks the money we provided for the vouchers is money well spent and shows the city's responsibility and commitment to the environment."
Tulsa officials say televisions contain many toxic materials, including lead. Like other electronic products, televisions placed in landfills result in the leakage of these materials down into the soil and underground water supply.
Officials say they will be offering up to 2,000 vouchers as part of the program.