Who’s going to pick up this trash?

March 22, 2019

From Jim Metrock: ┬áChannel One has declared they are going out of business, that’s all well and good, but… there’s some yucky, unfinished business that must be talked about.

The TV sets.

The satellite dishes.

The headend units.

The old VCRs that might still be in schools.

Schools can’t just dump this equipment in a dumpster and expect it to be taken away by the garbage people. No, this stuff contains toxic materials.

Lead, mercury, beryllium, and cadmium.

The disposal of this old TV equipment must be done in an environmentally responsible manner.

The disposal of this stuff is the responsibility of Channel One and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Now here comes the yucky part… Channel One expects schools to pay all disposal fees – not them. Yep, as if schools haven’t paid enough, in lost school time, for Channel One over the years.

In 2012, Channel One sent out a very clever letter to schools that had their service. The letter said that Channel One is generously donating all the TV equipment to schools.

Schools did not ask for the title to all this old analog equipment.  Channel One simply decides to make schools the owners of these toxic electronic devices.

Channel One looks like they have successfully transferred their disposal costs to American taxpayers.











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