LOS ANGELES -- Now that the shift to digital broadcasting is complete, old television sets to be junked must be disposed of at approved collection points around Los Angeles, officials said.

The cathode ray tube in a 17-inch television typically contains about two pounds of lead, as well as smaller amounts of other heavy metals that can pollute the soil and groundwater if disposed of improperly.

Larger sets may contain up to 10 pounds of lead.

The state has banned the disposal of televisions in landfills, and ruled that they should be handled as electronic waste.

Here's a list of the spots and hours where old TVs can be thrown away:

San Pedro: GAFFEY STREET 1400 N. Gaffey St. San Pedro, CA 90021 Hours of Operation: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Los Angeles: GLENDALE 4600 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90039 Hours of Operation: Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Playa del Rey: HYPERION TREATMENT PLANT 7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B Playa Del Rey, CA 90293 Hours of Operation: Saturdays and Sundays 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sun Valley: RANDALL STREET 11025 Randall St. Sun Valley, CA 91352 Hours of Operation: Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

West Los Angeles: UCLA 550 Charles E. Young Dr. West Los Angeles, CA 90095 Hours of Operation: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. * We will accept electronic waste on Saturday only. ** Note: All Waste Collection Services are suspended during rainy weather

Los Angeles: WASHINGTON BLVD. * The Washington SAFE center will be temporarily closed to the public through July 2009 due to the construction activities. 2649 E. Washington Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90021 Hours of Operation:

For more information, visit the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation Web site.