Electronics Recycling Rally at Verizon May 24
Televisions and old computer monitors are among the hardest items to dispose of these days, particularly in an environmentally conscious way. But May 24, area resident are urged to bring such items and other electronics to Verizon’s Ashburn campus for recycling.
While residents may bring other recyclable items as well, the event focuses on electronics.
The event runs from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the company parking lot, where employees have volunteered to help out.
The free Recycling Rally, which is open to the public, is part of Verizon’s commitment to protect and preserve the environment by enabling the public to be green at work and at home. The supplier disposing of the discarded items will adhere to Verizon’s zero-landfill objective, meaning the materials will be reused or recycled so that they do not end up in a municipal trash heap.
Recycled accepted during the event include:
- glass, plastics and aluminum cans
- laptop and desktop computers (Hard drives will not be wiped, and all batteries should be removed prior to turning in any items.)
- CRT (cathode ray tube) and LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors and televisions
- computer cables, mice and keyboards; gaming consoles
- telephones and answering machines (batteries should be removed prior to turning in any items.)
- stereo and audio equipment
- paper shredders
- alarm clocks
- conferencing equipment
- remote controls
- small electronic appliances (such as coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens and can openers)
- microwave ovens
- vacuum cleaners
- electronic toys without batteries
Items that will NOT be accepted include:
- hazardous waste (such as batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs). There is a hazardous household waste event May 19 at River Bend Middle School
- units containing fluid (such as motors and pumps containing fluid)
- refrigerators and freezers
- medical waste and radioactive material, such as X-ray equipment
Participants will be selected at random to receive Energy/Water-Go Green Kits that include energy-saving items such as a reduced-flow showerhead, compact fluorescent light bulb, kitchen aerators and an energy-saving tip wheel.