For the seventh time, Verizon employees will gather in the parking lot of the company’s Ashburn campus to collect unwanted electronics and other material for recycling. This year’s Recycling Rally will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14.
The event, which is free and open to area consumers and businesses, is part of Verizon’s commitment to the environment by enabling the public to be green at work and home. The supplier disposing of the discarded items will adhere to Verizon’s zero-landfill objective, meaning the materials will be reused or recycled. During the six previous Ashburn events, Verizon employees and the public turned in more than 115 tons of e-waste.
Recycled items can include glass, plastics and aluminum cans; laptop and desktop computers; CRT (cathode ray tube) and LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors and televisions; computer cables, mice and keyboards; gaming consoles; telephones and answering machines; stereo and audio equipment; paper shredders; alarm clocks; printers; cameras; conferencing equipment; remote controls; earphones; small electronic appliances (such as coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens and can openers); microwave ovens; vacuum cleaners; and electronic toys without batteries. Hard drives will not be wiped, and all batteries should be removed prior to turning in any items.
Items that will not be accepted include hazardous waste (such as batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs); units containing fluid (such as motors and pumps containing fluid); refrigerators and freezers; medical waste; and radioactive material such as X-ray equipment.
Verizon’s Quantum Park Ashburn Campus is located at 22001 Loudoun County Pkwy.