Verizon Offers Free Electronics Recycling Rally on Thursday

Verizon employees and contractors will gather in the parking lot of the company’s Dulles facility on Sept. 19 to collect unwanted electronics and other items from home or the office for recycling.

         The free Recycling Rally is part of Verizon’s commitment to protect and preserve the environment by enabling employees and 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 landfill.  This will be the ninth Recycling Rally locally, and the first at Verizon’s Dulles center, at 22020 Broderick Dr.

The collection will take place from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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.

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