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Verizon to Hold Recycling Rally Nov. 7 in Richardson, Texas; Urges Area Residents, Businesses to Go Green

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Verizon to Hold Recycling Rally Nov. 7 in Richardson, Texas; Urges Area Residents, Businesses to Go Green

13:00 EDT Tuesday, October 29, 2013

RICHARDSON, Texas, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon employees will gather in the parking lot of the company's Richardson campus on Nov. 7 to collect unwanted electronics and other material for recycling. This third Richardson Recycling Rally ? which is free and 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 landfill. Over the past three years, Verizon employees and the public nationwide have turned in nearly 1.4 million pounds of waste at these rallies.

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.

Participants will be randomly selected to receive giveaways, including water bottles and tote bags.

WHEN:

Thursday, Nov. 7

7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central time

WHERE:

2400 N. Glenville, Richardson, TX 75082

(Southwest corner of the parking lot)

 

SOURCE Verizon

For further information: Jarryd Gonzales, 213-703-1094, jarryd.gonzales@verizon.com; Harry Mitchell, 304-356-3404, harry.j.mitchell@verizon.com

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