Verizon urges area residents, employees to go green

Verizon Wireless announced that Verizon employees will
gather in the parking lot of the company’s campus at 600 Hidden Ridge in Irving
on October 20 to collect unwanted electronics and other material for recycling.

This 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 discarded items will be disposed of in line with
Verizon’s zero-landfill objective, meaning the materials will be reused or
recycled so that they do not end up in a landfill.

Recycled items can include glass, plastics and aluminum
cans; laptop and desktop computers; televisions; LCD and CRT monitors; 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; and electronic
toys without batteries. Hard drives will not be wiped.

Items that will not be accepted include hazardous waste
such as batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs; units containing fluid-like
motors and pumps; refrigerators and freezers; medical waste; and radioactive
material including X-ray equipment.

By Team
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