Thursday, March 31, 2011

Milton and Verizon present Recycling Rally April 14.


Bring electronics, appliances and more.

MILTON, Ga., March 31, 2011 - Gather up those old computers, printers, appliances, cell phones, soda cans and more, because Verizon Wireless and the City of Milton are partnering for a Recycling Rally on Thursday, April 14.

This free event, held from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., will take place at Verizon Wireless' South Area Headquarters, located at One Verizon Place in Milton (click here for directions).

Recycling Rallies are part of Verizon's year-round efforts to help protect and preserve the environment by giving employees and the community the opportunity to go "green" at both work and home. The organization managing the disposal of all items adheres to Verizon's zero-landfill criteria, which requires items donated to be either reused or recycled in an environmentally safe manner.

Acceptable items to recycle include:
Laptop and desktop computers (hard drives will not be wiped)
Cell phones and accessories
Alarm clocks
LCD monitors (no CRTs)
Computer cables, mice and keyboards
Conferencing equipment
Gaming consoles
Remote controls
Small electronic appliances (coffee makers, toasters, toaster ovens, can openers, etc.)
Stereo and audio equipment
Electronic toys (batteries removed)
Paper shredders
Telephones and answering machines
Aluminum cans

Please note: Cell phones, cell phone batteries and accessories will be donated to Verizon's HopeLine® program, which provides wireless phones and airtime to survivors of domestic violence. HopeLine has kept more than 210 tons of electronic waste and batteries out of landfills and collected more than 8 million phones since 2001.

Items not accepted at this drive:
Hazardous waste (batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs). All batteries should be removed prior to turning in any items.· Units containing fluid (motors, pumps containing fluid)
CRT monitors
Refrigerators or freezers
Medical waste
Radioactive material (x-ray equipment)

As an added incentive, each participant can win a Water-Eco Kit that includes water saving items such as a reduced water shower head, bathroom aerators, a toilet tank bank and water saving tips. Winners will be randomly selected.

"We all have old electronics sitting in closets and drawers at home," said Jeff Mango, president of the Georgia-Alabama Region for Verizon Wireless. "It's critical we work with partners like the City of Milton to keep these devices out of landfills and make sure they are properly recycled."

About Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 94 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 82,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

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