||Verizon to hold 5th Recycling Rally in Wilmington, encourages residents and employees to go green
Residents are encouraged to drop off old electronics, other materials at Verizonâ€™s Wilmington facility for recycling.
Verizon employees and contractors will host its 5th Recycling Rally to help residents get rid of their unwanted electronics and other household items in an environmentally friendly manner. This Recycling Rally, which is free and open to the public, is part of Verizonâ€™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 Verizonâ€™s zero-landfill objective, meaning materials will be reused or recycled so that they do not end up in a landfill.
Verizon collected more than 238,000 pounds of electronic and non-electronic materials during the four previous Recycling Rallies in Wilmington, including over 78,000 pounds at its 2015 event. Since the program launched in 2009, Verizon has collected more than 2.68 million pounds of eWaste at 70 events across the country. The current goal is to collect 4 million pounds of eWaste by 2020.
Items eligible to be recycled 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.