Verizon is committed to helping communities go ‘green.’ And on Friday, Oct. 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., company employees will gather on the parking lot of Verizon’s Silver Spring office at 13100 Columbia Pike to collect unwanted electronics for recycling.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of Verizon’s commitment to protect and preserve the environment by enabling its employees and the public to go ‘green’ at work and at home.
Recycled items that will be collected can include televisions; laptop and desktop computers; CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors; LCD (liquid crystal display) monitors; computer cables; mice; 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; 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.
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.