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Verizon to Hold Third Annual Recycling Rally May 24 in Ashburn, Va.; Urges Area Residents, Employees to Go Green

All Are Welcome to Drop Off Unwanted Electronics, Other Materials - Including TVs, Computer Terminals - at Verizon's Ashburn Campus From 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

News Release

ASHBURN, Va. – May 1, 2012 –

Verizon employees will gather in the parking lot of the company's Ashburn campus on May 24 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 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.

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 for Energy/Water-Go Green Kits that include energy-saving items such as a reduced-flow shower head, compact fluorescent light bulb, kitchen aerators and an energy-saving tip wheel.

WHEN: Thursday, May 24, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Verizon's Ashburn Campus, 22001 Loudoun County Pkwy.  (Visitor parking lot on right at Loudoun County Parkway entrance)

PARTICIPANTS: James J. Gowen, Verizon's chief sustainability officer

Media Contact:

Harry Mitchell, 304-356-3404

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