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The City of Oklahoma City

Metro OKC residents can eCycle May 5

(April 30, 2012) - Residents of Oklahoma City and neighboring communities can dispose of obsolete or broken electronics at an eCycling Drop-Off Event between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the State Fair Park.  No proof of residency is needed.

The free eCycling event makes disposing of electronics easy and convenient.
and is sponsored by the City of Oklahoma City, Waste Management Recycle America, LG Electronics and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful.

Residents may stay in their vehicles while crews collect acceptable electronic products from trunks or pickup beds.  Products not acceptable for eCycling will be left in vehicles. 

The eCycling event offers an environmentally friendly option for disposing of old electronics.  By recycling old electronic products, useful materials such as glass, plastic and metal can be re-used in the manufacture of other products.  Recycling electronics minimizes the amount of potentially hazardous waste in the landfills.  Equally significant, replacing older TVs and computer monitors with new ENERGY STAR® qualified models helps consumers save energy and money while saving the planet. 

Residential eWaste Includes:
Computers – CPUs
Computer monitors
Computer peripherals
Printers
Fax machines
Keyboards
Photocopiers
Televisions
VCRs
Stereos
Home and office phones
Cell phones
Consumer electronics

Not Included for eCycling:
Microwaves
Smoke alarms and detectors
Fire alarms and detectors
Thermometers
Large appliances (refrigerators, etc.)
Dehumidifiers
Medical equipment (Not decontaminated)
Any unit with sludge or liquids

“LG Electronics is taking a proactive approach to helping consumers responsibly dispose of end-of-life electronics by joining forces with the City and Waste Management to offer this free collection and recycling program to OKC residents,” said Timothy McGrady, Environmental Manager for LG Electronics USA.  “We encourage consumers to take advantage of this opportunity to dispose of unwanted electronics in an environmentally responsible manner. Life’s good when it’s green.”

Waste Management provides recycling services to more than 230,000 residents in the Oklahoma City and surrounding areas.  Extracting more value from the material we handle is one of WM’s sustainability transformation goals,” said Doug Sims, manager, Public Service Solutions, and “working with municipalities that provide a role for everyone in the community to make the planet a better place for future generations is an effort we applaud.”

“Service to the community is the ultimate demonstration that you love where you live,” said Matthew McKenna, president and CEO of Keep America Beautiful. “Participating in events like the Great American Cleanup can become a foundation for uniting friends, family, neighbors and communities in activities that both serve the community and make it more effective at overcoming challenges.”

About Waste Management
Waste Management, based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Our subsidiaries provide collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. We are also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. Our customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a global force and technology leader in home appliances, consumer electronics and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells stylish, innovative home appliances, home entertainment (consumer electronics) products, mobile phones and business solutions under LG's "Life's Good" marketing theme. For more information, please www.lg.com.

Contact:  Debbie Ragan (405) 297-3363, City of Oklahoma City
Pam
Ducas (214) 601-1886, Waste Management

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