(April 10, 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 and LG Electronics.
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. They contain useful materials such as glass, plastic and metals that can be used in the manufacture of new products. Recycling electronics minimizes the amount of hazardous waste in the landfills and the extraction of new raw materials from the earth.
“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,” he
Residential eWaste Includes:
Computers – CPUs
Home and office phones
Not Included for eCycling:
Smoke alarms and detectors
Fire alarms and detectors
Large appliances (refrigerators, etc.)
Non-decontaminated medical equipment
Sludge or liquids
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.
WM Recycle America is a subsidiary of Waste Management and is the largest residential recycler in North America. WM Recycle America’s business lines include processing many types of consumer-generated recyclables and finding the best markets for the recyclable commodities produced. In its capacity of providing processing and marketing services, WM Recycle America offers a wide variety of recycling options for municipal, manufacturing, commercial and residential customers.
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 ad 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.
Contacts: Debbie Ragan (405) 297-3363
Pam Ducas (214) 601-1886 (Waste Management)