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HR Green Electronics Recycling Events November 15 2011 America Recycles Day

HR Green Electronics Recycling Events  November 15 2011  America Recycles Day

The HRPDC’s environmental education program, HR Green, has partnered with Waste Management and LG, through Keep America Beautiful, to provide FREE electronics recycling to residents and businesses in Hampton Roads. This is a unique opportunity for businesses which usually have to contract with and pay private recycling companies. Participants are allowed to bring up to one pickup truck full of electronics. Both events will run from 9:00 am till 3:00 pm or until the trailer is full. Document shredding and plastic bag recycling will also be available. Participants who bring five used plastic bags for recycling will receive a handy, reusable ChicoBag (one per person, while supplies last).

Date & Time for both locations: November 15, 2011 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Peninsula location

York County Sports Complex
4311 George Washington Memorial Highway
Yorktown, VA 23692

Southside location

Main Entrance of The Gallery at Military Circle
800 Block of North Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502

Accepted items:

•    Cell phones
•    Computers/CPUs
•    Computer monitors
•    Computer peripherals (mouse, speakers, etc.)
•    Consumer electronics (DVD players, alarm clocks, etc.)
•    Fax machines
•    Home and office phones
•    Keyboards
•    Printers
•    Stereos
•    Televisions
•    VCRs

NOT accepted items:

•    Any unit with sludge or liquids
•    Dehumidifiers
•    Household hazardous waste
•    Large appliances (refrigerators, stoves, washer dryers, etc.)
•    Microwaves
•    Non-decontaminated medical equipment
•    Smoke alarms and detectors

For more information about the importance of recycling electronics, please visit askHRgreen. America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.  Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at America Recycles Day.org