Verizon employees and contractors will gather in the parking lot of the company’s Murfreesboro facility on Oct. 18 to collect unwanted electronics and other items from home or the office for recycling. The Recycling Rally, which is free and open to the public, is part of Verizon’s commitment to protect and preserve the environment by enabling employees and 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.
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE: Verizon, 300 River Rock Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37128 (Parking lot)
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.
This will be the first time for the Recycling Rally in Murfreesboro. Since the program was launched in 2009, more than 100 events have been held across the country resulting in over 3.5 million pounds of eWaste collected, surpassing the program’s 2015 goal of reaching 2 million pounds. The new goal is to collect 4 million pounds of eWaste by 2020.
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.