News Release

Verizon Wireless To Host Electronics Recycling Event In Albuquerque, New Mexico

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February 26, 2013

Jenny Weaver
Jenny.Weaver@VerizonWireless.com
480-763-6321

Public invited Thursday, March 7 to recycle no longer needed items and receive a free “green” giveaway

WHAT:        
Verizon Wireless is committed to conserving resources today and protecting the environment for generations to come. The company is sponsoring a free Recycling Rally to collect no longer needed computers, electronic equipment and other items. 

These may include*:

  • Laptop and desktop computers/LCD and CRT monitors
  • Televisions
  • Computer cables/mice/keyboards/printers
  • Small electronic appliances/microwave ovens/vacuum cleaners
  • Stereo/audio equipment/gaming consoles/electronic toys/cameras
  • Telephones/answering machines/alarm clocks
  • Aluminum cans/ glass/plastics/paper shredders
  • Cell phones/chargers/accessories

Items that will NOT be accepted:

  • Hazardous waste (batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs)
  • Units containing fluid (motors, pumps containing fluid)
  • Refrigerators or freezers
  • Medical waste/radioactive material/X-ray equipment

All collected items will be recycled or disposed of in an environmentally protected way.  Cell phones and accessories will be donated to HopeLine® from Verizon to benefit survivors of domestic violence.  To learn more about Verizon’s commitment to the environment, visit http://responsibility.verizon.com/home/results/environment/

WHERE:       
Verizon Wireless Call Center
7000 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque

WHEN:         
Thursday, March 7, 2013
7:30 am – 2:00 pm

*All batteries and toners need to be removed and cannot be accepted for recycling.
*Computer hard drives will not be wiped.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 98.2 million retail customers, including 92.5 million retail postpaid customers.  Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with more than 73,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD).  For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

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