Spring-cleaning is not limited to storing winter clothes in the attic, cleaning the rugs or dusting and washing the curtains. You know that 100 pound tube TV you replaced at Christmas? Or what about that old personal computer that uses floppy disks? Good news! There is no need to have them take up space in your garage any longer. There is a solution.
Verizon employees and area residents will gather at 325 S. Main Street in
Grapevine on April 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to collect unwanted electronics and other material for recycling. As part of the Epic Earth Day Experience, Verizon is partnering with Keep Grapevine Beautiful, to host the Grapevine Recycling Rally – which is free and open to the public – is part of Verizon’s commitment to protect and preserve the environment by enabling the public to be green at work and at home.
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.
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.
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. Over the past four years, Verizon employees and the public nationwide have turned in over 1.5 million pounds of waste at these rallies.
For more on Verizon’s commitment to sustainability, click here.