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October 9, 2013

Free Electronics Recycling Event in New Orleans

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Contact:

Seth Smith

Vintage Tech Recyclers

Phone:  815-931-8318

Fax:  815-676-3086

seth.smith@vintagetechrecyclers.com

 

John Taylor

LG Electronics USA

847-941-8181

john.taylor@lge.com

 

Press Release

 

 

 

Free Electronics Recycling Event Brought to You by LG Electronics USA, Habitat NOLA and Vintage Tech Recyclers

 

 

New Orleans, LA October 7th, 2013 – Do you have a TV taking up closet space?  Are the junk drawers filled with cell phones and other gadgets?  If so, please join us on Saturday October 12th, at the NOLA Habitat ReStore located at 2900 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA from 8am-1pm.

Habitat for Humanity of New Orleans, Vintage Tech Recyclers and LG Electronics USA have joined forces to bring to a free solution for responsible electronics recycling to area residents.

To assure responsible recycling, the LG Electronics Recycling Program works with e-Stewards-certified recyclers, like Vintage Tech Recyclers, which is an e-Stewards,  R2, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified electronics recycling company. Vintage Tech provides IT asset management, responsible recycling solutions, and hard drive security in their facilities nationally.

Vintage Tech Recyclers ensures to all customers that all electronics are properly handled and recycled and all hard drives are protected using NIST 800-88 compliant software wiping.

The electronics recycling event will be held from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 2900 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 8am-1pm.   Residents are encouraged to stay in their vehicles as Vintage Tech Recyclers personnel and volunteers will assist in unloading material.

According to LG Electronics USA, by recycling old electronic products, useful materials such as glass, plastic and metal can be re-used in the manufacture of other products.  Recycling electronics minimizes the amount of hazardous waste in the landfills and the extraction of new raw materials from the earth.  Equally significant, replacing older TVs and computer monitors with new ENERGY STAR® qualified models helps consumers save energy and money while saving the planet.

For questions or more information, please call Vintage Tech at 630-305-0922.

Items accepted:

Computers, Laptops, Monitors, LCD’s, Cell Phones, Printers, Scanners, Modems, CD drives, Cables, Keyboards, Mice, TV’s, VCR’s, DVD players, Camcorders, Cameras, Game Players and joysticks; Telephones, Pagers, Answering Machines, Typewriters, Calculators, adding machines, Fax machines, Copiers and Postage meters, Vacuum Cleaners, Toaster Ovens, Microwaves.

Non-Accepted Items Include:

Lightbulbs, Mercury Containing Devices, Alkaline Batteries, Fluorescents, Household Chemicals, Toys, Books, Paint.

For more information about Responsible Electronic Recycling visit Vintage Tech’s web site at

www.Vintagetechrecyclers.com.

 

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