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On Earth Day Recycle Old Computers and Help the Environment - EPA's 1st Capital Area eCycling Event

Release Date: 04/20/2007
Contact Information: Suzanne Ackerman, (202) 564-4355 / ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - April 20, 2007) EPA, Dell Inc., TechTurn and the National Recycling Coalition are joining together to encourage greater-Washington, D.C., area residents and businesses to recycle unwanted computer equipment on Earth Day. Recycling electronics is something every American can do to protect the planet and to encourage the sustainable reuse of materials.

Any make or model of computers and related equipment, including computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, and laptops brought to Freedom Plaza will be collected and safely recycled for free. (Remove all data from the computer's hard drive and any removable media such as disks, PC cards, flash drives, CD-ROMs.)

WHO:
Molly O'Neill, Assistant Administrator, EPA's Office of Environmental Information and EPA Chief Information Officer
Becca Gould, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy, Dell Inc.
Jake Player, President, TechTurn
Kate Krebs, Executive Director, National Recycling Coalition
Joe Ayers, Vice President, Dell Federal

WHAT:
EPA's 1
st Capital Area eCycling Event

WHEN:
Sunday, April 22, 2007
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Recycling Event
1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Remarks from officials

WHERE:
Freedom Plaza
13
th Street and Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
(Metro exit is Metro Center. Take 13
th & G St. Exit.
Walk South on 13
th Street)

Disclaimer: EPA does not endorse the products or services of these organizations.

More information about the event: epa.gov/oei/ecycling/

More information about eCycling: epa.gov/ecycling/