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Recycle Old Computers and Help the Environment - EPA's Hosts Capital Area eCycling Event

Release Date: 04/16/2008
Contact Information: Suzanne Ackerman, (202) 564-4355 / ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov

(Washington, D.C. - April 16, 2008) 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 and cell phones for Earth Day. Recycling electronics is something every American can do to protect the planet and to encourage the sustainable reuse of materials.

Bring any make or model of computers and related equipment, including: computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice, laptops, cell phones, PDAs and accessories to Freedom Plaza, and they will be collected and safely recycled for free. Please 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 Gov't. Relations and Public Policy, Dell
Max Peterson, Vice President, Dell
Jake Player, President, TechTurn
Kate Krebs, Executive Director, National Recycling Coalition

WHAT:
EPA's 2nd Capital Area eCycling Event

WHEN:
Sunday, April 20, 2008
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT (Recycling Event)
1 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EDT (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)

Information about Capital Area eCycling Day: epa.gov/oei/ecycling

Information about Plug-In To eCycling: epa.gov/plugin

PLEASE NOTE: EPA does not endorse the products or services of any entity or organization.