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Federal and DC Government and Host of Private Partners Team Up for America Recycles Day

Release Date: 11/14/2002
Contact Information:

Dave Deegan 202-564-7839

(11/14/2002) In celebration of America Recycles Day, the federal government, the District of Columbia Government, and many non-government and corporate partners will encourage electronics recycling this Friday and Saturday. Used, broken, or outdated electronics will be accepted at the Washington Monument during a recycling drive. At 11 a.m. on Friday, a ceremony celebrating America Recycles Day will be held in the parking lot adjacent to the Washington monument.

America Recycles Day Ceremony

Who: Gale Norton, Secretary, Department of Interior
Anthony Williams, Mayor, District of Columbia
James Connaughton, Chairman, White House Council on Environmental Quality
John Howard, Federal Environmental Executive and Chair of White House Task Force on Waste Prevention
Preston Read, Chair, America Recycles Day
Lawrence Novicky, General Manager, UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries
Don K. Brown, Director of Environmental Affairs, Dell
Kate Krebs, Executive Director, National Recycling Coalition
Robin Wiener, President, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.
Heather Bowman, Director of Environmental Policy, Electronic Industries Alliance

What: Ceremony Celebrating America Recycles Day

When: 11 a.m.
Friday, November 15, 2002

Where: Washington Monument in Adjacent Parking Lot on Constitution Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets

Recycling Event

Who: All federal and DC government employees, and all DC area residents are encouraged to participate.

What: Federal agencies, the D.C. government and corporate partners are sponsoring an electronics recycling event. Bring your used electronic items. UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries, a government corporation, will recycle them and provide tax donation forms.
When: November 15th and 16th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: The Washington Monument (Constitution Avenue entrance) and at various agency drop-offs for employees.

The following items will be accepted: Computer Equipment, Cell Phones, TVs (19" or less), VCRs, Circuit Boards Fax Machines, Printers, Pagers, Mainframes, Camcorders, Modems, Monitors, Test Equipment, Memory Hard Drives, Floppy Drives, Scrap Copper, CD ROM Drives, Motherboards, Tape Drives, Copy Machines, Power Supplies, Connectors/Cords/Wire Network/Video/Sound Cards, Scrap Computer Plastic & Metal Audio Visual Equipment

The following items will not be accepted: Console/cabinet televisions and televisions larger than 19". White goods (air conditioners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, vacuum cleaners, microwaves & toasters).

America Recycles Day 2002 is the result of a partnership among local communities, businesses, industry, and government that promotes recycling, buying, and using products made with recycled materials. To find out about events taking place in states and communities around the country visit the America Recycles Day web site at