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EPA Encourages Participation at Free Consumer Electronics Recycling Event in Douglasville, Ga. on February 10, 2007

Release Date: 02/06/2007
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353,

(ATLANTA – February 6, 2007) EPA Region 4 is proud to partner with WeRecycle!, Inc., Hewlett Packard (HP), and Wal-Mart to hold a consumer electronics recycling collection event sponsored by HP on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Wal-Mart on 7001 Concourse Parkway in Douglasville, Ga., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be free for residents in the surrounding communities.

    “EPA is very pleased to join with WeRecyle!, Inc., HP, and Wal-Mart for this recycling event in Douglasville, my home community,” said Jimmy Palmer, EPA Regional Administrator. “This joint effort demonstrates our shared commitments to ensure that yesterday’s consumer electronics do not become tomorrow’s contaminated garbage.”

    Residents may bring their used computers, monitors, printers, VCRs, scanners, copiers, fax machines, DVD players, and cell phones. All brands of used computers and electronic equipment, up to five items per car, will be accepted. The following items will not be accepted at this event: TVs, home appliances, household chemicals or other chemicals of any kind.

    EPA encourages local communities to increase their recycling collection efforts through participation in the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC). For the latest news on the RCC, visit the RCC News Room. HP sponsors these events throughout the United States as part of its HP Recycling Days initiative and as a partner in EPA’s Plug-In To eCycling program. Through the Plug-In program, EPA partners with retailers and electronics manufacturers to create more opportunities for consumers to conveniently recycle products in an environmentally responsible way. More information about HP Recycling Days is available at WeRecycle!, Inc. specializes in the environmentally sound recycling and management of used computers and electronics. WeRecycle!, Inc. is an active participant in an EPA-lead multi-stakeholder group for electronic recyclers certification.