Press Release

10/11/2013

NEW ORLEANS RESIDENTS URGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT SATURDAY

LG Electronics USA, Habitat NOLA, Vintage Tech Recyclers Offer Opportunity to Responsibly Dispose of Unused Electronics, Encourage Residents to ‘Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR®’

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 11, 2013 – Do you have an old picture-tube TV taking up closet space? Are your junk drawers filled with old cell phones and other gadgets? Now’s a great time to recycle!

Habitat for Humanity of New Orleans, Vintage Tech Recyclers and LG Electronics USA have joined forces to offer a free solution for responsible electronics recycling in New Orleans tomorrow. Local residents are encouraged to bring their outdated, unused and older TVs and other electronics to the NOLA Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 2900 Elysian Fields Ave., on Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

By recycling old electronics products, useful materials such as glass, plastic and metal can be reused in the manufacture of other products. Among other benefits, recycling electronics minimizes the amount of hazardous waste in the landfills and the extraction of new raw materials from the earth. 

In conjunction with the recycling event, consumers are being urged to “Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR.” Replacing older TVs and computer monitors with new ENERGY STAR certified models helps consumers save energy and money while addressing climate change. Through the end of October, authorized local LG dealers are offering Instant Rebates of $50 to $700 on LG LCD/LED flat-panel TVs that have been recognized as “ENERGY STAR Most Efficient.”

To assure responsible recycling, the LG Electronics Recycling Program works only with certified recyclers, like Vintage Tech Recyclers, which is an e-Stewards, R2, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified electronics recycling company. Vintage Tech Recyclers ensures that all electronics are properly handled and recycled and all hard drives are protected using NIST 800-88 compliant software wiping.

At Saturday’s event, residents are encouraged to stay in their vehicles; Vintage Tech Recyclers personnel and volunteers will assist in unloading material. For more information, please call Vintage Tech at 630-305-0922.

Items accepted:

TVs, VCRs, DVD players, camcorders, game consoles and joysticks, computers, laptops, CRT monitors, LCD monitors, mobile phones, printers, scanners, modems, CD drives, cables, keyboards, computer mice, telephones, pagers, answering machines, electric typewriters, calculators, adding machines, fax machines, copiers, postage meters, vacuum cleaners, toaster ovens and microwave ovens.

Items not accepted include:

Major appliances, light bulbs, devices containing mercury, alkaline batteries, fluorescent bulbs, household chemicals, toys, books and paint.

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About LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. LG Electronics, a proud 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions in the United States, all under LG’s “Life's Good” marketing theme. www.lg.com                                                      

Media Contacts:

LG Electronics USA

John Taylor

847-941-8181

john.taylor@lge.com

Vintage Tech Recyclers

Seth Smith

815-931-8318

seth.smith@vintagetechrecyclers.com

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