MELBOURNE, Fla., April 18, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has partnered with Com-Cycle to host an electronic equipment recycling event for employees and the public on Earth Day, April 22, at its plant, 1500 NASA Blvd. Local residents and employees are invited to bring their obsolete equipment from home for collection and processing at no charge.

The event is being held in support of Northrop Grumman's environmental policy and to reinforce its commitment to pollution prevention, continual improvement and to the community.

"Some electronics contain components and heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium or lead that can harm the environment if disposed of improperly," said Tom Vice, vice president and site manager for Northrop Grumman's Melbourne facility. "We decided to open this event to the public to aid the community's recycling efforts."

The collection area will be located in the parking lot on the north side of NASA Blvd., from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. AERC will provide staff to provide assistance to those dropping off items.

Following is a list of items that will be accepted at the Northrop Grumman recycling event:

  35mm Slide Projectors    Monitors                    Keyboards
 Alarm Clocks             Movie Projectors            Microphones
 Adding Machines          Video Game Consoles         Pagers
 Answering Machines       Electronic media (e.g.      VCRs
 Cables                   CDs, DVDs, Floppy           Walkmans
 Calculators              Disks, Audio/Video Tapes,   Printers
 Cameras                  Plastic Cases)              Radios
 CD Players/Recorders     Pencil Sharpeners           Record Players
 CD Recorders             Electric Razors             Speakers
 Cell Phones              Electric Typewriters        Stereos
 Computers, all types     Hand Held Games             Tape Recorders
                                                      and Decks
 Dictation Equipment      Headphones                  Televisions
                                                      (up to 40"
 DVD Players, Recorders   Hard Drives                 with no wood
 Microwave Ovens          Joy Sticks                  Telephones

Major appliances, refrigerant-containing items, tires, smoke detectors or equipment with any chemicals or liquids of any kind will not be accepted.

Com-Cycle, a wholly owned subsidiary of AERC Recycling Solutions, is located in West Melbourne, Fla.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $32 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT: Debbie Bohacs
         Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems
         (321) 951-5832