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 cabinets) 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.
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