ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., April 21, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has partnered with Com-Cycle to host an electronic equipment recycling event on Thursday, April 24 at its plant here. Company employees and the St. Augustine community are invited to bring their obsolete equipment from home for collection and processing at no charge.

The event is part of Northrop Grumman's commitment to the environment and the community.

Community members can drop off items at the collection area at the company's parking lot on the north side of the St. Augustine airport runway. Enter from US 1 North by turning east onto Gun Club Road and then right onto Hawkeye View Lane.

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

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

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

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:  John A. Vosilla
          Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems
          (516) 575-5119