Spending more time at home? Why not recycle those idle electronics?
Reverse Logistics Group Americas (RLG) and electronics manufacturers Acer, DPI, Google, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Planar, and VTech have partnered to provide free electronics recycling events for District residents, small businesses, and non-profits at convenient Parks and Recreations locations throughout 2020.
RLG is a global 4PL service provider specializing in the development, operation and regulatory compliance of tailored end-to-end solutions for all aspects of product take-back and returns management. The District of Columbia Sustainable Solid Waste Management requires manufacturers of covered electronic equipment whose products are sold in the District, to register and participate in a recycling program.
Residents, small businesses and non-profits can drop off covered electronic equipment. Equipment covered under the Act includes: desktop and laptop computers, tablets, E-readers, small-scale servers, portable digital music players that are battery powered, computer monitors, mice, keyboards, computer speakers, desktop printers, televisions, VCRs, DVD players, DVRs, signal converter boxes, cable and satellite receivers and gaming consoles used with TVs.
Events are held on select dates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in each Ward. The next event takes place Saturday, August 8th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of the Edgewood Recreation Center (301 Franklin St NE) in Ward 5. The next Ward 6 event is at Randall Recreation Center (South Capitol & I [Eye] Streets SW) August 15.
RLG Americas and its electronics manufacturer partners are committed to making it easy for District residents to safely recycle unwanted electronic items and keeping recyclable products out of landfills. RLGA Senior Vice President Americas, Anton Greiersen is confident that efforts to partner with manufacturers and the public “will continue to prove beneficial this summer. Together we can work to raise awareness about keeping e-waste out of landfills and putting recyclable materials back into the marketplace.”
A complete list of events and acceptable items can be found at www.rlgamericas.com/DCecycling. More information about RLG Americas can be found at www.rlgamericas.com. For more information about District events or RLG Americas, contact [email protected]. For general information on the Sustainable Solid Waste Management Act of 2014, please see the District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment’s website.