BALTIMORE, MD (August 21, 2007) The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) in partnership with WeRecycle! Inc, and Hewlett-Packard (HP) will hold a residential electronics recycling (“eCycling”) collection event on Saturday, August 25th at Montgomery Park, in Baltimore, Md., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.HP sponsors this event as part of their Recycling Days program.
This free event will allow Maryland residents the opportunity to recycle all of their used computers, monitors, printers, VCRs, scanners, copiers, fax machines, DVD players and digital phones regardless of manufacturer.
Centrally located in Maryland and in close proximity to Interstate 95, the Montgomery Park site is the perfect location for this recycling event. Montgomery Park received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s grand prize as the preeminent property nationwide among outstanding "green building" development projects that have returned environmentally compromised properties to productive use.
HP sponsors these eCycling events throughout the United States as part of its HP Recycling Days program. The program was created to minimize electronic waste going to landfills and to help consumers conveniently recycle products in an environmentally responsible way. The event also satisfies HP’s requirements for a free computer takeback program as part of Maryland's Statewide Computer Recycling Pilot Program. More information about HP Recycling Days and the Maryland Statewide Computer Recycling Pilot Program is available at www.hp.com/recycle and www.mde.state.md.us/eCycling, respectively.
The August 25th event at Montgomery Park is the second in a series of two HP events in Maryland. The first event was held in Easton, Md., on June 30th and was a great success. Approximately 200 residents of Easton and the Talbot County area brought over six tons (12,650 pounds) of their old computers and electronic equipment for proper recycling.
WeRecycle!, Inc. [www.werecycle.com] specializes in the environmentally sound recycling and management of used computers and electronics. As such, WeRecycle! is committed to exceeding globally accepted best practices for managing end of life equipment. WeRecycle! is a proud signatory of the BAN Pledge of True Stewardship and adheres to a no landfill, no export, no prison labor policy. WeRecycle! is an active participant in an EPA lead multi-stakeholder group for electronic recyclers certification. Other industry affiliations include: NERC (North East Recycling Council), The National Recycling Coalition, CRC, and ISRI. WeRecycle!’s services include, but are not limited to asset management, data security, complete recycling, logistics services, and compliance assistance services.