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LG, Conn's To Host Free CE Recycling Event

9/02/2010 11:50:44 AM Eastern

Dallas - LG
Electronics and Conn's Appliances, along with Waste Management Recycle America
and CBS Radio, are asking Dallas-Fort Worth residents to take action and
recycle their used devices at no charge in Lewisville, Texas, on Saturday,
Sept. 11.

The event is part
of the LG Electronics Recycling Program, which was designed to provide
consumers with a convenient way to dispose of their used, unwanted, obsolete or
damaged consumer electronic products. The event will be held Sept. 11 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Lewisville, 1251 Valley Ridge

Every family that
brings in products for recycling will receive a coupon for $25 off on any
LG-brand smart-energy-saving flat-screen HDTV, 42-inch class screen size or
larger. Coupons, good at any of the 19 Conn's locations throughout the
Dallas-Fort Worth area, must be redeemed by Sept. 30. (Limit one coupon per

CBS Radio's four
popular local stations (1080 KRLD, 105.3 The Fan, KLUV FM and JACK FM) will
promote the event, including live onsite broadcasts and appearances by the KRLD
Street Team and The FAN Street Team.

According to the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 82 percent of the 2.25 million tons of
old TVs, cellphones and computer products generated in the last two years ended
up in landfills. By recycling old electronic products, useful materials -- such
as glass, plastic and metals -- can be collected and reused to manufacture
other products.

residents would need to pay for their electronics to be properly collected and
recycled, but as part of their ongoing efforts to help promote safe e-waste
recycling, LG Electronics and Waste Management will be accepting any brand of
electronics at this event for free (up to five items).

In addition, the
companies are committed to collecting and processing these items in an
environmentally sound manner.

The electronic
materials received by LG will be processed at Waste Management facilities that
are ISO 14001 and 9001 certified. In addition, Waste Management Recycle America
is a signatory to the Basel Action Network's Manufacturers' Commitment to
Responsible E-Waste Recycling as well as to the Responsible Recycling (R2)
program. These actions signifies the company's agreement to conduct their
electronics recycling programs transparently and in accord with rigorous
environmental and worker safety standards, and to adhere to measures that
prevent the export of hazardous e-waste to developing countries.

If residents
cannot participate in this event, they are encouraged to drop-off their used
electronics at a permanent facility, located at HOBI International, 7601
Ambassador Row, Dallas.

For more
information about the LG Electronics Recycling Program, please visit


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