Indianapolis — LG Electronics is teaming with the NCAA and its Indiana Host Committee to help make the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four College Basketball Championship weekend greener by decreasing the event’s environmental impact.
LG Electronics and the non-profit RecycleForce will host a free Electronics Recycling Event on March 28 at Lucas Oil Stadium. From 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. Saturday in the stadium’s South Lot, individuals are encouraged to bring unwanted electronic devices to be recycled. Those who bring in their electronics for responsible recycling will receive tickets to the Final Four Fan Fest presented by Capital One and Final Four Green Team pins (while supplies last).
RecycleForce offers comprehensive recycling services while providing workforce training to formerly incarcerated individuals.
Items that will be accepted include computer components (hard drives, monitors, scanners and keyboards); home electronics (TVs, radios, CD and DVD players, etc.); small home and office appliances (copiers, fax machines, microwaves, toasters, printers, dehumidifiers, etc.); and gaming equipment (consoles, batteries, etc.).
The following items will not be accepted: anything that includes manifested hazardous, radioactive and biohazardous waste; devices that contain mercury; large appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers; or light bulbs.
This event is a great opportunity for central Indiana residents to make a positive impact on the environment, said LG Electronics USA VP John Taylor. “Electronics recycling minimizes the amount of hazardous waste in the landfills and extraction of new raw materials from the Earth,” he noted.
While helping to make the Final Four green through this e-waste event, LG will encourage consumers to replace outdated electronics with Energy Star-certified TVs and computer monitors, which will help save energy and fight climate change. College basketball fans are invited to check out the “LG Training Facility” at the NCAA Final Four Fan Fest to learn more about the Energy Star program.
LG encouraged fans to visit LGGameDayHub.com for a variety of NCAA-related content and interactive fan experiences including trivia, games and a sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the 2016 Final Four, among other LG prizes. Fans can monitor LG’s efforts on social media by searching #LGGameDay.