New Orleans - LG, Best Buy and the NCAA will host a free electronics recycling event at the Superdome here this weekend.
LG Electronics USA, as an official corporate partner of the NCAA, is running the special promotion with Best Buy to give consumers a chance to get rid of old TVs, computers and other electronic equipment.
The event is being staged as a pregame warm-up to Final Four week in New Orleans. LG is teaming with Best Buy on a special "Do March Right" promotion exclusively for consumers who participate in the e-cycling event on Sunday.
New Orleans-area residents are encouraged to drop off and recycle any brand of electronics products or computers between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in Parking Lot 4 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four semifinal and national championship men's basketball games will be played.
Each car that drops off old electronics for free recycling will receive a coupon for $50 to $150 in instant savings on more than a dozen Energy Star qualified LG flat-panel TVs. The coupons can be redeemed between March 25 and April 7 at local Best Buy locations for instant savings on selected models of LG 42-, 47-, 50- and 55-inch plasma, LCD and LED HDTVs.
Participating stores are Oakwood Center store No. 2772, Westbank store No. 373, Lakeside store No. 1542, Harahan store No. 1456, Veterans Blvd. store No. 572, The Esplanade store No. 2793, Sliddell store No. 380, Covington store No. 612, Hammond store No. 1388 and Southland Mall store No. 2848.
Acceptable items for e-cycling:
- computers - CPUs
- computer monitors
- computer peripherals
- fax machines
- home and office phones
- consumer electronics
- GPS devices
- digital cameras
- telephones and telephone systems
- beepers and pagers
Unacceptable items for e-cycling:
- microwave ovens
- smoke alarms and detectors
- fire alarms and detectors
- large appliances (refrigerators, clothes washers, etc.)
- non-decontaminated medical equipment
- any unit with sludge or liquids
Residents don't even need to get out of their vehicles. The e-cycling crew members will collect all acceptable electronic products from trunks or pickup beds. (Products not acceptable for e-cycling will be left in the vehicles.)
The event is presented as a sustainability project during NCAA Final Four week and is part of the LG Electronics Recycling Program, which is designed to provide a convenient way for consumers to dispose of their used, unwanted, obsolete or damaged consumer electronics products. The effort is being run under a "Do March Right" theme for LG as an NCAA corporate partner.
In addition to selecting Best Buy for the promotion, LG teamed with Waste Management Recycle America and the New Orleans Local Organizing Committee for the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four to offer the special e-cycling drop-off event.