Cox & Synergy Host E-Waste Recycling Event Sat., March 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cox Retail Center Lot in Herndon

Free and open to the public

Business waste also accepted March 5 - 19 with special pick-up program

Mar 01, 2011, 15:00 ET from Cox Communications

HERNDON, Va., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, March 12, Cox Communications is hosting an electronics waste recycling event at the Cox Retail Center Parking Lot (3080 Centreville Rd.) in Herndon from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  The event is in partnership with the Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Volunteer Fairfax, and Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington/Fairfax County, and marks the second consecutive year that Synergy Recycling is the recycling agent.

The event will be held rain or shine and is free to residents and businesses in Fairfax County and beyond.

"We are so pleased to bring this event to Northern Virginia again this year," says Allen Roberts, Vice President of Operations for Cox in Northern Virginia.  "In addition to providing a valuable community service and giving our local residents and businesses an opportunity to properly dispose of electronic waste, the event contributes to the protection of our environment and Cox's companywide goal of reducing our carbon footprint 20% by 2017."

Most electronic items are accepted for this event. The list of items accepted includes, but is not limited to:

  • CPUs, servers and other computers
  • Monitors (CRT and LCD based)
  • Computer mice, printers, cables, modems
  • Speakers, scanners, and other electronic peripherals
  • Networking hardware
  • Fax and answering machines
  • Copy machines
  • Power tools
  • Televisions, VCRs, CD players, DVD players, remote controls
  • Audio visual equipment
  • IPods, MP3 players, computer games
  • Microwaves and other small kitchen appliances
  • Cell phones, telephones, radios, CB radios, stereos
  • Calculators

Fairfax County residents can contact with any questions about this event.

Business Recycling

Cox and Synergy are also offering free recycling opportunities for Fairfax County businesses between March 5 - 19.  Materials will be collected from area businesses Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during these dates.

The types of materials accepted are the same; however businesses must have at least a pick-up truck load of materials and follow certain other protocols to be eligible for the free collection of their materials. Businesses will receive a "certificate of destruction and recycling" at the conclusion of the appointment.  In addition, business pickup is at the discretion of Synergy Recycling.  For more information and to schedule an appointment, contact Joe Clayton at (919) 619-4856 or

Businesses that do not have a pick-up truck load of materials, can bring their electronics to the Cox Retail Center Parking Lot on March 12 free-of-charge.

Joe Clayton, Synergy Recycling, has indicated that Synergy's recycling process meets with EPA and Virginia Department of Environmental Quality standards for proper disposal. Synergy is a certified and recognized recycling vendor with Cox Communications nationally.

For details about the recycling event, e-mail  To learn more about the recycling process, visit

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

About Synergy Recycling, LLC

Synergy Recycling, LLC is a privately held firm located in Mayodan, North Carolina.  A recent $15 million expansion of new processing facility in Madison North Carolina and into Hampton Roads and Roanoke, Virginia offers statewide ISO certified electronics recycling. Synergy is ISO 14001:2004 (EMS) Certified for environmental management and was recently certified ISO 18001 (OHSAS) for occupational health and safety. Synergy Recycling's services include environmentally responsible recycling of obsolete and end of life electronic equipment, asset recovery, and certified data destruction of proprietary or otherwise sensitive media, logistics and transportation for the materials handled.  Synergy's scope of work enables recycling services for companies as large at the Dell Reconnect Program and small businesses alike. More information is available at

SOURCE Cox Communications