Cox, City of Hampton, & Synergy Host E-Waste Recycling Event Sat., March 5, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Peninsula Town Center

~ Free to all Hampton Roads residents and businesses~

~Business waste also accepted Feb 19 to Mar 19 with special free pick-up program for those meeting minimum qualifications~

Mar 02, 2011, 12:00 ET from Cox Communications

CHESAPEAKE, Va., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sat., March 5, Cox Communications will host an electronics waste recycling event at the Peninsula Town Center in Hampton. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is being held in partnership with the City of Hampton, the Hampton Clean City Commission, Peninsula Town Center, City of Newport News, City of Williamsburg, James City County, and York County, and marks the third consecutive year that Synergy Recycling is the recycling agent.

"With more and more Americans owning a variety of electronic products, the importance of proper disposal is of great importance to the long term health and safety of our communities. As technology evolves, that number will continue to rise," says Gary McCollum, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cox Virginia. "Cox has a strong commitment to the environment and recycling," says McCollum. "We are extremely proud to reach out to the community and give everyone a chance to take care of the environment by recycling electronic waste quickly, conveniently and for free."

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

  • 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
  • As well as most other electronic items

"Hampton Roads' reputation for natural resources and quality of life make us one of the nation's most desirable communities," says Hampton Mayor Molly Joseph Ward.  "Partnerships, like this, promoting litter control, recycling and other beautification strategies benefit each and every household and business on the Peninsula and Southside."

Business Recycling

Cox and Synergy are offering free recycling opportunities for Hampton Roads businesses between February 19 and March 19, 2011.  Materials will be collected from area businesses Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 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 to be eligible for the free appointment. Businesses will receive a "certificate of destruction and recycling" at the conclusion of the appointment. Businesses should follow certain other protocols for the collection of their materials. 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 Peninsula Town Center on March 5 free-of-charge.

"All of us at Synergy are committed to making a difference in our everyday lives through the work we do as well as important partnerships like this.  I want to encourage area businesses and residents to take advantage of this great opportunity to dispose of their electronics the right way -- to protect our waterways, shorelines and the environment in general," says Joe Clayton, Synergy Recycling.

For details about the recycling event, contact Felicia Blow at (757) 222-8432 or To learn more about the recycling process, visit

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a multi-service broadband communications and entertainment company with more than 6.2 million total residential and commercial customers.  The third-largest cable television company in the United States, Cox offers an array of advanced digital video, high-speed Internet and telephony services over its own nationwide IP network, as well as integrated wireless services.  Cox Business is a full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions for commercial customers, providing high-speed Internet, voice and long distance services, as well as data and video transport services for small to large-sized businesses.  Cox Media offers national and local cable advertising in traditional spot and new media formats, along with promotional opportunities and production services.  More information about the services of Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at,, and  In Hampton Roads, Cox has more than 400,000 basic cable subscribers.

About Synergy Recycling, LLC

Synergy Recycling LLC is a privately held firm located in Mayodan, North Carolina.  A recent $15 million dollar 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