GNG, Community Partners Invite Atlanta to Unplug and Recycle Electronics for Earth Day


Computers in a trash bin

ATLANTA, GA— April 13, 2017 — Georgia Natural Gas (GNG) and partners, 11Alive, the Biltmore Building, eWaste/ePlanet and the Midtown Alliance will celebrate Earth Day 2017 by inviting Atlanta residents and businesses to bring old electronics to be recycled to the courtyard of The Biltmore Building located at 817 W. Peachtree St. in Atlanta on Friday, April 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Electronic items can be recycled including computers, printers, fax machines, TVs, toasters, radios, microwaves, cell phones and all battery-operated gadgets.  This year, for the first time, there will be a special Hard Drive Shredder on-site for the privacy and peace-of-mind of safe computer disposal.

And, everyone can register to win a 40-inch flat screen TV!* (See Terms & Conditions below.)

“This is our fifth year hosting this event, and each year, it gets bigger and better than the year before,” says Maurice Baker, GNG’s manager of community relations.  “Last year we recycled approximately 10,000 pounds of electronics – the most ever – and we hope to surpass that record in 2017!”

The Midtown Alliance will also be at the site to provide useful information about carpooling, MARTA, GRTA and other commuter options to reduce the number of cars traveling Georgia’s roads.

Earth Day is about creating awareness of the small things we can do to in our lives and community to make a big difference on the environment,” says Wilson Kieffer, founder of eWaste/ePlanet.  “We take your unwanted electronics, regardless of the quantity or quality, and responsibly dispose of them using environmentally- sustainable practices. You can rest easy knowing everything’s taken care of, which is great for the environment we all live in.”

* No purchase or donation necessary to enter or to win. See official rules at  One winner will be selected by random drawing conducted by GNG, whose determination will be final. Open to those who register at the event and who are 21 years of age or older. Prize: one 40 inch color flat screen television (ARV: $280). © 2017 Georgia Natural Gas.

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About 11Alive/TEGNA
11Alive is the NBC affiliate based in Atlanta, GA, and is owned by TEGNA Inc. The Networks of 11Alive include 11Alive News, WATL-TV and four diginets. 11Alive’s mission is to Hold the Powerful Accountable. TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), formerly Gannett Co., Inc., is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA reaches more than 90 million Americans and delivers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible.

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