Friday, April 27, 2012

Three Reds to take part in E-Waste Recycling Drive

Three members of the Reds are doing their part in the worldwide initiative to "go green".

Here's the official press release regarding the event:

CINCINNATI (April 20, 2012) — PNC, the Cincinnati Reds and Players for the Planet are joining forces again with Global Environmental Services and many of Cincinnati’s leading corporations for the 3rd annual PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives on April 27, 28 and 29.

The PNC/Players for the Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives provide an easy way for Reds fans and residents of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to recycle old electronics. The public is encouraged to visit three convenient locations with their electronic waste items for recycling:

Friday, April 27, 2012 – 7am to 5pm
PNC Bank, Anderson Town Center Branch
7500 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45255
**Reds outfielder Jay Bruce and catcher Ryan Hanigan will greet recyclers from Noon to 1pm. (No autographs, please)

Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 9am to 4pm
PNC Bank, Hyde Park Branch
3740 Paxton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
**Reds outfielder Drew Stubbs and Nick Lachey will greet recyclers from 10:30 to 11:30am. (No autographs, please)

Sunday, April 29, 2012 – 10am to 2pm
Kroger Marketplace, Newport
130 Pavilion Parkway, Newport, KY 41071

The first 200 cars at each event will receive two View Level tickets to an upcoming Reds game at Great American Ball Park, while supplies last.

Saturday and Sunday’s drives will include paper shredding supported by Cintas.

Players for the Planet is suggesting a donation of $10 per car to offset recycling costs. Items accepted include televisions, radios, VCRs, computer monitors, personal computers, hard drives and many other electronics. For a full list of acceptable items, please visit

Sponsors who make this event possible are PNC, Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions, Duke Energy, Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Global Environmental Services, Cintas Corporation and The Kroger Company.

Organizing partners for the 2012 Recycling Event include City of Cincinnati, Office of Environmental Quality, Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District and Green Umbrella.

Players for the Planet is a non-profit organization that utilizes professional athletes to promote environmental awareness and education in each athlete’s respective home city. The organization is founded by former Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson and former MLB pitcher Jack Cassel.

This event is a great way to properly recycle your old electronics, hang out with a few members of the Reds and perhaps even score some free tickets to an upcoming game!

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