Southern Tier Companies Announce Free Personal Computer Take Back Day

OWEGO, NY, 04/26/2010 --

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and community partners Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Geodis Global Solutions, Huron Real Estate, IBM, Manpower, and Universal Instruments are teaming up to recycle unwanted, personally-owned computer products free of charge at select Southern Tier locations on Saturday, May 1, from 7 a.m. to noon.

PC Take Back Day is an annual effort to help the community safely recycle unwanted computer products such as monitors, computer processing units (CPUs), keyboards, cables, mouse devices, modems, disk drives, desktop printers and peripherals from any manufacturer.

IBM AS/400 and System/360 families of products and other electronic equipment such as televisions, radios or cell phones are excluded from this offering. The participating companies reserve the right to reject any product.

A completed release form must accompany all equipment. Forms will be available at each of the drop-off locations:

  • Geodis Global Solutions: 1075 Clark Street, Endicott (corner of Odell Avenue and Clark Street)
  • Lockheed Martin: Victory Plaza on Taylor Road, Owego (near Owego Bowl)
  • Universal Instruments: 90 Bevier Street, Binghamton

It is the responsibility of the owner of the equipment being turned in to ensure these items do not contain any personal or confidential information. Data should be deleted from all storage devices prior to drop-off.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 136,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation reported 2009 sales of $45.2 billion.