Office Depot Recycling

Computer Equipment

Office Depot stores are accepting information technology and digital entertainment products, including desktops, laptops, keyboards, pointer devices, printers, scanners, digital cameras, fax machines, desktop copiers, monitors, televisions that are 27 inches or smaller, television/VCR combinations and cell phones at its Maryland stores through Monday.

There is a limit of one piece of equipment per person, per store, per day. The items will be recycled by Hewlett-Packard at its California and Tennessee plants.

For more information, call the Maryland Department of Environmental Resources recycling section at 301-883-5040 or visit www.officedepot.com/recycle.

Electricity Deregulation,

Caps Subject of Forum

Representatives from Pepco, the Maryland Office of the People's Counsel and other government agencies will discuss the expiration of the four-year rate caps that occurred July 1.

The forum, hosted by County Council member Thomas R. Hendershot (D-New Carrollton), starts at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the New Carrollton Municipal Center, 6016 Princess Garden Pkwy. Residents will learn about electricity deregulation and changes in the rate structure.

For more information, call 301-952-3061.

Hoyer Praises Women

Who Lead, Own Firms

Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) met with more than 100 female community leaders and small businesses owners from the 5th Congressional District on Aug. 25 in recognition of Women's Equality Day, which was Thursday.

Hoyer spoke about the valuable role that women play in the local economy. "Your contributions are vital to the strength and vibrancy of our community and our county," he said.

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