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NFL's Merriman enters into partnership with Lights Out Disposal

Lights Out Disposal, an El Cajon-based waste recycling company, has entered into a business partnership with former NFL star Shawne Merriman, making him a stakeholder, spokesperson and collaborator on product development and brand marketing for the company.

Merriman said his background as growing up in the densely populated East Coast environment is a leading factor into this new venture.

“The continuous increase of electronics bought and sold each year means we need to make large strides in the area of recycling to preserve our natural resources and space in landfills,” said Merriman in a statement. “Because electronics, light bulbs, appliances and batteries contain toxic elements, ensuring that they are being disposed of in a safe environmentally sound manner is critical. I look forward to bringing more awareness to this through my relationship with Lights Out Disposal.”

Lights Out Disposal certifies that all electronics recycled through the company are sent to a Certified R2 Rios Electronic Recycler.

Lights Out Disposal founder Alexis Demko Woodford and her husband have grown the company to serve over 1,000 Southern California customers, including the county of San Diego, the city of San Diego and the Irvine Company.

Merriman earned the nickname “Lights Out” while in high school for his ability to strike opponents with tremendous force.

Lights Out Disposal will host its first annual Green Weekend Recycling Event from March 15-16, 2014 with drop-off recycling locations at Liberty Station. Additional information can be found at LightsOutDisposal.com.

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