CHICAGO, April 22, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LKQ Corporation (Nasdaq:LKQX), the largest auto and truck recycler in the United States, is proud to celebrate Earth Day today and beyond. Partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation, LKQ Corporation will plant one tree for each person registering their email address or participating in the LKQ Get Green promotion through . The Arbor Day Foundation has planted more than 25 million trees in our nation's forests which have been damaged by fire, insects, and disease. Through last year's promotion, more than 10,050 trees were planted in the Pere Marquette State Forest in Michigan, enough to keep 720 people breathing for a year.
"We are really excited to be working with the Arbor Day Foundation again to address environmental concerns in our local communities," said Laurie Garcia, VP Growth Initiatives & Marketing. "Recycling is a green business and this promotion will allow us to directly benefit the environment, to increase the positives as we continue to reduce the negatives through recycling." Trees not only provide wood for our homes and wildlife, they purify our air and drinking water, reduce soil erosion, moderate temperature, and increase property values.
The LKQ Get Green instant win promotion, which launches on May 1, 2011, will give away hundreds of prizes. Visit between May 1 and May 28 to register for a chance to win many different Apple® prizes including Shuffles™, iPads™, Sony® cameras, gas gift cards, and more. LKQ will match each registrant with a tree planted through the Arbor Day Foundation in Florida's Belmore State Forest.
About LKQ Corporation
LKQ Corporation is the largest nationwide provider of aftermarket and recycled collision replacement parts, refurbished collision replacement products such as wheels, bumper covers and lights, and a leading provider of mechanical replacement parts including remanufactured engines, all in connection with the repair of automobiles and other vehicles. LKQ operates more than 325 facilities, offering its customers a broad range of replacement systems, components and parts to repair automobiles and light, medium and heavy-duty trucks.
LKQ also has operations in Canada, Mexico and Central America.
CONTACT: LKQ Corporation Joe Boutross 312-621-2793