Keep Atlanta Beautiful adds textile recycling | Neighbor Newspapers

Fri March 14, 2014

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Keep Atlanta Beautiful Friday announced its two monthly recycling events will now feature textile recycling, as the nonprofit has partnered with USAgain, a Stone Mountain-based textile recycling company.

The recycling events are scheduled for two Saturdays a month in Atlanta — one in Buckhead and one in the Old Fourth Ward.

“There’s absolutely a demand for more recycling services among Atlanta residents,” said Peggy Denby, executive director of Keep Atlanta Beautiful. “USAgain’s textile/household good recycling services will help us provide a missing piece of the puzzle and continue to advance our mission of greening Atlanta. This is truly an asset to our communities.”

Incorporating textiles into the nonprofit’s recycling events will provide metro Atlanta residents with a convenient, free-to-use resource for responsibly disposing of unwanted items. Textiles will join the team of items already recycled at the events, including electronics, paper for shredding, styrofoam, paint and single-stream (commingled) items. Atlanta residents have responded enthusiastically to the call of recycling, as the events garner more than 800 attendees per month.

Acceptable textile recyclables include: clothing and footwear of all styles and sizes, household textiles (linens, towels, etc.) and accessories (belts, hats, scarves, backpacks, etc.).

The monthly recycling events take place at:

o Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, 2715 Peachtree Road in Buckhead, first Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

o The Walden School, 320 Irwin St. in the Old Fourth Ward, second Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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