Wed August 3, 2011
Chicago, Il. -- On Saturday, August 13, from 8:00AM - 1:00PM, Hanover Township will host the second annual Recycling Extravaganza for residents. The event will be held on the Township campus at 250 S. Route 59, Bartlett.
Clothing recycler USAgain be on site to collect gently used clothing and shoes, along with vendors collecting electronics, cell phones, car batteries, prescription drugs, books, magazines, eye glasses, hearing aids, bicycles, fire extinguishers, propane tanks and much more. Document shredding will also be available at a two box, per resident limit.
According to the EPA, 12.7 million tons of textile waste is generated each year. Only 15% of this is collected for reuse and recycling, the remainder going into landfills. USAgain provides residents with an eco-friendly way to discard unwanted clothing, shoes and other textiles at this annual event.
To view a complete list of items that will be accepted for recycling please visit: www.hanover-township.org. All materials collected are recycled or disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.
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USAgain, a leader in the textile recycling industry, with corporate headquarters in Chicago, is a for-profit company that recycles and resells unwanted clothing and other textiles. In 2010 alone, the company collected 56 million pounds of discarded clothing. USAgain operates over 10,000 collection bins in fifteen states. Their mission is to provide consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of excess clothing, which are then diverted from landfills. For more information, visit www.usagain.com.