Mon March 17, 2014
STONE MOUNTAIN, GA (March 13, 2014) – Keep Atlanta Beautiful (KAtlB) bi-monthly recycling events will now feature textile recycling, as the organization has partnered with USAgain, the textile recycling company based in Stone Mountain.
KAtlB’s recycling events are scheduled for two Saturdays a month in Atlanta—one in Buckhead and one in the Old Fourth Ward. The events make it convenient for residents to recycle a variety of materials. For more detailed information on the location and time of the events, see below.
"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 KAtlB’s recycling events will provide Atlanta-area 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 KAtlB 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 over 800 attendees per month. For more details and directions, visit keepatlantabeautiful.org.
Acceptable textile recyclables: clothing and footwear of all styles and sizes, household textiles (linens, towels, etc.) and accessories (belts, hats, scarves, backpacks, etc.).
KAB Monthly Recycling Events
Buckhead: First Saturday of each month
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church
2715 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Old Fourth Ward: Second Saturday of each month
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
320 Irwin Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
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USAgain – a leader in the textile recycling industry – is a for-profit company with a mission of diverting textiles from landfills. USAgain’s green and white recycling bins provide communities with a convenient way to dispose of surplus clothing and give it a second life. In 2013, USAgain collected 55 million pounds of textiles for reuse and recycling. USAgain operates over 14,000 recycling bins in 19 states and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit www.usagain.com