Thu January 9, 2014

Santa Monica embraces textile recycling, will host collection event February 8

City partners with USAgain for textile recycling event at City Yards


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Santa Monica embraces textile recycling, will host collection event February 8 City partners with USAgain for textile recycling event at City Yards

LAKE FOREST, CA (January, 10 2014) – Santa Monica has stepped up to become a greener city by partnering with USAgain, the textile recycling company, for two textile collection events in 2014, the first of which is February 8.

The collection event will be held at the City Yards, located at 2500 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404. The event will commence at 9:00 AM and go until 2:00 PM.

The goal of the collection event is to show Santa Monica residents how easy it is to recycle textiles while also emphasizing the need to do so. Although textile recycling isn’t viewed the same was as glass, paper and plastic recycling, the fact is it’s equally easy necessary.

“We save seven pounds of carbon dioxide for every pound of textiles kept out of landfills,” said Mattias Wallander, CEO of USAgain. “With our collection events in Santa Monica, we aim to show residents the benefits of textile recycling while making it as convenient as possible.”

Santa Monica’s next collection even will be on December 13. In addition to these two collection events, USAgain has 4 clothes and shoes recycling bins in the city available to residents year-round.

USAgain locations in Santa Monica:

  • Animal Shelter, 1640 9th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • Sea Colony II, 2910-2960 Nielsen Way, Santa Monica, CA 90404
  • City Hall, 1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • City Yards, 2500 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

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About USAgain 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 2012, USAgain collected 58 million pounds of textiles for reuse and recycling. USAgain operates over 10,000 recycling bins in 18 states and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. For more information, visit www.usagain.com