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City of Charlotte celebrates America Recycles Day
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Contact: Sarah Poulton, 704-336-7311
spoulton@charlottenc.gov


On Tuesday, November 15 from 10am to 2pm, the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County are partnering with Charlotte Center City Partners to celebrate America Recycles Day in Uptown. Charlotte will be one of many communities across the country participating in recycling education events held on the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
 
Event participants include City and County Solid Waste Services Departments, the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS), Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful, Keep Charlotte Beautiful, Goodwill Industries, ProShred, and the North Carolina Department of Justice. Participants will distribute educational materials highlighting the numerous waste reduction efforts of different organizations in the Uptown area as well as giveaways for attendees.
 
Citizens are encouraged to bring any personal electronic devices or documents to the event for safe disposal. Goodwill Industries will be collecting computer components and other electronics and ProShred will be providing free document shredding. Please visit www.goodwillsp.org/donate/computers for a complete list of applicable electronics. All donations are free of charge.
 
For more information about America Recycles Day, visit americarecyclesday.org. For more information about recycling in Mecklenburg County and Charlotte visit www.wipeoutwaste.org or http://curbit.charmeck.org


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About America Recycles Day
America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.  Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.
 
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation's largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of over 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public-private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community's environment. To learn more, visit kab.org