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City has successful recycling day

  Jacksonville’s first celebration of Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day was a success thanks to participation by residents and contributions from Southland Recycling Services. 

 At the Monday, Nov. 15 event the partnering agencies collected more than 23,000 pounds of paper, plastic, and aluminum products, which will be used for the production of new goods instead of going into the landfill. 

 More than 22,000 pounds paper was shredded, and 280 pounds of magazines, newspapers, and phonebooks were collected, in addition to 45 pounds of plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

 In addition, 129 cell phones and 168 cell phone chargers were collected and donated to Hubbard House.

 Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day is celebrated each year on Nov. 15.   The City of Jacksonville, KJB, and Southland Recycling Services partnered to collect items to help encourage more residents to recycle.  Southland Recycling Services supported the event by providing equipment to collect the recyclables for processing and a shredding truck to shred documents onsite.


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