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2nd annual ‘America Recycles Day’ Nov. 15

The City of Jacksonville, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful (KJB) and Southland Recycling Services will celebrate Keep America Beautiful’s second annual America Recycles Day in Jacksonville with a communitywide recycling collection event from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. In 2010, the partnering agencies collected more than 23,000 pounds of paper, plastic and aluminum products, which is used for the production of new goods instead of going into the landfill.

This year, traditional recyclables will be collected along with used cell phones, iPods and chargers, gently worn shoes and teacher supplies.

To encourage more residents to recycle and raise the awareness of the importance of recycling, the City of Jacksonville, KJB, the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, and Southland Recycling Services are partnering to hold a communitywide recycling event. Southland Recycling Services will have equipment on site to collect recyclables for processing and to shred paper documents.

Additionally, cell phones, iPods and chargers will be collected for donation to Hubbard House for refurbishing or recycling; gently worn shoes will be collected for donation to Soles4Souls, which provides shoes to people in need; the Florida Department of Environmental Protection will collect plastic grocery bags; and the Teacher Supply Depot will be collecting items for Duval County Public Schools, teachers and students.

All materials listed below will be collected at America Recycles Day. Residents are asked to recycle and keep these items, many of which are valuable resources to others, from going to the landfill.

Recyclables:

Cardboard

Chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes)

Packing paper

Junk mail

Magazines

Catalogs

Newspaper

Plastic bottles

Aluminum cans

Mobile shredding materials:

Documents will be immediately shredded on-site at the drop off point and sent to the Southland Recycling Services facility for processing.

Invoices

Credit card statements

Cancelled checks

Bank statements

Tax records or related information (outside of retention dates)

Computer paper

White office paper

Copy paper

Colored office paper

Forms and files

Fax paper

Envelopes

Reusable materials:

Mobile phones/chargers

iPods

Gently worn or new shoes

Plastic grocery store bags

Teacher supplies:

Three-ring binders

In/out trays

Calculators

Envelopes

File folders

Glue/paste

Hanging files

Hole punches

Ink pads/stamps

Magnets

Mouse pads

Note pads

Blank paper (all kinds)

Project folders

Markers

Pencils

Pens

Rulers

Scissors

Staplers/staples

Staple removers

Stationery

Tape dispensers/tape

Wire baskets

Styrofoam (egg cartons, punch outs, meat/vegetable trays, sheets of Styrofoam)

Plastics (film canisters, forks, spoons and knives, Plexiglas, self-sealing bags, Styrofoam, straws)

Miscellaneous items:

Beads

Beakers/flasks

Buttons

Carpet squares

Fabric samples

Games

Mylar

Nails

Pie tins

Promotional items

Puzzles

Shoe boxes

Shoe strings

Student incentives

Telephone wire

Test tubes

Toothpicks

Toys

Vinyl

Wallpaper books

To learn more about America Recycles Day, visit www.kab.org and click on “America Recycles Day.” To learn more about Southland Recycling Services please visit www.recycleitjacksonville.com. For more information about Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, visit the city’s website at www.coj.net, keyword search “Keep Jacksonville Beautiful” or call 904-630-CITY.


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