Tucson Environmental Services hosts recycling event - Tucson News Now

Tucson Environmental Services hosts recycling event

(SOURCE: tucsonaz.gov) (SOURCE: tucsonaz.gov)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The City of Tucson Environmental Services will sponsor the "Know Where to Throw" community collection event to increase the community's awareness about recycling and reuse opportunities available in Tucson beyond the blue barrel.

The event will be held at the ReCommunity Tucson Recycling Facility on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 8 a.m.

Additionally, the recycling facility will host an open house for residents who want to see where the things they throw in there blue barrel go.

"Recycling is only one piece of the puzzle. Reducing the amount of waste that goes to the landfill and reusing materials maximizes our waste diversion opportunities," said Francis LaSala, Waste Diversion Manager. "Tucson does a great job on blue barrel recycling, but not it is time to do more. The event is a start and provides information to the public about other ways to reuse and recycle in our community."

Along with ES, there will be other partners at the event from the Educational Enrichment Foundation, Westech Recyclers, American Textile Recycling Service and more.

Residents can bring all those things they want to get rid of for reuse and recycling. The event partners will be collecting the following:

-Gently used clothing and school supplies like backpacks, binders, pens and pencils will be donated to the Educational Enrichment Foundation to stock the TUSD's clothing bank and for distribution to classrooms. Please separate wearable clothing from unusable textiles.

-Textiles (unusable clothes, sneakers, towels, sheets and other household items) will be collected by American Textile Recycling Service which shreds the material so it can be sold to manufacturers who make building insulation and other products.

-E-waste (computers, cell phones, cables, battery packs) will be recycled by Westech Recyclers. Usable computers are refurbished and donated, all other materials are recycled. Hard drives are cleaned before they may be donated. There will be a $5 fee for televisions or CRT Monitors.

-Document shredding will be provided by Iron Mountain Records Management. Clean out the files and bring them to the event where you can be certain your personal information will stay that way.

For more information, visit www.tucsonaz.gov/es

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