Recycle Ann Arbor, a local nonprofit organization committed to waste reduction, will be celebrating “America Recycles Day” on Saturday, November 15th (10:00 am – 2:00 pm) at the ReUse Center located at 2420 S. Industrial Hwy. Ann Arbor, 48104.
“America Recycles Day” is a national movement started by Keep America Beautiful that happens annually on or around November 15th to promote recycling practices on a local level through community events.
This year, our focus will be on waste awareness and education to the Ann Arbor community. It’s a day to learn about your options for local recycling, reuse, and general waste reduction in your life- all while exploring what our ReUse Center has to offer.
We will have an Outreach table set-up within the store full of information about our organization, volunteer opportunities, and giveaways* (reusable tote bags, stickers, etc). As we continue to build our local communication platform, giveaways will be given out to those who provide an email address to receive our organization E-updates. In the spirit of the day, we will also have a guessing game focused on a jar full of shredded paper that visitors can take a shot at- the winner with the closest weight estimate will be entered into a raffle for a prize.
“Becoming involved in waste reduction activities, including recycling and reuse, is an easy step we all can take to improve our community, conserve natural resources, and create jobs. Through events like this, we aim to educate the public about local recycling and reuse efforts and how they can stay involved all year long,” said Christine Chessler-Stull, Outreach & Zero Waste Coordinator.
Customers can maximize their visit to the ReUse Center on America Recycles Day by bringing in good, reusable items to donate such as building materials (windows, tiles, doors, etc) and household items (couches, dressers, kitchenware, etc). These similar items and much more, are all available for purchase in our 20,000 sq. foot store space.
For a complete list of accepted items for donation at the ReUse Center, please visit www.recycleannarbor.org
The ReUse Center is currently open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm, and Sundays, 10am-2pm**.
Donation drop-offs stop one hour prior to closing. 734-222-7880.
**Sunday hours and donation days will change the week of December 1st, 2014.
*Event giveaways were made possible in part by a generous donation from Domino’s Pizza for this event.