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Americans Recycle Day (Downtown)
November 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
City Of Jacksonville, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Hosts 8th Annual “America Recycles Day”
The City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful will join with several shredding companies for the eighth annual America Recycles Day in November.
The communitywide recycling collection event, a nationwide initiative by Keep America Beautiful, will be held at these locations and times on Wednesday, November 15:
- Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water Street, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Parking lot of Bank of America, 301 3rd St. Neptune Beach, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Republic Services, UltraShred Technologies and Shred It will join with KJB in the popular annual event.
Last year, 35,520 pounds of paper were collected and shredded, 150 pounds of cardboard and 200 pounds of school supplies were processed.
This is the eighth consecutive year the event has been held. Republic will have a collection truck and staff at the Prime Osborn Convention Center site and Ultrashred Technologies, Inc. and Shred It will have staff and equipment on hand at the Bank of America Neptune Beach site. Additionally, volunteers will be collecting gently worn shoes, blankets, coats and towels to benefit various local organizations.
At the Prime Osborn Convention Center, Republic Service staff and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful commissioners and volunteers will collect items. At the Bank of America location, staff from UltraShred and Shred-It, along with volunteers from New Age Hippy, will be on hand to collect items. Both sites will collect recycled materials for Teacher Supply Depot. Those materials can include office and school supplies, arts and crafts supplies.
All materials listed below will be collected at America Recycles Day event:
- Chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
- Packing paper
- Junk mail
- 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
- Mobile phones/chargers
- Gently worn or new shoes
- Gently worn sweaters
- Three-ring binders
- File folders
- Hanging files
- Hole punches
- In/out trays
- Children’s books
- Ink pads/stamps
- Mouse pads
- Note pads
- Blank paper (all kinds)
- Project folders
- Staple removers
- 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)
- Carpet squares
- Fabric samples
- Pie tins
- Promotional items
- Shoe boxes
- Shoe strings
- Student incentives
- Telephone wire
- Test tubes
- Wallpaper books
IMPORTANT: This drop off event is for Jacksonville/Duval County residents only. Commercial/business recyclables will not be accepted. Other than cell phones and chargers, no electronic waste will be accepted at this event. Absolutely no liquids or household hazardous will be accepted at this event. Residents may take those items to the city’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Ave. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The facility is closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information or to arrange for special handling of unusual material, call (904) 387-8847.
About America Recycles Day:
Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day is celebrated each year in November. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. Keep Jacksonville Beautiful has been conducting America Recycling events since 2010.
The celebration focuses on informing and educating; getting neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when they all work together; and making recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.