‘America Recycles Day’ Coming to Burien St. Vincent de Paul Nov. 15


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“I Recycle” is the theme of the 2010 America Recycles Day (ARD), which is coming Monday, Nov. 15th, to the five St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift stores, including Burien’s.

The Burien store is located at 13445 First Ave South, and Burien-area residents can join in by recycling gently-used clothing, furniture, books and household items.

Proceeds from thrift store sales help neighbors in need, providing funds to prevent eviction, hunger, utility shut-off and more.

According to a press release:

St. Vincent de Paul invites Recycling of Clothing, Furniture, Books & Household Goods

Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 13-year history of ARD, a nationally-recognized initiative organized by Keep America Beautiful and dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work, and on the go.

St. Vincent de Paul’s five Seattle/King County thrift stores will participate on Nov. 15 at their Seattle, Burien, Kent, Kenmore and Renton locations. Local residents can join in America Recycles Day by recycling gently-used clothing, furniture, books and household items. St. Vincent de Paul recycles more than five million pounds of materials annually to help the environment. Proceeds from thrift store sales help neighbors in need, providing funds to prevent eviction, hunger, utility shut-off and more.

St. Vincent de Paul store locations:

  • BURIEN – 13445 1st Ave. S.
  • SEATTLE – 13555 Aurora Ave. N.
  • KENMORE – 7304 NE Bothell Way
  • KENT – 310 Central Ave. N.
  • RENTON – 2825 Sunset Blvd. NE.

To get involved, contact www.svdpseattle.org or visit americarecyclesday.org to find an event near you.

“America Recycles Day is designed to educate, motivate and inspire individuals to recycle more while encouraging their friends and families to do the same,” said Keep America Beautiful President and CEO Matt McKenna. “Keep America Beautiful encourages you to participate in ARD and celebrate what can be accomplished when everyone works together to promote recycling efforts 365 days a year.”

“We encourage everyone to recycle something to St. Vincent de Paul for America Recycles Day. Let’s give new life to materials, reduce land-fill waste, and generate aid for our neighbors in need,” says Andre de Klaver, Executive Director of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Seattle/King County.

America’s leading companies and organizations support recycling through sponsorships and partnerships with America Recycles Day 2010: Alcoa, American Chemistry Council, Anheuser-Busch, Earth911.com, Disney’s Friends for Change, Naked Juice, Nestlé Waters North America, PepsiCo and Waste Management. Partners include: Glass Packaging Institute, Soles 4 Souls, Solid Waste Association of North America and the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

About St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul has fostered recycling in Seattle since 1926. More than five million pounds of materials are recycled every year and another 143 tons of electronics are kept out of area landfills. St. Vincent de Paul is celebrating its 90th anniversary of helping the needy by preventing evictions, hunger, utility shut-offs and more.

About Keep America Beautiful, Inc.
Keep America Beautiful, Inc., established in 1953, is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. With a network of over 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations, Keep America Beautiful forms public- private partnerships and programs that engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments. To join America Recycles Day, visit www.americarecyclesday.org. To learn more about Keep America Beautiful, visit www.kab.org.

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