I Recycle Scottsdale Collects Tons of Hard-to-Recycle Items

SCOTTSDALE (December 2, 2015) Keep Scottsdale Beautiful presented the first annual I Recycle Scottsdale festival on Sat., Nov. 14 at Pima Center at the 101 and Via de Ventura. A one-stop shop for harder-to-recycle items including eyeglasses, electronics and household batteries, I Recycle Scottsdale collected several tons of unwanted material, including:


  • 620 lbs. of clothing, shoes and textiles
  • 22,000 lbs. of shredded paper
  • 120 lbs. of prescription drugs
  • 900 hangers
  • 259 pairs of eyeglasses, 116 eyeglass cases, 8 pairs of lenses and 1 hearing aid
  • 5, 703 lbs. in electronics
  • 3 skids, 4 folding chairs, 2 suitcases to Treasures 4 Teachers.


The mission of I Recycle Scottsdale is encourage Scottsdale residents to recycle surplus items rather than allowing them to take up space in homes or businesses or end up in landfills. Several area businesses regularly accept items not typically included in the normal recycling bin, including old cell phones, CRT style TVs and prescription drugs.

Services for the festival were provided by American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS)Arizona Center for the Blind, a Recycle 1 company, City of Scottsdale Solid Waste and Police departments, McDonald’s, Pima CenterPrestige CleanersScottsdale Lion’s ClubSigns By TomorrowStaplesTreasures 4 Teachers and Westech Recyclers.


Keep Scottsdale Beautiful (KSB) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization and registered affiliate of Keep America Beautiful dedicated to engaging the community in service to promote a clean, green and sustainable Scottsdale. KSB’s pillars are: Beautify public places – Reduce, reuse, recycle – Educate the public – Protect the environment – Help fellow citizens. To find out more about Keep Scottsdale Beautiful, visit www.keepscottsdalebeautiful.org, or follow KSB on Facebook and Twitter.