KSB Brings National Recycling Celebration to Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – On Saturday, November 18, Keep Scottsdale Beautiful (KSB) will host I Recycle Scottsdale, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful.

I Recycle Scottsdale is a one-stop recycling event aimed at ridding homes and businesses of unwanted, harder-to-recycle items, including electronics, medical devices, shoes and prescription drugs.  The event will take place from 8 a.m. to Noon at the Pima Center business park, located at 9200 E. Pima Center Parkway.

“The event is unique in that most of the items we collect with be reused,” stated Ruth Valencia a KSB board member and the event coordinator. “Most venders participating are non-profits like Treasures 4 Teachers, who will collect and redistribute any items that can be used for arts and crafts, or in the classroom. In addition, we will have free on-site shredding which is very popular.”

Shoes, clothing, and other textiles collected will be reused or recycled depending on their condition.  Eyeglasses, canes, crutches and walkers collected will be distributed to community members who need them.  The city of Scottsdale will have a garbage truck onsite for kids to explore.  The event is underwritten by a grant from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. You do not need to be a Scottsdale resident to participate.

For more information on I Recycle Scottsdale, including a complete list of accepted items, go to keepscottsdalebeautiful.org/programs/i-recycle-scottsdale/

“America Recycles Day provides a key moment in time to regain momentum for recycling in America, and to help make recycling a daily social norm across the country,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “Get involved by conducting an America Recycles Day event in your hometown. Take the “#BeRecycled” Pledge and invite your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Let’s get people recycling in every aspect of their lives – at home, at work and on the go!”

America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It has been held on – and in the weeks around – Nov. 15 since 1997.

Keep Scottsdale Beautiful (KSB) is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization and registered affiliate of Keep America Beautiful. Its mission is to engage 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 learn how you can take action, visit keepscottsdalebeautiful.org. Follow us on Facebook.

At Keep America Beautiful, we want to ensure that beauty is our lasting signature. A leading national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. We envision a country where every community is a clean, green, and beautiful place to live. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people End Littering, Improve Recycling, and Beautify America’s Communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 600 community-based Keep America Beautiful affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals. To learn how you can donate or take action, visit kab.org. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or view us on YouTube.