City of Jacksonville, Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Host Fifth Annual "America Recycles Day"

November 10, 2015  
Keep Jacksonville Beautiful

The City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful (KJB) are teaming up with shredding companies UltraShred Technologies, Iron Mountian, and Republic Services Recycling Center on Friday, Nov. 13 to observce "America Recycles Day."

Last year, more than 10,000 pounds of paper were collected and shredded; 25 pounds of cardboard collected; 53  pairs of shoes collected; six cell phones recycled; and more than 1,800 pounds of school supplies donated.
 
The fifth annual community-wide recycling collection event is a national initiative led by Keep America Beautiful. Community members are encouraged to bring recyclables and/or donations to the following locations and times:
 
Prime Osborn Convention Center (1000 Water Street), 12 – 5 p.m.
(All materials listed below will be collected at America Recycles Day at the Prime Osborn)
 
Kmart (500 Atlantic Boulevard in Neptune Beach), 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 
Partners Iron Mountain and Ultra Shred Technologies will have trucks at the Kmart on-site to collect and shred paper while Urban Mining will be on-hand to collect computer equipment. Additionally, volunteers will be collecting gently worn shoes, blankets, coats, towels and sporting equipment to benefit the Jacksonville Humane Society, Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, Lions Club International and Duval County Public Schools’ Teacher Supply Depot.
 
At the Prime Osborn Convention Center, Republic Services Recycling Center will set-up their shred truck which allows recyclers to watch as paper is shredded.  Both sites will collect recycled materials for the Teacher Supply Depot. Materials accepted can include office, school, and arts supplies.
 

Recyclables:

Cardboard
Chipboard (cereal boxes, shoe boxes)
Packing paper
Junk mail
Magazines
Catalogs
Cartons
Newspaper
Plastic bottles
Aluminum cans
 

Mobile shredding materials:

Documents will be immediately shredded on-site at the drop off point and sent to the Republic Services Recycling Center facility for processing.
Invoices
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
Envelopes
 

Teacher supplies:

Three-ring binders
Calculators
File folders
Hanging files
In/out trays
Envelopes
Glue/paste
Hole punches
Ink pads/stamps
Magnets
Mouse pads
Note pads
Blank paper (all kinds)
Project folders
Markers
Pencils
Pens
Rulers                                                             
Scissors
Staplers/staples
Staple removers
Stationery
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, straws)
 

Reusable materials:

Mobile phones/chargers
iPods
Gently worn or new shoes
Plastic grocery store bags
 
 
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 Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The facility is closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information or to arrange for special handling of unusual material, call (904) 387-8847.
 
 
BACKGROUND: 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.
 
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. 
 
To learn more about America Recycles Day, visit www.kab.org. For more information about Keep Jacksonville Beautiful, visit the city’s website at www.coj.net, keyword search “Keep Jacksonville Beautiful” or call (904) 630-CITY.