Oct. 19, 2012
The city of Phoenix and Keep Phoenix Beautiful teamed up for the I Recycle Phoenix festival and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to provide bigger and better recycling options for Valley residents and visitors. This was the first time the city provided recycling at Race for the Cure, and the I Recycle Phoenix events are held four times per year at rotating locations.
The I Recycle Phoenix festival was held Saturday, Oct. 13, at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Recycling partners included Westech Recyclers and Batteries Plus. The event attracted nearly 900 vehicles, which drove through the event to drop off:
- 820 pounds of cardboard, glass, plastic and metal
- 22,637 pounds of electronics (more than 11 tons)
- 486 pounds of batteries
- 83 light bulbs
- 300+ cell phones, chargers and batteries
- 18,090 pounds of shredded paper
- 2,000 pounds of clothing, books and other miscellaneous items for Goodwill of Arizona and Treasures 4 Teachers.
The Race for the Cure took place Sunday, Oct. 14. Racers and a team of volunteers recycled plastic water bottles, cardboard and other recyclables totaling 2.69 tons.
Mark your calendar for the next I Recycle Phoenix festival, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Christown Spectrum Mall. For more information on what items are accepted, visit phoenixrecycles.org.
|Stephanie Ribodal Romero
Tiffany Hilburn (KPB)