Keep Kingsport Beautiful Holds Recycling Event Saturday, November 15

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KINGSPORT – On Saturday, November 15th from 9am – noon at the Dobyns-Bennett High School parking lot on Ft. Henry Drive, Keep Kingsport Beautiful will host I Recycle Kingsport joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

Joined by numerous community partners, Keep Kingsport Beautiful will hold the second annual I Recycle Kingsport event.  City residents will have the opportunity to properly dispose of typically hard to recycle items. Items being accepted: Computers and electronics, cell phones, used ink and toner cartridges, plastic grocery/shopping bags, used clothing and household items. In exchange for your donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program, Advanced Disposal will be offering free disposal of televisions, used furniture, mattresses and box springs. Recycling services at I Recycle Kingsport will be provided by Advanced Disposal, Cartridge World, City of Kingsport Public Works, Goodwill and Salvation Army. ONLY ITEMS LISTED WILL BE ACCEPTED. Volunteer support will be provided by employees of Eastman.

We are very proud supporters of I Recycle Kingsport and America Recycles Day. Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to save energy and conserve natural resources. Currently our national recycling rate is 34.7 percent annually and collectively, through events like these, we aim to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year, said Robin Cleary, Director at Keep Kingsport Beautiful.

For more information about Keep Kingsport Beautiful, visit www.keepkingsportbeautiful.com or call 423-392-8814

America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.

Keep Kingsport Beautiful is a partnership of the City of Kingsport and the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce. An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful and Keep Tennessee Beautiful, the program has won more than 60 national, state and environmental awards