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Retail Merchants (RMA), in partnership with Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB), is pleased to announce the return of Recycle Day: a drive-thru recycling event to be held at RMA on Friday, Nov. 15, from 10am until 2pm. This annual event is part of America Recycles Day to raise awareness to the importance of recycling.
The multi-organization event makes recycling easier than ever, allowing both individuals and businesses to dispose of a variety of materials in one fell swoop – without even getting out of the car.
Organizations from across the city including Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia, ProShred, TFC Recycling and KVB will be accepting items including but not limited to: glass, cardboard, aluminum cans, newspapers, household paper, magazines, phone books, plastic bottles, clothing, shoes, furniture, domestics (sheets, towels), collectibles, jewelry, antiques, books, household (dishes, housewares), working flat-panel televisions, DVDs, CDs, records, tapes, small electronics (radios, clocks, lamps), accessories (handbags, belts, scarves), computers, laptops, printers, monitors, hard drives, motherboards, RAM chips, cases, cables, copiers, plotters, telephone systems, and all forms of plastic bags from shopping bags, to dry cleaning overwrap, and more.
Additionally, each individual may bring up to three (3) boxes or bags of paper to be shredded.
Puritan Cleaners will also be accepting gently used coats of all sizes for their annual Coats for Kids Campaign. The coats will be cleaned and repaired before being delivered to the Salvation Army for distribution to those in need.
While the event is free, participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable foods to donate to FeedMore.
The first 150 cars will receive a gift card for a specialty item at Chick-fil-A at the Shops at Willow Lawn.
RMA is located at 5101 Monument Avenue at the intersection of Willow Lawn Drive. For a full list of accepted items and specific donation guidelines, participants can visit retailmerchants.com.