Celebrate "America Recycles Day" Nov. 13 at McDowell Nature Center
20, 2004) Come celebrate America Recycles Day Saturday, November 13
from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the McDowell Nature Center. The nature
center is in McDowell Nature Preserve at 15222 York Road.
be a reuse and recycle fun fair, with a yard sale extravaganza. Yard sale
vendors will be set up with merchandise available for sale. There
will be interactive exhibits, games, crafts, and prizes, plus music
by Pamlico Joe.
Things you'll see:
People who want your
- Rain barrel
demonstration, including a demonstration by Starbucks on how to
compost used coffee grounds
by Goodwill on how to donate items rather than throw them away
- A hybrid Honda
from Hendrick Honda
on weaving products from used textiles
- Information on
orphan pets and their needs
- And more......
Community Food Rescue will collect can goods
- Solid Waste will collect eyeglasses and hearing aids, and dead cell phones
- Eco Flow
will collect household batteries (camcorder, laptop, camera,
flashlight, phone, fire detector, etc.)
If you are
interested in selling your items at the Yard Sale Extravaganza event,
please call 704-588-5224. Cost is $10. per space. First come, first
serve, limited to 50 spaces.
Learn more about
Mecklenburg County's America Recycles Day Celebration at the Solid
America Recycles Day 2004 web site.
Recycles Day is Monday, November 15, 2004. Now entering its eighth
year, America Recycles Day is comprised of thousands of events
across the United States designed to promote the social,
environmental and economic benefits of recycling. America Recycles
Day reminds people that setting materials out for recycling is only
the first step — people must also buy products made from recycled
materials collected in their recycling programs. You can participate
by holding and event at your business, school or organization, or by
simply making a pledge. Visit the America Recycles day Web site at