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Celebrate "America Recycles Day" Nov. 13 at McDowell Nature Center

(October 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.

It'll 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:

  • Rain barrel demonstrations
  • Composting demonstration, including a demonstration by Starbucks on how to compost used coffee grounds
  • Demonstration by Goodwill on how to donate items rather than throw them away
  • A hybrid Honda from Hendrick Honda
  • Demonstration on weaving products from used textiles
  • Information on orphan pets and their needs
  • And more......
People who want your stuff:
  • 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 Waste Department's America Recycles Day 2004 web site.

National America 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 www.americarecyclesday.org.