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Donate unwanted items at the Reuse Roundup!
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

CONCORD – It’s time to clean out your closets, garages, and storage units! On Saturday, November 12, the City of Concord and Cabarrus County will host the first ever Reuse Roundup from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Concord Fire Station 3, located at 100 Warren Coleman Boulevard N in Concord. 

 
“The goal of the Reuse Roundup is to divert reusable items from the waste stream and provide an easy way for citizens give back to the community all while helping the environment,” said Mandy Smith-Thompson, Concord’s environmental educator. “Citizens will definitely want to take part in this opportunity.”
 
The following organizations will be on hand to collect the following items: 
  • Salvation Army: clothing and household items in good shape
  • Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County: appliances 15 years old or newer, in good working condition, such as: refrigerators, stoves, washers, and dryers, as well as small appliances like microwaves, etc.  Those who cannot bring larger items to the drop off point may call the ReStore Donation Hotline to schedule a pickup at their home: 704-786-4000.
  • Concord Lion's Club: eyeglasses
  • Cabarrus County c/o ReBounces: tennis balls
  • Valley Proteins: cooking oil/grease (no motor oil, please)
  • Interstate Batteries: all types of batteries
  • Eva Drive Baptist Churchbicycles and lawnmowers
  • Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County: paper towels, bleach, canned puppy food, canned dog food, H/E laundry detergent, newspaper, stainless steel feeding bowls, and trash bags (all sizes)
  • CVAN: microwaves, toaster ovens, toasters, coffee makers, blenders, mixers, panini/sandwich grills, and electric skillets
  • Trashed Studio:  buttons, expired gift cards, leather belts, broken jewelry, yarn, string, ribbon, wine corks, game pieces, keyboards, bottle caps, soda pop tabs, fabric, neck ties, frames, maps, books, soup cans and lids, paper towel/ TP rolls, t-shirts, and sweaters
When you arrive, please enter the drop off lane first, park in the designated area to visit the information tables and buy baked goods, and then enter the shredding lane last (see map below).
 
The Reuse Roundup will also feature secure document shredding and recycling provided by Sonoco Recycling and Automated Shredding. Be sure to grab a cup of coffee and a snack while you’re there; proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Concord and Greater Cabarrus County.
 
Contact Mandy Smith-Thompson at 704-920-5379 or Pete Pasterz at 704-920-EARTH for more information.

Please note: any items that are not listed above cannot be accepted at the event and will be turned away.

Click the image below to view enlarged map:


Peter L. Franzese
Public Affairs and Projects Manager
Phone: 704-920-5210
Email:


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