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USAgain collects 2,000 pairs of shoes at Douglasville Warrior Dash Race

DOUGLASVILLE, GA – We had a blast at Warrior Dash in Douglasville, GA on April 13. We collected approximately 2,000 pairs of shoes at the race, one of our best collection figures yet. Great job, warriors!ATL tent Shoe pile man and pile

Warrior Dash 2013 races – USAgain will be collecting shoes at all races in the lower 48 states.

Winter coats donated to Atlanta-area Boys & Girls Club

As part of a wider initiative partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, USAgain’s local division donated 180 lbs of winter apparel – including coats, gloves and hats – to the Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club in Decatur, GA. The USAgain Atlanta team was there to drop off the clothes and meet members and staff of the Club.

USAgain donated all of its gently used outerwear collected in their bins to Boys and Girls Clubs during the week of December 10, 2012. Donations will remain in the communities where they are collected, meaning a jacket donated in the Atlanta area will be distributed to a child or family in need in Atlanta.

The campaign is running in 10 cities where USAgain warehouse divisions are located: Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Pennsylvania, St. Louis, San Francisco, and Seattle.

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Samuel L. Jones Boys & Girls Club
450 East Lake Drive
Decatur, Georgia 30030
(404) 378-8814

City Of Smyrna Recycling Education Center Offers Alternative for Used Clothing and Household Textiles

SMYRNA, GA (December 5, 2012) – The City of Smyrna Recycling Education Center, Georgia, has partnered with USAgain to host a drop-box at the center where members of the community can conveniently drop off used clothing, shoes, and household textiles for reuse and recycling.

The drop box is designed to provide an eco-friendly way to recycle used textiles in addition to providing a new revenue stream to the education center. USAgain compensates for the collections in the bin on a per-pound basis as part if this partnership. The bins will also provide an opportunity to educate Smyrna community members about textile recycling and reuse.

“USAgain is proud to partner with the City of Smyrna Recycling Education Center,” said Mattias Wallander CEO of USAgain. “Textile recycling is a huge issue; according to the EPA, Americans discard approximately 13.1 million tons of textiles annually. Only 15% of that is collected for reuse and recycling – leaving 11.2 million tons of textiles to be dumped in our nation’s landfills. We’re thrilled this partnership will help raise awareness about the need for increased textile recycling.”

“We have recognized the need for textile recycling for some time and are thrilled to expand our services to include this,” responded Ann Kirk, Director of Keep Smyrna Beautiful for the City of Smyrna.

The bin is located at City of Smyrna Recycling Education Center at 645 Smyrna Hill Drive, Smyrna, GA, 30080. The residents can drop off used clothing, shoes, and household textiles like towels, sheets, drapes and bedding. The bin will be regularly serviced and maintained by USAgain.

For more information, or to find a local drop box, please visit:http://www.usagain.com/america-recycles-day

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About USAgain
USAgain, a leader in the textile recycling industry, with corporate headquarters in Chicago, is a for-profit company that collects reusable clothing and shoes recycles and resells reusable clothing and other textiles. In 2011 alone, the company collected 60 million pounds of discarded clothing. Recognized by the Better Business Bureau as an ethical business, USAgain operates over 10,000 collection bins in seventeen states. The company’s mission is to provide consumers with a convenient and eco-friendly option to rid themselves of excess clothing, which are then diverted from landfills. For more information, visit www.usagain.com

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Kathy Chapman, Smyrna Recycling Education Center
770-431-2869, kchapman@smyrnaga.gov

Rasham Grewal / USAgain
708-908-0476; r.grewal@usagain.com