Keep Scottsdale Beautiful to host a recycling event

The Keep Scottsdale Beautiful board. (Submitted Photo)

Keep Scottsdale Beautiful will continue the tradition of offering one-stop recycling events for the general public.

In honor of America Recycles Day, I Recycle Scottsdale invites the public to join the movement by recycling and keeping recyclables out of area landfills reducing waste collection, according to a press release.

I Recycle Scottsdale is a one-stop recycling event aimed at ridding homes and businesses of unwanted, harder-to-recycle items, including electronics, medical devices, shoes and prescription drugs.

The event will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Pima Center business park, 9200 E. Pima Center Parkway.

“Residents can properly dispose of outdated cell phones and most electronics, prescription drugs and many others items that are generally harder to recycle. The event is unique in that it has a drive-through feature making disposing of items convenient,” Ruth Valencia a KSB board member and the event coordinator, said in a prepared statement.

“Participating in this event and recycling responsibly are easy ways for individuals to do their part to help keep our community beautiful.”

Shoes, clothing and other textiles collected will be reused or recycled depending on their condition. Eyeglasses, canes, crutches and walkers collected will be distributed to community members who need them, a release states.

The city of Scottsdale will have a garbage truck on site for kids to explore. The event is underwritten by a grant from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. You do not need to be a Scottsdale resident to participate.

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