Town of Addison Hosts Earth Day Event April 17

Spring cleaning is good for the soul – and, obviously, your closet – but it can also be good for the community too! Bring your gently used clothes, books, electronics, games, and other items to the Earth Day event hosted by the Town of Addison this Saturday, April 17, from noon-3 p.m. This event offers shredding, recycling and donations to Metrocrest Services Food Bank. It is a contactless recycling event that will take place at the Addison Service Center, located at 16801 Westgrove Drive in Addison.

The first 100 people to attend will receive a free T-shirt! Attendees can also request a free tree sapling to plant in honor of Earth Day, while supplies last.

The following items will be collected at the Earth Day event:

  • Computers: Desktops, laptops, servers, LCD monitors, keyboards, mics, speakers, and all other computer components.
  • Portable Electronics: Cell phones, GPS devices, calculators, portable CD and DVD players, PDAs, and MP3 Players.
  • Cameras: Camcorders and all non-disposable film and digital cameras.
  • Office Equipment: Fax machines, typewriters, inkjet cartridges, printers, scanners, routers, shredders, and copiers.
  • Entertainment Electronics: Car and home audio equipment, satellite and cable boxes, VCRs, DVD players and recorders, headphones, and multimedia projectors.
  • Multimedia: DVD and VHS movies, audiobooks, and music CDs. All multimedia items must include original covers.
  • Clothing & Accessories: Pants, coats, shirts, purses, belts, shoes, hats, etc.
  • Toys & Games: Action figures, blocks, dolls, stuffed animals, etc.
  • Video Games: Video games, systems, and accessories.
  • Sporting Goods: Golf clubs and bags, athletic helmets and pads, baseball bats and gloves, basketball shoes, cleats, hockey sticks, ice skates, and roller blades.
  • Musical Instruments: Guitars, percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass, and electric keyboards.
  • Home and Garden: Air purifiers, baby monitors, vacuum cleaners, power tools, electric razors, sewing machines, and medical equipment.
  • Non-Fiction Books: Cookbooks, craft books, textbooks, etc.
  • Collectibles: Comics, Figurines, Trading Cards, etc.
  • Pottery, Cookware & Glass Dinnerware: China, Porcelain, Art Pottery, Stoneware, etc.

Items may be in any condition – damaged, non-working, or fully operational. Your donations help ensure proper recycling of e-waste and save valuable landfill space. A tax deduction slip will be provided for all donations. For any questions, contact Shawn Cheairs at 972-450-2818 or scheairs@addisontx.gov.

The event will also collect non-perishable and canned food items for donation to Metrocrest Services Food Bank.

Simply arrive at collection location, follow the signage directing traffic lanes, remain in your car as a team member advises you next of the next steps.

Thanks for doing your part in supporting the community and the Earth!

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