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  • ATRS Third Annual Sponsorship of Katy YMCA Turkey Dash

    For the third consecutive year as official sponsors, the ATRS green team and volunteers were out in force early on Thanksgiving morning at the Katy YMCA Turkey Dash As always the Kids Recycling Race was a huge hit.  Kids raced to complete the recycling course in record time and won prizes from our toy grab bag (all recycled of course!).  A record breaking 10 official runners represented ...

    Posted at December 6, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living,Our Events,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Market Team Manager Robby Milner Talks About His Wild Ride

    Guest blog entry by Robby Milner Early Beginnings Before joining ATRS I knew very little about the recycling industry. I did the normal separating and donating at home. However I had no idea of the magnitude and complexity of the textile recycling industry and how clothing, shoe and household textiles are collected, graded, sorted and redistributed behind the scenes. It has been a fascinating journey so far. We moved to Arizona from South Africa ten years ago where ...

    Posted at November 27, 2013 | By : | Categories : Blog,Green Living,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Joins Competitor Group Women’s Running Series Half Marathon and 5K Benefiting the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation

    The Competitor Group Womens Half Marathon Expo took place in Scottsdale AZ on Friday and Saturday. It was well supported and a lot of fun. Many people stopped by the ATRS Recycling booth to learn more about the Clothing and Shoe Recycling partnership. The positioning of the booth was excellent, right at the entrance to the exhibition so all the runners, participants, friends and family passed by after registering and picking up their ...

    Posted at November 15, 2013 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 0 Comment
  • State Of Texas Alliance For Recycling Visits ATRS

    A brightly colored van pulled up in front of the American Textile Recycling Service Headquarters in Houston and out poured 40 eager attendees from the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) Summit 2013. The group was part of the STAR Annual Convention, which was held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Houston from October 13-16, 2013. ATRS was pleased to exhibit at the conference, participate as guest speaker, and host the official ...

    Posted at October 18, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Gets Ready to Rock, Run and Recycle In Music City

    Get ready to rock, run and recycle this weekend in Nashville.  The Rock ‘n Roll Women’s Half Marathon event in Nashville starts and finishes at Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville. The cross streets are 5th Ave & Demonbruen Street.  American Textile Recycling Service will be on hand to ensure all dropped running gear along with unused ...

    Posted at September 27, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living,Our Events | 0 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Community Advocate Julie Henry Tells her Story

    It’s not often you have the opportunity to work professionally at something you feel passionately about and are already committed to in your personal lifestyle. Becoming a Community Relations Advocate for American Textile Recycling Service was that opportunity for me. It was an easy choice. Just The Thing From an early age I can remember traipsing to garage and estate sales with my mom. She would buy the oddest things and bring them home, very proud of ...

    Posted at September 19, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 1 Comment
  • EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Our Very First Employee Talks About Her Growth with ATRS

    An Honorable Position If you ask Reyna Arias what she loves most about her job and she will quickly tell you that it's the opportunity to work with two of the most genuine and honorable men she has ever encountered--CEO and President of ATRS David M. Peganyee Sr. and Executive Director of Production, Sales, and Logistics Albert Larriu. As the very ...

    Posted at September 5, 2013 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Textile Recycling Is On The Rise

    Textile recycling is big news.  In fact, it seems to be this summer’s hot topic!  There’s a definite spike in news about recycling programs from large companies like Nike, North Face, fashion designer Eileen Fisher and most recently trendy retailer H&M.  We’ve noticed an increase in social media chatter about where to find neighborhood recyclers. And we’re doing our part by joining the conversation with cities and states as they set ...

    Posted at June 14, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • Host an Eco Friendly Picnic

    Oh the joys of summer! The kiddos are out of school and we’re looking for activities to keep them entertained and educated. There are a number of ways to do this, such as volunteering at your local charity, involving them in summertime closet clean out or creating household recycling projects together. One of my favorite ways to enjoy summertime fun is taking my family on a picnic. Here are some great eco-friendly products ...

    Posted at June 7, 2013 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • ATRS is Gearing up for Earth Day Across the U.S.

    Earth Day is right around the corner! We've got a ton of events lined up in our neighborhoods and we're super excited about it. Check out the events listed below to see where you can join in the fun and environmental awareness. What is Earth Day? The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970, where 20 million Americans are credited with launching the ...

    Posted at April 10, 2013 | By : | Categories : Our Environment | 0 Comment
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