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    Jessica Estrada is the 2016 ATRS EcoArmy Summer Intern in Houston, TX. Read about her experience visiting our nonprofit partners at Houston Area Community Services to learn how they use their funding to better one of the neighborhoods where we live, work and play: An idea tends to be inspired by something that we admire. In this case, it's the foundation ATRS was built on. Few know of ...

    Posted at July 25, 2016 | By : | Categories : Our Partners,Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Stay In The Loop with ATRS

    Do you love how easy & convenient it is to stay up-to-date on all things clean & green on social media? Well, big changes are coming in the way you see industry news, community event updates and even your favorite behind-the-scenes snapshots of ATRS life. Follow these quick shortcuts from your ATRS Social Media Guru to easily loophole around the new social network changes! Keep getting the latest from ATRS on Facebook: 1. Visit the

    Posted at July 18, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Living,Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Summer of Giving: Pay It Forward by Giving Back

    Here at ATRS Recycling, our employees and community recycling advocates aim to serve the neighborhoods where we live, work & play in a multitude of ways. We make donating your gently used, unwanted clothing, shoes and household textiles easy & convenient. Through your donations, we are able to create a circle of jobs locally, nationally and in emerging nations. Being able to give back to those in need is an important element for us, and ...

    Posted at July 11, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Living,Our Partners | 1 Comment
  • 7 Tips to Celebrate Red, White, Blue & Green This Independence Day

    Happy Independence Day! It's the perfect time of year to gather your friends and family and celebrate the gift of freedom. But there's no reason you can't be eco-friendly without sacrificing any fun! With these 7 tips, you can throw some green into your weekend festivities of red, white and blue: Lose the disposables. For parties with a large guest list, disposable plates, utensils and cups are ...

    Posted at July 2, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • Green Your Way to College

    Class of 2016! Congrats, you did it! Whether you're spending this summer on work experience, vacation or college preparation, the transition to higher education may be tricky. This is your opportunity to rebrand yourself and start anew. As you begin this next chapter of your life and pack your bags for the next four years, there are a few things you should leave behind. Follow these handy pro tips on how to green your way ...

    Posted at June 20, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • This Father’s Day, Celebrate Dad & the Planet

    Father's Day is nearing and it's a  great time to nail down a few more ways to celebrate the men in our lives while showing love for our environment. Here are some ideas to demonstrate how you care about your Dad  and the world he helped bring you into! Hit a local trail or park. What better way to fit in some father ...

    Posted at June 13, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • Memorial Day: Looking Out For Those Who Looked Out For Us

    Memorial Day weekend is approaching and it’s the perfect opportunity to salute those fearless men and women that looked out for us! We had the honor of meeting some of these brave individuals back in October 2015, when ATRS acquired an existing Clothing & Shoe collection facility in Indianapolis and began our charitable partnership with DAV Indiana. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) is a national nonprofit that helps more than 1 million ...

    Posted at May 23, 2016 | By : | Categories : Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • ATRS EcoArmy: Where Are They Now?

    Each summer motivated college students with a passion for all things green and philanthropic join our EcoArmy as Summer Marketing Interns. With a curriculum that ranges from demographic research to developing and implementing marketing campaigns, summer interns will gain both autonomous and collaborative hands-on experience in a real-world setting. As we enter the EcoArmy's third year, we checked up on our past interns to see what these high achievers have been up to since they've graduated ...

    Posted at April 5, 2016 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • GUEST POST: Act Today! Local Charities Rally to Veto AZ Bill 1504

    Do you support charitable giving and clothing donation programs in your community? Your help is desperately needed ASAP. So Act Today! Law makers in the State of Arizona passed Bill 1504 this week, threatening to shut down clothing donation bin in our communities. Local charities are banding together and rallying to veto Bill 1504, because it unfairly limits their rights and eliminates much needed funding for local programs and services. Here’s what they have to say:   “For ...

    Posted at March 22, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • GUEST POST: Act Today! Proposed AZ Bill May Eliminate Clothing Donations in Your Area

    Do you support charitable giving and clothing donation programs in your community? Your help is desperately needed ASAP, so Act Today! The Arizona legislature is about to pass a statewide bill that threatens to eliminate clothing & shoe donation bins in your area. The bill would prevent charities from partnering with donation bin operators like American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) and would significantly infringe on their rights to raise funds through clothing donation partnerships like these. This means ...

    Posted at March 16, 2016 | By : | Categories : Green Living,Our Partners | 2 Comments
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