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  • The Big rebuild: How donations move from disaster to recovery

    As Hurricane Harvey victims bravely return to their Houston area homes and begin the long rebuild, American Textile Recycling Service, a Houston based firm, kicks off its long-term disaster relief support plan. Recognized as the nation’s fastest growing donation bin operator, ATRS is helping temporary donation centers restock and redistribute supplies to year-round facilities serving evacuees. “When disaster strikes, well meaning residents feel compelled to help and immediately ...

    Posted at September 20, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners,Uncategorized | 0 Comment
  • How Your Donations Support Our Champions

    By J.D. Brown – Guest blogger. ATRS Community Relations Advocate Colorado.   People often ask me: “Who do my donations help?”  My response, “Champions!”  Because in Colorado your generous donations of gently used clothes, shoes, toys and household textiles provide direct, monthly financial support to the Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation and the Colorado Sled Hockey teams. The Colorado Adaptive Sports Foundation is a local non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities participate in ...

    Posted at August 24, 2017 | By : | Categories : Blog,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • Maurices Shop N Recycle event starts now!

    The Maurices "Shop N Recycle" event just gets bigger and better! Now, there are even more locations to drop off a bag of last season’s gently used clothes & shoes. Donate and receive a 20% off coupon on new Fall fashions at Maurices. Pick up your coupon now through August 31st. Every pound collected benefits our furry friends at Michigan Humane Society. #ShopNRecycle: GREEN OAK VILLAGE PLACE 9680 Village Place ...

    Posted at August 16, 2017 | By : | Categories : Our Events,Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • Did you take the Pledge2Recycle for America Recycles Day?

    America Recycles Day is a key day of celebration around here. Our entire company participates in fun, community events happening in our 13 markets nationwide. It’s an opportunity for our employees, their friends and family to dress up in funny green mascot gear and get out into our neighborhoods. This is the day we remind folks to take the #Pledge2Recycle and share how important it is to donate and reuse gently used clothes, shoes, toys ...

    Posted at November 15, 2016 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 0 Comment
  • GUEST POST: Clothing Donation Bins: A Valued Convenience in Our Communities

    Kristin Greene is the Vice President of Federal & Local Affairs at The Molera Alvarez Group in Phoenix, AZ. She is also a government affairs consultant for ATRS. Here's her perspective on clothing donation bins and the good they do in our communities: City of Lithonia Mayor Deborah A. Jackson donating in an ...

    Posted at October 6, 2015 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 1 Comment
  • The Friendly People: ATRS Is On A Mission to Share Fun!

    You may not immediately think that being fun and friendly is a core part of running a recycling business. But here at ATRS, we value people as our greatest asset. And let's face it, people like to have fun! So while we're out in the community making Clothing & Shoe Recycling "easy & convenient",  we also focus on creating a "fun & friendly" environment back in the workplace. Each of our eleven offices across the country aspires ...

    Posted at September 29, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • The Race to Recycle is On this Fall

    The Race to Recycle is on this month and we couldn't be more excited to sprint our way through the fall season! There are so many opportunities to stay fit while keeping our communities clean and green. So get ready to rock, run, walk and recycle your way to the finish line at these family friendly events: 1. Support a Local Charity in Your City

    Posted at September 10, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 0 Comment
  • Know Where to Throw: Keeping Our Neighborhoods Clean & Green

    How much do you know about Clothing & Shoe Recyclers? Even if you drive by these 5x5 receptacles on a daily basis, you may not know they collect our unwanted goods. They also reduce our landfill waste, limit carbon emissions (the equivalent of removing 1 million cars from American highways each year) and provide much needed funding to local nonprofit organizations. But what happens when community members don't Know Where to Throw?

    Posted at August 31, 2015 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • School Bus Bins: A New Partnership in SoCal

    Are you familiar with School Bus Bins? You know, those iconic yellow recyclers that resemble a bus and collect clothing donations throughout the SoCal neighborhoods where we live, work and play! Most popular with young students and their parents, these cheerfully designed receptacles help raise funds each and every day for teachers and school projects throughout SoCal. To date there are a total ...

    Posted at August 24, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Partners | 4 Comments
  • GUEST POST: Suzann Thompson Retells Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Flax”

    Embroidery of a flax plant, created by Suzann Thompson using yarn made from recycled fabric! "I am the cutest!" said the flax. "Look at my pretty flowers! They are as blue as the sky itself. Also, the farmer said that I will make a fine piece of linen someday…whatever that means." The sun shone on the flax and its many friends and family who lived in the ...

    Posted at August 17, 2015 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 1 Comment
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