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  • We Want YOU: Join the EcoArmy as a Summer Intern!

    Are you a college student looking to join a local Green Team? Or maybe you know someone wanting to gain marketing experience with a sustainable company? Either way, you’re in luck: ATRS is seeking motivated college students with a passion for recycling and other eco-friendly initiatives to join our EcoArmy as a Summer Intern. We offer positions at each of our 11 offices across the country. Spend the summer as an insider in Dallas, or surf ...

    Posted at April 12, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 0 Comment
  • OUR TEAM: SoCal Wins Big in 1st Quarter Green Challenge

    This new year is already off to a great start. With plans to open facilities in two new markets and expand our recycling programs throughout existing communities, it will surely be another record-breaker in 2015! To motivate our teams during this high-energy time, COO Gilbert Regalado developed a friendly competition for our community recycling advocates. The 1st Quarter Green Challenge was designed to highlight one employee whose dedication to a greener tomorrow in ...

    Posted at April 3, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • OUR TEAM: Houston Rodeo Brings All the Recyclers to the Yard

    At ATRS, our people are our greatest assets. If you’ve attended one of our events, you may have met our friendly Community Recycling Advocates. Or caught a glimpse of our fleet-footed Sponsored Runners at a marathon. Or even taken a silly selfie with our green Recycling Fairy. But the team members you don’t see are behind the scenes, sorting and grading textile donations in our Houston facility. These highly skilled employees help us reuse, ...

    Posted at March 27, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • Seven Things to Donate During College Move Out Month

    College Move Out Month can be a bittersweet time: you’re excited to start break (or if you’re graduating, to join the “real world”), but you’re leaving behind new friends and experiences in the process. Chances are you’re also moving back to your parents’ house or into a tiny new apartment, without the extra space to keep your cherished belongings. What’s an undergrad to do? Luckily, ATRS is here to save you from making tough choices about ...

    Posted at March 13, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 2 Comments
  • Help The Arc of Greater Houston with your Unwanted Clothing & Shoes

    Did you know? When you drop off unwanted clothing, shoe and toy into an ATRS Recycling bin, you’re doing more than keeping our neighborhoods clean & green. These textile donations also support a network of over 20 charities nationwide. These charitable organizations rely on funding to sustain local programs and services that do so much good in our communities. March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and our featured partner is

    Posted at March 6, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • ATRS CARES: Educating Students for a Greener Tomorrow

    Over the past few decades, recycling has become an integral part of our culture. Kids and adults alike all know that plastic, glass and paper should all be separated from “trash” to be recycled. Unfortunately, these green-minded habits aren’t as well ingrained when it comes to the clothes these rapidly growing youngsters wear and the toys they enjoy.

    Posted at February 20, 2015 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 0 Comment
  • ATRS Sponsors Orlando Fashion Designers In Trash 2 Trends Runway Show

    When you put your trash out for garbage day, where do you think it ends up? If you live in Orlando and guessed “the runway”, you could be correct. That’s right: the second annual Trash 2 Trends event is coming to Orange County at the end of this month! Trash 2 Trends: An Evening of Recycled Fashion is an annual fundraiser organized by

    Posted at February 6, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Events | 1 Comment
  • Communities Help Recycle Record-Breaking Pounds in 2014

    Yes, we’ve done it again! 2014 was another year of record-breaking pounds at ATRS for clothing & shoe recycling nationwide. Thanks to you - the communities, businesses and families that support our programs - we collected and diverted 35.5 million pounds of textiles from the landfills in our neighborhoods. This new record exceeds the total pounds recycled during our first five years of business, and beat out last year’s tally by a grand total of 2 ...

    Posted at January 30, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Team | 0 Comment
  • CMN Partnership: Texans Fund More Miracles Through Recycling

    It’s amazing how sometimes the smallest act helps preserve the planet while simultaneously doing good for children in our communities. ATRS and Children’s Miracle Network have partnered to help touch the lives of more needy kids seeking treatment and medical miracles. And with your help, the partnership is expanding throughout the State of Texas. Childrens Miracle Network is a nationwide organization co-founded by philanthropist ...

    Posted at January 26, 2015 | By : | Categories : Our Partners | 0 Comment
  • Five Sustainable Tips for a Clean, Green Winter

    Winter is a challenging time for many communities to think and act green. For residents in colder climates like our neighbors in Michigan, it can be difficult to maintain a sustainable lifestyle during this peak energy consumption season. After all, most of us are tempted to crank up the heat on cold nights and could not live without the modern conveniences of refrigerators and other energy consuming appliances. But there are still plenty of ...

    Posted at January 16, 2015 | By : | Categories : Green Living | 2 Comments
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