Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 24, 2013
Participants in the Rock ‘n Roll Marathon in Los Angeles now have one more environmentally friendly reason to take to the streets early Sunday morning October 27, 2013.
Race participants are encouraged to bring a bag of running gear and shoes to the ATRS booth at LA Convention Center Expo or the Start Line at LA Live, Figueroa Street in downtown Los Angeles for recycling. Brightly colored ROCK, RUN, RECYCLE carts will be stationed at the runners’ corals to collect dropped warm up gear. ATRS trucks will pick up unused event tees, medals, water and snacks at the Finish. Perishables will be delivered to Giving Children Hope immediately after the race and textiles will be recycled to support the Los Angeles County based non profit, supporting their “We’ve Got Your Back” school nutrition program.
Los Angeles and Orange County residents can recycle unwanted clothes, shoes, toys and household textiles all year round simply by calling the 24-Hour Hotline with your address or zip code at 1-866-900-9308.
“We’d like to challenge race participants, their friends and family to join the race to rock, run and recycle in downtown Los Angeles this weekend,” says Bill Corrao, Government Affairs Director for ATRS Southern California. “By dropping your running gear into the Start Line carts, you’re keeping textiles out of our city landfills, helping a local charity and doing something great for the planet. It’s a win win win!”
American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler and an official recycling partner of Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. Its socially responsible business model provides free textile recycling solutions for the public, job stimulation worldwide and much-needed funding for worthy local charities. Easy, convenient ATRS Recyclers are available throughout Southern California, Nashville, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Atlanta, Oklahoma and Colorado. Press inquires contact pr(at)atrsonline(dot)com.