May is College Move Out Month: Oklahoma Students at UCO and UCOK Join ATRS Recycling Campaign

Students pledge to "Recycle, Don’t Throw Away!" during College Move Out month. ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling campaign set to reduce on campus waste, divert thousands of pounds of end-of-semester dorm room textiles and raise funds for local chapter of MADD.

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College Move Out Month impacts a whole new generation of sustainability advocates in our communities.

This is a tremendous opportunity to share our message with students this month and create a whole new generation of sustainability advocates in our communities. - Debra Stevenson Peganyee, Chief Marketing Officer for ATRS.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) May 07, 2014

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) brings its message of sustainability to campuses this May with College Move Out Month. Two Oklahoma City universities have joined the pledge to "Recycle, Don't Throw Away!" by separating dorm room textiles from trash as they clear out of campus housing and head home for summer vacations. All unwanted clothing, shoes, bedding and towels will be dropped into easy, convenient ATRS Recyclers located on campus.

Oklahoma City University (OCU) Move Out Program runs from now until May 19th. This is the 2nd year OCU is participating. ATRS Recyclers are located at 6 convenient on campus locations including Cokesbury Court Apartments, Walker Hall, University Manor Apartments, Draper Hall near Harris and Draper Drive.

The University of Central Oklahoma program runs from now until May 12th. UCO hosts 2 permanent ATRS Recyclers on campus year-round and a total of 5 recyclers specifically during Move Out Month. The company's orange recycling bins with the distinctive globe logo are located in front of University Suites, University Commons, West Hall, Murdaugh Hall and Central Plaza.

According to the Sustainability Department at the University of Indiana, the average student generates 640 pounds of waste per year. The College Move Out Month Program is projected to divert tens of thousands of pounds of textiles from campus waste streams nationwide, positively impact municipal waste mandates in cities and educate students on the benefits of textile recycling.

"This is a tremendous opportunity to share our message with students this month and create a whole new generation of sustainability advocates in our communities," adds Debra Stevenson Peganyee, Chief Marketing Officer for ATRS.

Every bag of recycling dropped off at OCU and UCO this month will be weighed and directly benefit the local Oklahoma Chapter of Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD). To find a year-round ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling location near you, please call the 24-Hr Hotline 866-900-9308.

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler. 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 Oklahoma, Colorado, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson AZ, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Galveston and Beaumont TX, Nashville, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Atlanta and Southern California. For press inquires contact pr(at)atrsonline(dot)com.


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  • Debra Stevenson
    American Textile Recycling Service
    281.753.3369
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