ATRS Recycling Set to Clean the Streets at Rock 'N' Roll San Antonio Marathon

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For the third year, ATRS Recycling will clear warm up wear from the San Antonio course and collect running gear for recycling at the Health & Fitness Expo, December 5-7th.

Rock N Roll attendee donates running gear for recycling at ATRS Expo Booth.

"ATRS is proud of the work we do to keep cities clean and green, says David M. Peganyee Sr, CEO and Founding President. "We are honored to continue our partnership with the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon Series."

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is set to clean the streets of Alamo City on December 5-6th as approximately 46,000 attendees cheer on runners competing for the gold at Rock 'N' Roll Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K and Relay races.

For the third year, ATRS volunteers will be decked out in their signature green fairy and elf mascot gear at the 3-day event to clear discarded warm up wear from the corrals and Start Line. Convenient carts will be located on either side of the course marked ROCK, RUN, RECYCLE. ATRS green team volunteers will also collect unused marathon swag, medals, non-perishables and snacks from the Finish Line. This will have a substantial impact in clearing unwanted textiles and other recyclable materials from the course and diverting them from San Antonio landfill. In this year alone ATRS Recycling has been able to recycle, reuse and repurpose over 30,000 lbs. of these materials from area landfills.

Runners, participants and spectators are urged to clean out their closets and drop off a bag of gently used, unwanted running gear, sneakers or other apparel at the ATRS Booth at the Health & Fitness Expo. Every item will be reused, redistributed or recycled to benefit area charity Center on Independent Living (COIL).

"ATRS is proud of our partnership with the Rock N Roll Marathon Series and the work we do together to keep our cities clean and green," said David M. Peganyee, Sr. CEO and Founding President. "Runners can be confident that dropped cloth along the course and any donated materials at the Health & Fitness Expo will not only be kept out of the trash but will also raise funds for worthy local charities."

ATRS is the exclusive textile recycling partner of the Competitor Group and supports Rock 'n' Roll Marathons, Womens Marathons and Muddy Buddy events in 13 cities nationwide. Every pound collected from running events is weighed and generates funding for local nonprofits in these communities. Since 2012 ATRS and the Rock N Roll Marathon Series have been maintaining a green race space in San Antonio look forward to maintaining that tradition this year.

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

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