Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) December 15, 2015
American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS), the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler and a leader in clothing donation programs and services, announced today the acquisition of a clothing & shoe collection facility in Indianapolis, IN. The Muncie-based donation bin operation was formerly owned and operated by Retail Management Specialists of Eastern Missouri, LLC which operates Red Racks ® and Team Thrift stores in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Utah.
The 21,000 sq. ft. Indianapolis facility has operated for two years and proudly supports the Indiana State Department of Disabled American Veterans through a clothing & shoe donation fundraising program. The newly acquired facility operated 144 bins throughout the Anderson, Marion, Muncie, and Indianapolis areas, all collecting gently used, unwanted clothing donations on behalf of DAV Indiana.
“The funding that is generated for DAV Indiana will help them better serve Indiana’s Disabled Veterans,” says Lee Crossland, Indiana Manager for ATRS. “One of the benefits of people recycling their gently used clothing and shoes with us is that it provides our Veterans access to transportation to local VA clinics and hospitals, allowing them to receive much-needed medical treatment.”
“We are excited about our next phase of growth and development into the Midwest and beyond,” says Debra Stevenson Peganyee, Chief Marketing Officer for ATRS. “Our mission is to serve more communities and neighborhoods across the nation with easy convenient textile recycling solutions for all. We look forward to helping DAV expand this clothing donation partnership into an ongoing stream of monthly revenue to increase local programs and services for veterans statewide.”
ATRS is on a fast growth track to be nationwide by 2025 and provides free textile recycling solutions in 10 states and 28 metropolitan areas across the country. Partnerships with municipalities, property management companies like Brixmor and Simon, schools, churches and local retailers create high traffic destination locations for families and local residents to drop off and properly dispose of gently used, out of season, unneeded clothing, shoes, toys and household textiles.
Since its inception in 2001, ATRS has sustained a successful track record of collecting, grading, sorting and redistributing textiles locally, nationally and internationally. The company has garnered a loyal client and partner base representing key post consumer industries such as the rapidly growing second-hand clothing market, wiper rags, residential and commercial insulation, upholstery stuffing, thread and more. This circular economy of reduce, reuse and redistribution provides significant value in the communities which it serves through job creation, waste diversion and philanthropic fundraising.