ATRS Recycling Launches Summer Cleanup Campaign in SoCal: Rock ‘n Roll Marathon San Diego, USC and UCLA

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ATRS Recycling partners with Competitor Group's Rock n' Roll Marathon, University of Southern California, and University of California, Los Angeles to encourage students and residents to help the environment through textile recycling.

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“Environmental stewardship and charitable giving are issues Southern Californians care about most. Recycling does both ", says Debra Stevenson-Peganyee, ATRS Chief Marketing Officer.

American Textile Recycling Services (ATRS) is actively engaged in its Summertime Cleanup Campaign throughout Southern California. Focused on sharing its textile recycling mission with the community, partnering with national event organizers like Competitor Group to divert unwanted clothes and shoes from municipal landfills and inspire students at USC and UCLA to donate and recycle during College Move Out Week.

The Rock n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego attracted 26, 571 participants this month. As the exclusive textile recycling partner for the event, ATRS collected over 1,500 pounds of unwanted clothing and discarded running gear from the race course and 11 pallets of unused food items (bottled water, Gatorade, oranges, bananas and bagels), event t-shirts, and medals. Food and perishables were delivered directly to ATRS charitable partner Giving Children Hope to support its school lunch and backpack program for over 1,500 underprivileged children in Southern California.

ATRS also partnered with University of Southern California (USC) and University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) to support on campus College Move Out Weeks. ATRS placed approximately 30 easy, convenient recyclers on both campuses and collected well over 2,000 pounds daily of unwanted dorm room bedding, towels, clothing, shoes and shoes. Collections are recycled and resold locally to raise much-needed funding for Giving Children Hope.

“We are thrilled with the response from Southern California communities, families and campuses as we kick off our Summertime Cleanup Campaign,” says Debra Stevenson-Peganyee, Chief Marketing Officer for ATRS. “Environmental stewardship and charitable giving are issues Southern Californians care about most. Recycling does both.”

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nation’s fastest growing textile recycler. It provides free textile recycling solutions for the public, job stimulus worldwide and much-needed funding for local charities. ATRS Recyclers are available throughout SoCal including Anaheim, Chino Chills, Colton, Corona, Fullerton, Norco, Ontario, Paris, Redlands, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, West Covina, Temecula and others. To find an ATRS Recycler near you, please contact our 24-Hr Hotline at 866-900-9308 and visit Friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ATRSrecycling. For press inquires contact

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