October 25, 2014

America Recycles Day

(LaGrange GA) — In recognition of America Recycles Day, Keep Troup Beautiful and Pratt Industries in conjunction with The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in LaGrange and Charter Bank would like to invite all businesses and households in the surrounding counties to get involved on Thursday November 8th in America Recycles Day.

“Did you know that paper and cardboard products make up the largest part-approximately 75% percent- of our trash?”  said Dawn Smith of Pratt Recycling. As a result this day of recycling will feature secure onsite document and paper shredding through  “A Cut Above Shredding.”  Dawn continued to say that larger recycle quantities could be arranged by “pulping” at the Pratt 100% Recycled Paper Mill in Conyers Georgia. In addition, certificates of destruction can also be issued for van and semi truckloads. If you are interested in recycling larger quantities please call Dawn Smith at  (404) -218-3650.

A Cut Above Shredding from Conyers GA will be providing their mobile shredding truck and according to Ken Carter “ is capable of   shredding up to 1,000 pounds of paper an hour.” In order to ensure compliance with governmental regulations Ken continued to say that after destruction, your destroyed material will be taken to a secured recycling facility.

This provides a great opportunity to clean out your garages, homes and businesses and recycle scrap metal, appliances, aluminum beverage cans, artwork, furniture, gym equipment, building supplies and other household items.

Drive through drop off is between 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the ReStore at 333 Main Street LaGrange. Home Source Realty will be providing BBQ over the lunch hour.

Since 1997, communities across the country have come together in November to celebrate America Recycles Day. It is one day to educate and motivate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year

As a special token of appreciation the LaGrange ReStore will provide all those who participate in the recycling drive a coupon for 10% off purchases.

Pratt Industries is the 5th largest box manufacturer in the USA and the world’s largest, privately held 100% recycled paper and packaging company.  Pratt operates an extensive Recycling Division to supply the most modern containerboard system in North America with 100% recycled paper.

Keep Troup Beautiful was organized in the early 1990’s by a group of LaGrange/Troup County citizens interested in recycling and beautification and encourages behavioral changes and individual responsibility through educational activities, which result in a cleaner Troup County. Do Something Beautiful!

Through volunteer labor, efficient management, proceeds from the ReStore and donations of money and materials, Habitat homes are built and sold to partner families at no profit. They are financed with affordable, no interest mortgages, geared to the families’ financial circumstances.

Habitat for Humanity is not a give-away program. In addition to the mortgage payments, each homeowner contributes 500 hours of unpaid labor into the building of their home and other homes. This is called “Sweat Equity”. Sweat equity increase pride of ownership and reduces Habitat’s costs.

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