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Student Green Team Hosting Clothing Recycling Fundraiser, Apr. 22-May 6

The Richland College Student Green Team, in partnership with the World Wear Project Green Fundraiser Program, is inviting all employees, students and the local community to donate unused clothing, shoes and other textiles. The Student Green Team will earn 12 cents per pound to help fund educational resources, project materials and supplies, field trips, team T-shirt expenses and recognition awards.

The World Wear Project clothing bin will be temporarily located in parking lot E, near the Walnut Street entrance of Richland College. Donation boxes will also be located for item drop-offs in the El Paso Hallway.

By donating your gently used shoes, clothing, purses, belts, wallets, hats, caps, backpacks, stuffed animals, toys, pots and pans, you will help divert thousands of pounds of waste from local landfills. Many of the donated items will ship globally to help businesses and disaster victims.

For questions, please contact Sonia Ford at ext. 6109 or sford@dcccd.edu.


Richland College Hosting ‘Fall Recycling Round-Up’ Event

green recycling stampSpring cleaning may be a few months away, but Richland College and the City of Dallas Sanitation Services are encouraging community members to start that cleaning a little early and participate in the “Fall Recycling Round-up” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15.

Residents can drop off recyclable items, big or small, including but not limited to electronic items, small appliances, used cooking oil, toys, light bulbs, batteries, textiles, medical equipment and tires. People may also drop off up to five legal boxes of documents for destruction, though boxes must be no larger than 15 inches by 20 inches, and binders will not be accepted. Other items not accepted include household hazardous chemicals or paint, building supplies, pharmaceuticals, furniture or mattresses.

“Richland College is looking forward once again to partnering with the City of Dallas Sanitation Services,” said Lisa Eades, Richland College assistant director of facilities support services. “This is an all-day, fun event that allows the community to safely and conveniently recycle items they no longer need.”

The “Fall Recycling Round-up” will take place on the Richland College campus, 12800 Abrams Road, in parking lot E located on the west side of campus off Abrams Road and Walnut Street. The event will occur rain or shine, and the first 50 cars in line to drop off recyclables will receive a pair of tickets to the Studio Movie Grill.

For more information on the event, contact the City of Dallas Waste Diversion Hotline at 214-670-4475.