Deer Valley, AZ – The city of Phoenix Public Works Department is partnering with Keep Phoenix Beautiful to host the I Recycle Phoenix Festival from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Paradise Valley Mall, located at 4568 E. Cactus Road (by Sears).
The I Recycle Phoenix Festival urges residents to get rid of unnecessary items taking up space in their homes, closets and drawers by bringing them to the free event to be recycled. Computers, electronics, car seats, clothes and toys are accepted, along with ink cartridges, batteries, plastic bags, golf balls and office supplies. There is a $5 recycle fee for CRT monitors and a $10 recycle fee for CRT televisions which can be paid by cash or card. Visit phoenixrecycles.org to see if your monitor or television is a CRT. There also is a maximum of five CFL light bulbs to be recycled.
Those who would like to watch their documents shredded on site are advised to come early. The on-site shredding unit will be there from 8 to 11 a.m. or until completely full. Those who wish to drop off documents to be shredded off site can come at any time during the event.
Household hazardous waste (HHW) such as paint, tires and chemicals will not be accepted at this event. Phoenix residents may visit phoenix.gov/publicworks for a list of HHW collection events around the city.
Event sponsors include St. Vincent De Paul, Westech Recyclers, Arizona Center for the Blind Document Shredding, Batteries Plus Bulbs, Goodwill, Verizon Wireless and Treasures for Teachers.
For more information on acceptable items, contact 602-262-4820 or visit phoenixrecycles.org.