Nov 092017
 

RTKC Recognizes America Recycles Day 11/15

There are many actions each of us can take to reduce our environmental impact and support a clean community.  One of the easiest actions to take every day is to recycle.

That is why Rebuilding Together Kansas City (RTKC) invites the community to visit the RT Store on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, from 9am-5pm, at 1908 Plumbers Way, #300, Liberty, Missouri in recognition of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative.

Keep in mind that as a nation, we’re recycling and/or composting 34 percent of the 250 million tons of waste we generate, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Together we can certainly recycle more and recycle right.

There are many environmental and economic benefits of recycling, including saving energy, conserving natural resources, and reducing the need for landfill space. The RT Store is a home improvement thrift store dedicated to recycling, reusing, and re-purposing housing materials. We accept donations of new and used materials, and we encourage anyone to purchase from our store.  Our inventory includes modern and vintage building materials, tools, hardware, lighting, plumbing fixtures & appliances, as well as some architectural salvage and furniture. As an organization based on green principles, we enjoy fostering efforts to recycle, reuse, and repurpose housing materials. 

Through the simple act of recycling (and buying recycled items), we can continue to build momentum for recycled materials, “giving our garbage another life.” At the RT Store, all proceeds support RTKC community service programs, providing sustainable revenue, as-well-as much needed equipment, supplies, and materials for home repairs and safety modification projects to improve the homes and lives of homeowners in need.

However, it all starts with putting more of the right recyclable items in the right place – and committing to do so today and into the future. The RT Store also hosts a weekly scrap metal drive, accepting all types of household nonferrous metal (like aluminum, copper, brass and wire) and ferrous metal (metal that sticks to a magnet like iron, steel and autos), at our Liberty facility.

With this in mind, and as America Recycles Day approaches on Nov. 15, RTKC and the RT Store wants to thank you for your efforts to recycle – at home, at work or school, and on the go. Join us in our effort to make the KC Northland environmentally and economically healthier by recycling more and recycling right.  

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