R4 Collection Day is Back at Reston Town Center!

Join us for Reston Town Center’s sixth R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston! on Wednesday, April 13 from 1 pm until 4 pm.  In an effort to provide awareness and options for disposal of items that can be diverted from landfill, specific items listed below will be accepted for collection at the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190.

We are partnering with a number of groups that will be on site to collect used items for recycling and re-use including Bikes for the World (bicycle, sewing machine and hand tool collection); Reston Lions Club (eyeglasses and hearing aids); Secured Shred (document disposal); and Turtle Wings (computers and other electronics collection).

Reston Town Center has hosted R4 Collection Day twice a year since 2008. The event has garnered the collection of several tons of material to be safely disposed of, and continues to give new life to old and unwanted items.  This ‘green’ service helps to maintain awareness of the types of items that can be recycled, and potentially put to good use, rather than put into the trash.

The first five R4 Collection Days collected hundreds of eyeglasses, bicycles and portable sewing machines for repair and re-use for shipment to underprivileged areas of the world. These items are in addition to the heaps of electronics plus paper shredded on site for recycling. The next R4 Collection Day will be scheduled for September 2011.

Only the items listed below will be accepted at the R4 Collection Day. NO hazardous waste items. Items will only be accepted from 1 pm until 4 pm, and must be delivered directly to the appropriate collection booth.

R4 collection items include

  • Bicycles ($10 donation requested for repairing bikes for reuse)
  • Bicycle parts, accessories, and tools
  • Computers and related equipment (hard drives can be removed on site)
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Documents for shredding
  • Electronics* (full list follows)
  • Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
  • Portable Sewing Machines

*Electronics, collected by Turtle Wings, include: Answering machines, cables, camcorders, CDs, CD players, cell phones, computers, cords, DVDs, DVD Players, electric typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, keyboards/mice, hard drives, ink/toner, laptops, laptop batteries, mainframe equipment, microwave ovens, modems, monitors, networking equipment, pagers, PDAs, printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, scanners, stereos/components, tapes, tape players, telephones, telecom equipment, televisions, two-way radios, UPS-power supplies, VCRs, word processors.