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Reston Town Center presents the fifth R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston! on Wednesday, September 15 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.

Bikes for the World will be collecting old bikes with a $10 donation that covers their repairs at R4 Collection Day on September 15

Reston Town Center is 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 Interfaith (winter coats); Secured Shred (document disposal); and Turtle Wings (computers and other electronics collection).

“We collected literally tons of electronics and paper in the four previous R4 Collection Days we’ve hosted twice a year since 2008,” according to Kathy Cope, General Manager of Reston Town Center. “All of the participants have been very appreciative of the opportunity, and we’re glad to offer this ‘green’ service. We’re providing our patrons, tenants, and the community with an option to safely dispose of items they need to discard, plus maintaining awareness of the types of items that can be recycled, and potentially put to good use, rather than put into the trash.”

The first four R4 Collection Days also collected hundreds of eyeglasses, bicycles and portable sewing machines for repair and re-use for shipment to underprivileged areas of the world, in addition to the tons of electronics plus paper shredded on site for recycling.

Reston Town Center plans to continue with holding this event twice a year, as demand requires. The next R4 Collection Day will be scheduled for April 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. The list is also available on

R4 collection items include:

  • Bicycles ($10 donation requested for repairing bikes for reuse)
  • Bicycle parts, accessories, and tools
  • Cell Phones
  • 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.

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Established in 1990, beautiful Reston Town Center is an acclaimed outdoor venue offering more than 50 retail shops, 30 restaurants and a 13-screen cinema, plus more to come.  At the Center’s hub, the Pavilion hosts special events, concerts, festivals throughout the year and ice-skating in winter. For more information on shopping, dining and events at Reston Town Center, visit Find it on Facebook, follow on Twitter, and read the blog Address: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190 Directions: From I-495, take I-66 west to the Dulles Toll Road (Exit 12, Route 267 West) to Reston Parkway (Exit 12). Turn right on Reston Parkway then left on New Dominion Parkway (4th light).

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