Clean out clutter and improve your world during Allen Recycles Day. This free recycling event provides a safe, responsible way to get rid of unwanted items – from outgrown clothes to ancient computers to expired prescriptions.
Sponsored by the City of Allen and Keep Allen Beautiful, Allen Recycles Day helps protect the environment from dangerous contaminants, which can leach into soil or groundwater from improperly-disposed items. Prescription or non-prescription drugs, over the counter-medications and sharps will be collected anonymously by Allen Police. GEEP Electronics Recycling will accept TVs, computers, laptops, tablets, phones, printers and other electronics.
Allen Recycles Day also partners with community organizations to ensure reusable goods find a new home. Salvation Army will accept household items and furniture, along with washed and bagged clothing and accessories. Allen High Noon Lions Club will collect prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses, reading glasses, frames and accessories. Pet products and cleaning products will go to the SPCA of Texas, while gently-worn shoes (no flip-flops) will find a new home through Reuse-a-Shoe. Recycles McKinney will accept gently-used bikes, tricycles and bike accessories. Walkers, rollators, wheel chairs and similar items will be collected by Durable Medical Equipment Exchange.
One of the most popular services? Free, on-site shredding of personal documents courtesy of Secure On-Site Shredding. Residents may bring up to five file boxes per household, all clips and binders removed.
To participate, bring a copy of your driver’s license and a current water bill to Allen City Hall (305 Century Parkway) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. Volunteers will be on hand to help you unload. If you are unable to bring items due to a disability, contact 214.509.4551 by November 1 to request assistance. A full list of accepted items is available at CityofAllen.org/AllenRecyclesDay.