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Volunteers needed to recycle at 1065 Music Festival

Volunteers needed to recycle at 1065 Music Festival

Volunteers are needed to help recycle at the 1065 Music Festival set for Friday, October 5 – Saturday, October 6 in downtown Mobile. Volunteers will set up and pick up recycling containers at the start and end of the festival, empty the containers, and carry bags of recyclables to onsite trailers.

“This will be the third year for the Eco-Team to recycle for the 1065 Music Festival,” said Valerie Longa, Eco-Team Coordinator for a Cleaner, Greener LoDa. “We are working with the City of Mobile Public Works Department, 1065 organizers, and Thompson Engineering to ensure this event creates both an enjoyable and clean experience for all who attend.”

The 1065 Music Festival is a free event that welcomes the public to enjoy the outdoors and listen to nationally known artists. Blue clear-stream recycling containers will be placed throughout the festival grounds next to trash cans, and everyone attending the festival can help keep the event clean by disposing of recyclable materials in the proper containers. Aluminum cans, plastics, and glass are all able to be placed in the recycling containers. Plus, the City of Mobile Public Works Department will be stopping by the bars each night to pick up their recyclable materials.

Thompson Engineering is sponsoring the recycling effort for the second year in a row through a grant from the Thompson Foundation. The Mobile County Recycling Center will provide its recycling trailer to store and transport materials. All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate; volunteers will receive an Eco-Team t-shirt. Interested volunteers can sign up at the Alabama Coastal Foundation’s website at: www.joinACF.org

This effort is an initiative of the Cleaner, Greener LoDa Committee led by the Alabama Coastal Foundation and key partners include: Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel, City of Mobile (Special Events, Environmental Services, Parks & Recreation, Public Works), Downtown Mobile Alliance, Keep Mobile Beautiful, Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Mobile Carnival Association, Mobile County Recycling Center operated by Goodwill Easter Seals, and the Mobile County Health Department. For further information about 1065's Eco-Team and volunteering, please contact vlonga@joinACF.org or call 251-990-6002.

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