Central Atlanta Progress and Partnering Downtown Buildings Collect Over 2,000 Pounds of Recyclables

November 8,2013

Central Atlanta Progress and the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District recently joined efforts with the Downtown office community to host a recycling drive for gently used textile materials September 16th through 27th, 2013. By the end of the campaign, a total of 2,583 pounds of clothing and textiles was collected.

Four Downtown office buildings hosted bins in their buildings that were open for drop-off of unwanted and worn clothing, shoes, linens, towels and other household goods. The individual building results, in pounds, are as follows: Peachtree Center – 513, The Hurt Building – 611, One Ninety One Peachtree – 652 and 260|270 Peachtree – 807.

“We are pleased with the impressive results of the textile recycling drive,” said A.J. Robinson, President of Central Atlanta Progress. “CAP is very grateful for the participating Downtown office buildings and those that contributed to the drive.”
Each property received an award for their participation from Central Atlanta Progress and American Textile Recycling Services. Reusable items will be donated to City of Refuge, Atlanta and items that cannot be reused will be recycled. Additionally, American Textile Recycling Services made a donation to City of Refuge, Atlanta on behalf of the participating properties.

“We loved participating in the 'Downtown Clothing & Textile Recycling Drive' with CAP,” said Leslie Pigue, Marketing Director of 260|270 Peachtree. “We are so proud of our 260|270 Peachtree tenants and their willingness to donate to those less fortunate. We will continue to partner with CAP for this event and many more in the future to continue improving the environment not only in Atlanta, but everywhere."