Non-profit organization Planet Aid, announced today that it will hold a special event celebrating the launch of its new curbside pick-up service on November 15, 2015 at its Newport Donation Center in Rhode Island. Planet Aid invites the public and local media to join the celebration as part of “America Recycles Day.”

Dedicated to protecting the environment and helping the world’s poorest people, Planet Aid works constantly to make recycling unwanted clothes easier than ever before. With its new curbside pick-up service, Newport residents living within a 10-mile radius of the Planet Aid Donation Center will be able to schedule their pick-up simply by emailing the organization at curbside(at)planetaid(dot)org.

In celebration of the new service, Planet Aid will host a recycling rally on “America Recycles Day” at its Newport Donation Center. Located at 533 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840, the Donation Center has itself been carefully “recycled” by Planet Aid. A former Sunoco gas station, the site has been given a new and noble purpose to collect and recycle used textiles while protecting the environment and helping those who need it the most.

“We are very excited to launch our new curbside pick-up service in Newport,” said Planet Aid Operations Manager, Keith Gregory, “Our Newport Donation Center has only been open for a few months, but we’ve already been able to collect nearly a half million pounds of donated material! I want to thank Newport residents for their remarkable commitment to recycling and invite everyone to join Planet Aid on November 15 for our recycling rally event.”

The event will take place from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. and is being supported by A-1 Pizza and Corner Bakery Cafe, who will provide complimentary food and beverages for all who attend.

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