City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Host America Recycles Day

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The City of Jacksonville and Keep Jacksonville Beautiful are together hosting America Recycles Day paper collection and free tree giveaway on Saturday, November 12, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., at TIAA Bank Field’s Parking Lot E located on1680 E. Adams Street.

The annual event, now in its 13th year, is celebrating its third consecutive year working with Greenscape of Jacksonville, a local nonprofit formed in 1975 that works to “beautify the River City” - will provide up to 2,000 trees as part of the city’s Arbor Day celebration.

A myriad of three-gallon-sized species, including Natchez Crape Myrtle (White), Tuscarora Crape Myrtle (Coral/Pink), Winged Elm, Dahoon Holly, Bald Cypress, Red Maple, Live Oak, River Birch and Chastetree will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis.

The drive-thru event streamlines drop off and pickup. The public can drop off up to two, 30-gallon bags or boxes of paper documents before popping their trunk for a free tree.

Republic Services will collect the paper for shredding.

Alpha Beta Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Sorority volunteers will be on onsite to stage trees on Friday, November 11 and will collect bags on the day of the event.

For more information, call 255-8276.

Lucia Viti

Lucia Viti

Lucia Viti is a seasoned journalist, photojournalist, and published author and works as a reporter for WOKV News. Lucia is a graduate of the University of West Virginia with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Journalism.