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Henderson Shines in Cleanup and Recycling Effort

April 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KEITH PAUL, (702) 267-4510

What:   Henderson Shines
When:  Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where:  Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy.

Henderson, Nev. – Join the city of Henderson as we recycle, reduce and renew our way to cleaning up our community on May 3.

Henderson Shines, a free annual community cleanup and education day, gives residents the opportunity to recycle, donate household goods, have documents shredded and dispose of hazardous household materials while learning about the importance of sustainability.

People can safely dispose of batteries, paint old compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), cellular phones and electronics. Electronics are made from a wide variety of materials such as lead, nickel, cadmium, and mercury that could post a risk if mismanaged at the end of their usefulness.

Henderson Shines provides a safe and secure way of discarding electronics to protect the environment and also protect data left behind on the devices.

At last year’s event, 14,870 pounds of paint, 975 pounds of used oil, 840 pounds of batteries and 140 pounds of CFLs were safely disposed.

Henderson Shines is also about reusing. The Henderson Police Department received 111 cell phones that they were able to wipe clean of data and provide to those in need as a means of reaching 9-1-1.

More than two truckloads of donated household goods went to Opportunity Village to help support the charity’s efforts.

Our libraries also collected about 3,000 books that can be put on the shelves and placed in circulation.

Henderson Shines not only helps give residents a head start on spring cleaning but provides a way to give back to the community and learn about recycling and becoming a sustainable community.

Additional information is available at cityofhenderson.com or call the city of Henderson Neighborhood Services division at 702-267-2000.

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006 and Liveability.com: 2013), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and being a safe community (Forbes: 2nd safest in 2011, InsuranceProviders.com: 6th in 2012, Law Street Media: 6th in 2013) Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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