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Posted: Thursday, July 3, 2014 10:30 am

Corona residents now have the opportunity to recycle clothing every week, thanks to the return of nonprofit GrowNYC’s Greenmarket Fridays on Roosevelt Avenue. A collection tent amongst the farm-fresh produce and family-sfriendly activities will accept clothing, shoes and other textiles, such as towels and bed linens.

Unwanted textiles represent almost 6 percent of the city’s residential waste stream, so providing easy access to alternative drop-off sites is key to helping eliminate unnecessary waste that burdens taxpayers and the environment.

GrowNYC has collected 2.8 million pounds of textiles at dozens of Greenmarket collection sites throughout the city since 2007. Textiles are also collected at markets in Jackson Heights, Forest Hills and Sunnyside.

Corona Greenmarket opens July 11, bringing it up to four Queens Greenmarkets to feature textile recycling.

The Corona Greenmarket takes place Fridays, July 11 through Nov. 21 on Roosevelt Avenue at 103rd Street. Textiles are accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit grownyc.org/clothing or call (212) 788-7964.

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