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Reston Town Center ~

"Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston!"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 1 pm - 4 pm

For Immediate Release
September 14, 2011

Reston, VA – Reston Town Center announces the seventh R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston, and another green initiative, Solar Belly recycling and trash receptacles.

R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston is on Wednesday, September 14 from 1 pm until 4 pm in front of the Reston Town Center Pavilion, 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190. To access the unloading area, vehicles can enter Market Street off Presidents Street at the east end of Reston Town Center (near Ann Taylor). No fees are charged for this collection service. (More details and collection list are below.)

Two Solar Belly receptacles are now in use near the Pavilion on Market Street, the hub and main community gathering area of Reston Town Center. Using the power of the sun, the new Solar Belly units are independently compacting recyclables and trash on site. The units also have sign panels that help explain the workings of Solar Belly, and retailers are able to utilize the space to promote their businesses.

In an ongoing effort to provide awareness and options for disposal of items that can be diverted from landfill, Reston Town Center will accept specific items listed below at R4 Collection Day: Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. Reston. Information is also available at

Reston Town Center is partnering with a number of groups that will be on site to collect used items for recycling and re-use, including: Bikes for the World (bicycle, sewing machine and hand tool collection); Reston Interfaith (winter coats); Reston Lions Club (eyeglasses, hearing aids); Secured Shred (document disposal on site); and Turtle Wings (computers and other electronics collection – removal and destruction of computer hard drives provided on site).

In the previous six R4 Collection Days, held twice a year since 2008, more than 65 tons of electronics and paper have been collected for recycling, and hundreds of items have been gathered for shipment to underprivileged areas nearby and around the world, including eyeglasses, winter coats, bicycles and portable sewing machines for repair and re-use. Tenants, local businesses, and residents have been very appreciative of this ‘green’ opportunity to safely dispose of items that can be recycled, and potentially put to good use, rather than put into the trash. Reston Town Center plans to continue holding this event as demand requires.

Only the items listed below will be accepted at the R4 Collection Day. NO hazardous waste items. Items will only be accepted from 1 pm until 4 pm, and must be delivered directly to the appropriate collection booth. The list is also available on

R4 collection items include:
Bicycles ($10 donation requested for repairing bikes for reuse)
Bicycle parts, accessories, and tools
Cell Phones
Computers and related equipment (hard drives can be removed on site)
Compact fluorescent light bulbs
Documents for shredding
Electronics* (full list follows)
Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
Portable Sewing Machines
           *Electronics, collected by Turtle Wings, include: Answering machines, cables, camcorders, CDs, CD players, cell phones, circuit boards, computers, copiers, cords, duplicators, DVDs, DVD players, electric typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, hard drives, ink/toner, keyboards/mice, laptops, lab equipment, laptop batteries, LCD monitors, mainframe equipment, media, microwave ovens, modems, monitors, networking equipment, pagers, PDAs, printers, printed circuit boards, radios, rechargeable batteries, remote controls, scanners, stereos/components, tapes, tape players, telephones, telecom equipment, televisions, toasters, transparency makers, two-way radios, UPS-power supplies, VCRs, word processors.

Established in 1990, beautiful Reston Town Center is an acclaimed outdoor venue offering more than 50 retailers, more than 30 restaurants, and a multi-screen cinema. At the center’s hub, the Pavilion hosts special events, concerts and festivals throughout the year, plus ice-skating in winter. Free parking in 6 garages. For more information on shopping, dining and events at Reston Town Center, visit Social media links for shopping, nightlife, other options, and mobile devices available at: (
Main Address: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190 T: 703-689-4699
Directions: From I-495 or I-66, take the Dulles Toll Road/Route 267 exit west to Reston Parkway (Exit 12). Turn right on Reston Parkway then left on New Dominion Parkway (4th light).

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