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A scene from a previous spring cleanup event at Fashion Outlets. (Submitted)
A scene from a previous spring cleanup event at Fashion Outlets. (Submitted)

Sunnking, Goodwill of WNY, Fashion Outlets teaming for 'Ultimate Spring Cleaning Event'


Fri, Mar 22nd 2024 11:00 am

Press Release

For the first time, residents can recycle their electronics and donate clothing and household items at the same drive-thru collection.

Electronics recycler Sunnking has partnered with Goodwill of WNY and Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to host the area's first "Ultimate Spring Cleaning Event" on Earth Day weekend. The free collection allows residents to recycle their electronics, donate household items, or drop off both at the first-of-its-kind drive-thru.

The event will occur from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 20, in the parking lot of Saks OFF 5th. (Registered participants can enter off Fashion Outlets Boulevard, near Saks OFF 5th.)

Residents are required to register for a 15-minute appointment window and select what they're dropping off at sunnking.com/events. If the original time allotments fill up, more slots will be added, and the event will be extended until 2 p.m.

The no-cost, no-limit collection encourages people to reuse their items to benefit the community and the environment by recovering renewable resources and conserving local landfill space.

"The partnership of Goodwill of Western New York and Sunnking with Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is a great example of community-minded businesses and nonprofit organizations using their individual expertise to work together and make a real difference," said Thomas Ulbrich, president and CEO of Goodwill of Western New York. "Not only is it convenient to have everyone in one place, but donors can have the confidence that any item they bring will be recycled responsibly or given a second life to benefit people living right in the donor's community."

Teams are unable to accept items not listed on Sunnking or Goodwill's acceptable materials list. Items like freon-containing devices, paint, bulbs, mattresses, batteries and medical equipment will not be collected in line.

Click here for Sunnking's acceptable materials list.

Click here for Goodwill's acceptable materials list.

"Fashion Outlets is happy to host this annual recycling event in April in celebration of Earth Month," said Susie Swiatkowski, marketing manager. "By partnering with both Sunnking and Goodwill, we hope to provide a much-needed collection spot for anyone doing some spring cleaning."

Recyclers who cannot attend the event are encouraged to use Sunnking's free partner site drop-off locator for year-round electronics collection site availability at sunnking.com/dropoff. A list of Goodwill year-round donation sites for clothing, furniture and household items is available at Goodwillwny.org/donate.

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