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Largest Local Recycle Drive Headed for LA Live

Faxes, phones, and more: Gather your stuff and make for downtown.

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    America Recycles Day
    Unload your mobile devices, televisions, fax machines and more during America Recycles Day. LA Live is hosting the region's largest collection drive on Friday, Nov. 15.

    Just about every home has not one but three places where recycling is stored. There's a bag or bin in the kitchen or laundry room, which collects cans and plastics. There's the bigger bin outside, which gets wheeled to the curb once a week.

    And then there's The Pile, capital T and capital P, where old phones and fax machines and electronics and bulbs stack up over weeks and months and sometimes years. The intention of The Pile, and the pile-makers, is a good one: Haul the not-used-any-longer goods to the nearest recycling center, when time warrants.

    But time doesn't often warrant. Good thing, then, that America Recycles Day rolls around each year as a mondo reminder to us all not to let our ever-growing piles grow, well, pile-lier.

    It's happening on Friday, Nov. 15, and LA Live is hosting what's billed as the city's largest drive. The day is positively large in scope, too: Televisions, fax machines, mobile devices, VCRs, keyboards, computers, and microwaves are all on the a-OK list. Meaning your bulkier stuff? Yeah, clear that out.

    But not too bulky. "Large and small appliances" will not be accepted, nor dehumidifiers. Best take a looksie at the can and can't-haul-in list before making for downtown.

    A chance to win two tickets to a Lakers game is one end result of donating your old goods at the entertainment center's Nokia Plaza.

    The best part about it? You'll have recycled and been kind-minded in all the appropriate eco ways. The second best part? No more piles clogging up closets and such at home. Which means you can do a pre-holiday clean-spree the weekend after you donate. It truly is an "everyone wins" situation.

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