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Recycle to ride: Metrolink offers ticket trade for unwanted goods

By Hayley Fox
Published: Thursday, April 18, 2013, at 09:45AM
Flickr via Thomas Hawk

Earth Day is on Monday and Metro, along with Angel City Brewery, AEG and other DTLA agencies are hosting "green" activities to celebrate.

What better way to celebrate Earth Day then by killing two green birds with one stone; recycle some unwanted goods and then take a ride on public transit.

On Monday from 7 a.m. to noon, Metro will set up a recycle center at Union Station to accept electronic waste, clothes, paper, cans, plastic containers and nearly anything else recyclable. This collection area will be set up near the rose garden off of Alameda.

The first 200 people to turn in items will get a free round-trip Metrolink ticket — which includes a transfer to any Metro line.

If you just can't wait until Monday to show your love for the earth, Angel City Brewery is having a "Wake and Rake" event on Saturday, April 20, including "brunch, beer and giving back."

Starting at 10:30 a.m., Angel City will dish out bagels, micheladas and "beer-mosas" to anyone interested and at 11:30 a.m., those attendees will head down to the Arts District with garbage bags to clean up the streets. This good deed will be bookended with more beer drinking, as the group plans to visit another DTLA bar later in the afternoon.

Other upcoming earthly events include this weekend's CicLAvia, which will shut down 15 miles of street from DTLA to Venice Beach. According to organizers, this "To the Sea" route will be CicLAvia’s longest one to date.

Back in downtown L.A. the following weekend, L.A. Live will host a curbside recycle center on April 27. Beginning at 11 a.m. at the intersection of Chick Hearn Court and 11th Street, you can drop off all unwanted computer parts, cell phones, batteries and other e-waste in belated honor of Earth Day.


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