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April 21, 2006

San Mateo County RecycleWorks
Contact: Lillian Clark
650-599-1468 or info@RecycleWorks.org


Make Money! Clean Out Your Closets!
RecycleWorks and recycling partners sponsor first countywide Swap Meet

San Mateo - Local residents can SELL or SWAP unwanted items at the Swap Meet on Saturday, May 13, 2006 at the San Mateo County Event Center. Old wedding presents, outgrown clothes, books you've already read, sports equipment that is gathering dust... Time to clean out the closets!

"The event focuses on reuse and the importance of keeping salvageable goods out of the landfill," says Tammy Del Bene, Recycling Coordinator of Norcal Waste Systems, Inc., and the Swap Committee Coordinator. "We hope to target residents of multi-family dwellings, such as condominiums and apartments, who cannot typically hold a garage sale where they live but want to get rid of usable items they no longer need."

Reserve a space for only $25 before April 27 (afterwards: $40). Registration packets and more information are at www.RecycleWorks.org. The Swap Meet will be open from 9 AM - 3 PM at the Event Center (formerly the EXPO Center) at 2495 South Delaware Street, San Mateo. For more information please contact RecycleWorks at 1 888-442-2666.

About San Mateo County RecycleWorks
RecycleWorks, a program of the San Mateo County Public Works Department, offers information and assistance on recycling, reuse, waste reduction, green building and composting to the residents, businesses and schools in San Mateo County. RecycleWorks is best known for its comprehensive website - www.RecycleWorks.org - and friendly and informative hotline (1-888-442-2666). RecycleWorks serves the entire county and supports local efforts to reduce waste by offering presentations and workshops, coordinating countywide events and campaigns, and distributing publications and guides.

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