Recycling is one of the easiest ways to green up your community. If you want to make a real change in your neighborhood this year, sign up to join an event in your area and celebrate America Recycles Day. The only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the U.S., America Recycles Day hosts thousands of events across the country. Celebrating America Recycles Day is fun and exciting as communities address their local needs by educating, beautifying and cleaning up their towns. From art festivals to free composting classes there are plenty of ways to make a difference in your neighborhood this year.
The 13th annual America Recycles Day will be held on November 15. However many events are happening both before and after that time. Creative community leaders have gone above and beyond this year to showcase how easy it is to integrate recycling into your everyday activities. Check out some of our favorite events as we count down to November 15:
- Seattle, WA: Naval Station Everett will host an open house at its recycling facility on Nov. 15. See the machinery that makes recycling at the base possible, as well as meet the Recycle Crew, who will share their tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle every day as well as during the holidays.
- Bulloch, GA: On Nov. 15, Keep Bulloch Beautiful will host an electronic recycling drive and sustainability fair in conjunction with Georgia Southern University’s Student Alliance for a Greener Earth (SAGE). Come and learn about recycling and living green on a budget!
- Gurnee, IL: Come to the third annual Recycle-O-Rama at the Warren-Newport Public Library and other locations on Nov. 20! Learn about composting, vermicomposting, recycling, waste reduction and more! The event is also an opportunity for Lake County, Ill. residents to recycle items they not normally accepted in curbside bins including electronics, plastic bags and wrap, athletic shoes and eyeglasses
You can also get involved through social media to support America Recycles Day. Join the conversation using the #americarecycles hashtag on Twitter, and don’t forget to change your social media icons to the America Recycles Day logo (green or white) on November 15.