If you're anything like us at RoadRunner, then you can't wait to see what participants across the country have planned for America Recycles Day 2019! Every year, on and around November 15th, thousands of individuals and organizations across the nation come together to advocate for recycling. To celebrate the holiday, we created this post to share the importance of America Recycles Day and explain how you can get involved. Continue reading to learn more!
What is AMERICA RECYCLES DAY all about?
America Recycles Day focuses on promoting recycling education and increasing recycling participation across the country. November 15th, 2019 marks the 22nd annual America Recycles Day (ARD). The National Recycling Coalition launched America's favorite recycling holiday in 1997, and then in 2009, Keep America Beautiful took over coordination of the event. Each year, communities and organizations across the United States celebrate and encourage recycling at thousands of events.
How to Get Involved on America Recycles Day
There are many ways your organization can get involved in America Recycles Day 2019! Whether you'd like to organize your own event or attend an event in your area, Keep America Beautiful encourages individuals and organizations to get involved in one of the following ways:
Register Your Event
Thousands of organizations across the country take this opportunity to host an event to raise awareness, educate, and encourage recycling. In the past, volunteers have organized recycling drives, trail clean-ups, and educational booths. Click here to register an event in your area.
Organize an event
Once you register an event, it's time to start organizing! America Recycles Day provides customizable guides, tools, and templates to make organizing and promoting your event easy. Any effort to encourage recycling will help make a huge difference! Be sure to check out ARD's event toolkit for great tips and ideas.
Attend an event
If you're not interested in organizing an event, you can still attend one of the thousands of events taking place throughout the country. Visit the event locator to find local events in your area. See below for a few public events taking place in a few of RoadRunner’s operating markets:
Royal Oak, MI:
Nov. 15 @ 11am - 6pm
The Detroit Zoo is collecting old and obsolete electronics for recycling, including radios, printers, computers, TVs, and more!
Fort Worth, TX:
Nov. 13 @ 6:30pm - 8pm
Learn the basics of backyard composting and help fight food waste with the Fort Worth Public Library.
Nov. 14 @ 1pm - 4pm
Join the Innovation Fair to learn about the most innovative and entrepreneurial advances in technology, product development, and more.
North Wales, PA:
Nov. 23 @ 4pm - 8pm
PAR-Recycle Works and Upper Gwynedd Township will help you dispose of and recycle your old electronics!
Nov. 12 @ 11am - 4pm
Anyone with unused electronics is invited to drop them off to be recycled at Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative to.
College Park, MD:
Nov. 13 @ 11am - 3pm
The farmers market at the University of Maryland will have a table to promote ARD through recycling trivia questions and an upcycling activity.
Take the Pledge
Take the #BeRecycled pledge to commit to reducing, reusing, recycling, and buying recycled! America Recycles Day research shows that asking people to commit to recycling builds motivation that leads to behavioral changes. Help create change by inviting your friends, family, colleagues, or event attendants to take the #BeRecycled Pledge.
find Local Recycling facilities
America Recycles Day partnered with Earth911 to create a recycling locator tool to help you figure out where you can recycle your valuable materials. By entering your zip code, the recycling locator will help you understand which materials are recyclable, when, where, and how in your community.
Hopefully you're as excited for America Recycles Day as we are and you're ready to get involved! As a reminder, click here to join thousands of individuals who have signed the #BeRecycled pledge to recycle more. Also, join us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn for our favorite recycling factoids and tips that you can incorporate every day, and especially on America Recycles Day. Let us know how your organization plans to get involved in the comment section below!