Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Prince William County Solid Waste Division staff and Keep Prince William Beautiful volunteers will host several “I Recycle” pledge events, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful.
On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Keep Prince William Beautiful volunteers and staff of Prince William County Solid Waste Division will be at the Chinn Park Library, the McCoart Administration building and the Development Services building from 10:00 a. m. to 1:00 p. m. On Nov.16, volunteers will also be at Bull Run Regional Library. There will be recycling education activities and prizes. Additionally, residents can take the “I Recycle” pledge and enter a drawing to win regional prizes. Prizes include a $300 REI gift card and $500 grant to a local school’s K-12 environmental program.
“Every year in mid-October we host a large recycling education event at the Prince William County landfill in support of America Recycles Day, but we also host these smaller events on November 15 to keep the importance of recycling and buying recycled products on everyone’s mind,” said Deborah Campbell, Communications Specialist for the Solid Waste Division.
Prince William area residents can sign the recycling pledge at the library, or visit americarecyclesday.org/pledge/ and take the pledge online by November 20. “For the past five years, a Prince William entrant has won a regional prize. In 2016, a Henderson Elementary School student won the K-12 prize!” Campbell stated.
“America Recycles Day provides a key moment in time to regain momentum for recycling in America, and to help make recycling a daily social norm across the country,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. Take the “#BeRecycled” Pledge and invite your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Let’s get people recycling in every aspect of their lives – at home, at work and on the go!”
America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It has been held on – and in the weeks leading into – November 15 since 1997.
America Recycles Day is made possible through the generous support of Amcor, American Chemistry Council, ISRI and Northrop Grumman Corporation.