Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division
On Nov. 15, Prince William County will join communities across the nation in celebration of the America Recycles Day (ARD). ARD, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful, is an annual awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States since 1997.
Prince William County will also join other Metropolitan Washington Council of Government (MWCOG) jurisdictions to provide an opportunity for residents to acknowledge their commitment to recycling and win prizes! Residents may take the 2023 “I Recycle” pledge online through Nov. 20.
The contest, hosted by MWCOG for the Washington, D.C. area, is designed to promote recycling and the purchase of items made from recycled materials. One lucky recycling supporter will win a $300 REI gift certificate and one lucky K-12 student will win a $300 REI gift certificate, plus a $500 grant for a recycling or environmental program at their school. For nine of the past 10 years, a Prince William entrant has won a MWCOG regional prize.
To increase participation in America Recycles Day, County staff and Keep Prince William Beautiful volunteers will be available at Central Library on Nov. 14 and Chinn Park Library on Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to talk about recycling in Prince William County and the “I Recycle” pledge contest.