Featured Organization Friday: Keep Prince William Beautiful/ Prince William Recycles Day

We attended this year’s Prince William Recycles Day and Paper Shred, and had a truly fantastic time.  There were lots of activities set up, and the kids could earn tons of “swag” by participating in games like litter clean up, recycle/compost/trash sort (it was a beanbag toss- not real trash!) and more.  There was also tons of information from various local groups, as well as bus tours of the dump, which were very interesting!! Below, find a press release about the event.  I’d definitely put this on your radar for next year!! 

Recycles Day and Paper Shred Achieve Record Participation

Prince William, VA, October 28, 2013 – 
This year’s Prince William Recycles Day, a local
celebration of American Recycles Day, brought a record 850 guests to the annual landfill event.
The accompanying paper shred also broke a record with more 500 citizens that took advantage
of the paper shred service at the Landfill and the Balls Ford Road facility.

Prince William residents were entertained by regionally known environmental “edutainer” Billy B.
In addition visitors learned about the importance of recycling valuable resources from numerous
displays, games and activities, had hands on experience with trash trucks, took landfill tours,
voted for the best recycled art project and enjoyed door prizes, food and face painting.

Many residents look forward to this annual event and return year after year. The event was so
well attended that even Billy B was impressed with amount of community participation—guests
and display sponsors. He noted, “Even though I have been in this business for many years, I
picked up several new ideas for organizing a successful event.” He along with several other
participants and sponsors especially liked the recycling trading cards that were distributed at each
table display. The trading card collection encouraged guests to visit all the tables and learn about
the organization or business and its role in recycling or “greening” the environment.

Prince William Recycles Day was sponsored by Fortistar, Broad Run Recycling, Solid Waste
Services Charlie and Sons Trash Service, SCS Engineers, Davis Industries and supported by
donations from American Disposal Services, AshBritt, Atkins North America, Bates Trucking &
Trash Removal, Call2Recycle, Daniel H. Barrett Trucking, Davis Industries, Eastern Clearing,
EnivroSolutions, GBB, Golder & Associates, Keep Prince William Beautiful, R. E. Daffan, Madera
Farms LLC, SP Recycling Southeast, Trash Away, Veolia ES Technical Solutions, and Waste
Management.

Prince William Recycles Day is the local celebration of America Recycles Day, which is officially
November 15 each year. For photos of Prince William Recycles Day activities visit
www.pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling.