FOF: America Recycles Day!

On Friday, November 14, volunteers and staff of the Prince William County Solid Waste Division Recycling Program will be at the Chinn Park Library and the Bull Run Library from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be recycling education activities and prizes. Additionally, library patrons can “Take the Pledge” and enter a drawing to win a local, regional and national prizes. Prizes include: Local- T-shirt; Washington DC region prizes – $300 REI gift card and $500 grant to a local school’s K-12 environmental program; National prize – park bench made of recycled material. Learn more at americarecyclesday.org.

“Every year in October we host a large recycling education event at the Prince William County landfill in honor of America Recycles Day, so we also like to host these smaller events closer to November 15 to continue to keep theimportance of recycling and buying recycled products message on everybody’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 pwcgov.org/trashandrecycling and take the pledge on line.

“Last year, a Prince William area entrant won one of the park benches from the National contest and a Prince William entrant won the regional prize too,” Campbell stated. “Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day is one day to educate and motivate individuals to recycle more. Recyclable items we use every day, like that cereal box and milk jug in the morning- are recoverable resources that can be manufactured into new and valuable products,” said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president of recycling at Keep America Beautiful. “Together, we can reduce the billions of dollars’ worthof material thrown away each year and work to give that “garbage” another life through recycling.”

For more information about recycling in Prince William County, visit www.pwcgov.org/recycling.

America’s leading companies are proud to make America Recycles Day possible. National sponsors of America Recycles Day are: Amcor, America Chemistry Council, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, Pilot Pen, and Waste Management. About America Recycles Day America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.

Since its inception in 1997,communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.

About Keep America Beautiful Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action intheir communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit kab.org, follow @kabtweet on Twitter and like us on facebook.com/keepamericabeautiful.