Highlighting Recycling Right Focus
Waste Management, the nation’s largest residential recycler, and thousands of communities, neighbors and friends are furthering their commitment to go green in celebration of America Recycles Day, a national, annual initiative by Keep America Beautiful.
Since 1997, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day, and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign, dedicated to promoting recycling in the U.S. With Keep America Beautiful’s belief that everyone has a right to live in a clean, green and beautiful community, this ‘holiday’ bolsters everyone’s responsibility to contribute to the vision.
“America Recycles Day is a moment in time to regain momentum for recycling, and to help make recycling a daily norm across the country,” said Randy Hartmann, senior director of affiliate operations, Keep America Beautiful. “Get involved by taking the “#BeRecycled” Pledge and inviting friends and family to do the same. Let’s get people recycling in every aspect of their lives – at home, at work and on the go.”
This year, Waste Management is sponsoring every America Recycles Day activity, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), from Nov. 11 – Nov. 15. Activities will kick off with a presentation of the America Recycles Day Recycling Hero Award, recognizing a veteran or active military personnel who exhibits an outstanding commitment to recycling. The week will continue with an EPA and Keep America Beautiful Forum, an Innovation Fair featuring the greenest programs, and an America Recycles Summit.
“Waste Management is out in local communities every day, collecting recyclables that can be turned into new products,” said Susan Robinson, senior director, government affairs for Waste Management. “Recycling is an important community service our customers value, and we look forward to celebrating the great work that is being done as part of America Recycles Day.”
For Waste Management, recycling is a 365-day-a-year commitment. As part of its mission to ensure recycling remains a convenient and viable solution for local communities, the company offers a range of reliable services for homes and businesses, recycling education programs, and technological advancements that are changing the face of recycling and reuse for the next generation. In 2018 alone, the company managed over 15 million tons of materials for beneficial use.
Whether at home or on the go, Waste Management encourages community members to recycle smartly and safely by:
- Recycling bottles, cans and paper products
- Keeping food and liquids out of recycling
- Always placing recyclables loose inside recycling containers – no plastic bags
In honor of America Recycles Day, Waste Management invites everyone to be part of this year’s recycling celebration and share how they are recycling in their communities on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Use the hashtag #recycleright for an opportunity to be featured on Waste Management’s social media channels. Community members can learn more about recycling right by visiting www.rorr.com.