America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative will take place on Nov. 15 with various events taking place leading up to the day. The effort recognizes the economic, environmental and social benefits of recycling and provides an educational platform to raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – throughout the year.

Local organizations, including Keep America Beautiful’s national network of more than 600 community-based affiliates, governmental institutions, schools, businesses, faith-based organizations, and other community partners, schedule educational workshops and recycling collection events in communities throughout the fall in celebration of America Recycles Day.

Event organizers can access valuable resources to plan, promote and host an event on the America Recycles Day website where there are activity ideas, media outreach tools, and more. Events can be scheduled at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration, Nov. 15. For recycling educators, the program provides an opportunity to improve recycling by reminding individuals what can be recycled in their local communities.


Available online and via paper pledges at events across the country, the #BeRecycled Pledge is a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by committing to “Reduce. Reuse. Repurpose. Recycle.” in all aspects of one’s daily life by:

· Recycling at home, work/school and on the go;· Buying products made with recycled content; and
· Educating and encouraging friends, family and neighbors to take the #BeRecycled Pledge.

Here is a sampling of creative events taking place in different regions of the country:

America Recycles Day Fair & Art Contest - Brazos, Texas, Nov. 2
Keep Brazos Beautiful is conducting an America Recycles Day Fair & Art Contest in which participants can learn about recycling, visit booths of various companies that can help residents and businesses implement recycling, and view various forms of recycled art made by community members.

Fall Into Recycling - Urbana, Ill., Nov. 3
At the Anita Purves Nature Center community members can swap Halloween costumes, compost leftover pumpkins, create autumn-themed works of art using recycled materials, and learn more about recycling.

Saving the Atlantic! - Dover, Del., Nov. 13-14
To help save the sea life and marine birds living on the East Coast, volunteers will put more of the right recyclable items in the right place — and committing to do so into the future.

Light The Way 5K - Pigeon Forge, Tenn., Nov. 16
Keep Sevier Beautiful will be hosting one of its biggest fundraisers, Light The Way 5K at Dollywood. Light the Way 5K participants are treated to a unique race course decorated by Dollywood’s 4 million Christmas lights, which will illuminate the path throughout the park. From 5:00-10:00 p.m., the KSB Teen Advisory Board will be handing out Candy Canes with recycling messages and facts on them to all participants.

Sponsors of this year’s America Recycles Day include American Chemistry Council, Carton Council, H&M, International Bottled Water Association (IBWA), Keurig, Dr Pepper, and Northrop Grumman.

Keep America Beautiful is a community improvement nonprofit organization that inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Celebrating its 65th Anniversary in 2018, Keep America Beautiful strives to end littering, improve recycling and beautify America’s communities.