It is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States! America Recycles Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle and to pledge to recycle more and recycle right in their everyday lives.
Focusing on individual action, the day highlights the actions we can all take to collectively address the challenges facing our nation’s recycling system. Through ARD, Keep America Beautiful and its partners inspire communities and individuals to recognize the economic, environmental, and social benefits of recycling. Keep America Beautiful urges people to pledge to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle in every aspect of their life. The #BeRecycled pledge is a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle 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
Republic Services created a website to help residents improve their recycling habits. Please visit recyclingsimplified.com which provides an array of tips and resources, and a curriculum with at-home and school-based lesson plans for pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students. For questions about trash and recycling, please contact Republic Services at (714) 847-3581 or (657) 845-6095.