recycle aluminum cans recycle plastic soda bottles recycle batteries recycle newspapers recycle glass bottles recycle cardboard boxes recycle clothing and sneakers recycle tin food cans recycle computers and electronics recycle laundry detergent containers recycle plastic grocery bags recycle cell phones recycle food containers recycle paint and paint cans recycle milk jugs and cartons recycle ink cartridges and printer toner recycle televisions recycle clothes hangers recycle cardboard boxes recycle spray cans recycle clear glass bottles recycle newspapers recycle telephone books recycle water bottles

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Registration for 2014 ARD events will open August 1.

About America Recycles Day

An initiative of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.

Each fall, thousands of communities across the country participate in ARD on and around November 15 to promote environmental citizenship and encourage action. Through ARD, KAB, along with its affiliates and partners, inspires communities to directly engage their residents to recycle more and recycle right 365 days a year.

Since its inception in 1997, thousands of communities across the country have participated in ARD throughout the fall. With KAB’s support, recycling ambassadors recruit thousands of organizations, schools, colleges and universities, businesses, and government entities to get involved in educating residents of all ages about recycling resources in their community through collection drives, demonstrations, competitions, tours, displays and other special events.

Join KAB’s Webinar- Promoting Recycling Behavior: What Works
The effectiveness of any recycling program hinges on understanding human behavior, and in many cases, asking individuals to change their behaviors. This webinar will summarize the findings from behavioral science with regard to effective strategies for encouraging people to recycle, including recommendations for program design and marketing. The webinar will also share results from a survey conducted in partnership with The George Washington University regarding participants' feedback on bin shape, color and signage.

Wednesday, August 20
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm EST
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- Wesley Schultz, Professor, California State University
- Monique Turner, Associate Professor, The George Washington University

Super Sorter

Find out where products go to be recycled and what happens when they get there. Can you beat the last level? Play the Super Sorter Game.

I Want To Be Recycled

Whether you’re road-tripping, picnicking, or pool-hopping – remember that your beverage bottles and cans have potential to become something new and valuable.

Re-use a bag for your on-the-go recycling. You never know when you’ll find yourself with a recyclable in hand and no recycling bin in sight.

Print out this handy recycling guide for your fridge to demystify recycling for your whole family.

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Alan C 07/19/2014

Winchester,VA!!!!! P.S. remember to recycle e-waste, if you dont it could contaminate ground water

Alan C 07/19/2014

Winchester,VA!!!!! P.S. remember to recycle e-waste, if you dont it could contaminate ground water

anonymous 07/17/2014

Thanks for the add!

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