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

One day to educate. One day to motivate. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get Involved!


Up your recycling game at school:

Join Recycle-Bowl

Give your Garbage Another Life

Take the I Recycle pledge online


Recycling at Work Pledge

A pledge for business.

Business Pledge

Old Friends and New Friends Get Together

In three quick steps, with our easy-to-use guide you can host an event in your community.

Host an event

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.

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.

Missed the webinar? View slides or download recording.


Choices are Powerful. Close the Loop. Whether you're hitting the office supply store for school, work, or the home office, join the many sustainability-minded individuals like yourself who make a statement when they shop. Look for that recycled-content label!

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.

Will you take the pledge to recycle more?

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Recent Pledges

Dena G 08/28/2014

I am on a Green Team at work. We just started it a few months ago. We are learning as we go but I think wwe are doing pretty good!

Liz P 08/27/2014

Recycle often, recycle right!

anonymous 08/26/2014

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity! God bless!

Recycling Journey

Watch a plastic bottle’s journey to achieve the dream of being recycled into something new and valuable.

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*Please note: ARD T-shirts may be black or gray in color.

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