Take The Pledge

The national recycling rate has increased every year for the past 30 years.
The current recycling rate is 34.5%.
For America Recycles Day 2016, I pledge to:

Learn. I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.

Act. Reduce my personal waste by recycling. Within the next month, I will recycle more.

Share. In the next month, I will encourage one family member or one friend to take the pledge.

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Recent Pledges

Jenelle 02/08/2016
Laura B 02/08/2016
john m 02/07/2016
Kirsten z 02/03/2016
Tarkiyah E 02/03/2016
Jayde G 02/02/2016
Linda H 02/01/2016
Tori S 02/01/2016

I’m excited about being more intentional with how I dispose of trash. I plan to get my family and community involved in the recycling process due to the large amount of trash that’s dropped on the ground in my neighborhood. Most of which is recyclable.

Misty C 01/31/2016
Brenda C 01/29/2016

It has been necessary for me to reside in an apartment for a few months while I purchase a home. The city I live in has an ordinance in place for mandatory recycling at all apartment complexes, condominiums, etc. My apartment complex refused to comply. I finally called code enforcement and the apartment complex has finally placed a very small bin in their offices for the recycling of paper and plastic items. This is not readily accessible because the office is not open 24 hours a day. This past week they sent a notice out that items could be brought into their office for recycling on Saturdays ONLY. This is pitiful. Every resident I have spoken to wants recycling bins, and says that they will use them, but the complex can not be made to do any more than what they are doing which is LITTLE. It is ridiculous that no one can make them do more or offer more than what they are doing. Meanwhile the garbage bins available to us are always overflowing with cardboard, glass, plastic, paper, aluminum, and steel. It is ridiculous.