Frequently Asked Questions

A. Registration for America Recycles Day is done via an online registration system.

All event organizers register here.

A.  Registration for ARD officially begins on August 15, 2019. Visit the toolkit page for ideas for your ARD event. 

A. No. We celebrate America Recycles Day throughout the fall and even through December, so hold it when it is best for you. Many of our event organizers choose to host on weekends in November.

A. We understand that not everyone can take the time to host an event; fortunately, you can still have a huge impact on our success by simply showing up for an event in your community. Simply visit and click the “Attend an Event” tab near the top of the page. Based on your zip code, you can find out about events scheduled in your community.

A. Do you have a great idea for an America Recycles Day event?  Click the Host an Event tab on the ARD website and register your event. Your event will then appear on our national, interactive America Recycles Day event map. Remember, an America Recycles Day event can be as simple as visiting a classroom to talk about recycling or staffing a table with local recycling information at a local grocery store. Or, it can be as involved as organizing a collection drive for hard-to-recycle items, like electronics.

A. We are here to help you figure out when, where and how to recycle in your community. Log on to and select the “Find Recycling” tab and click on the available links. These will direct you different recycling resource pages, where you can enter the item type and/or your zip code to find the nearest recycling facility.

A.  Our toolkit page has all the information, templates, and instructions you will need to make your ARD event a success.  We have go-to guides with step-by-step instructions for events, as well as templates and downloadable posters, flyers, and other tools to promote recycling awareness in your community.

A. One of the most valuable things you can give away at your event is information on what can and can’t be recycled in your community. Your friends and neighbors want to know what to do with those pizza boxes, yogurt cups, and frozen dinner trays! Customize and print some of our templates to hand out at your event. The Recycling Decoder is one of our personal favorites.

Consider asking local businesses to donate recycled-content products or locally made food for your event, in exchange for recognition at your event and/or a mention in your event’s advertising materials.