America Recycles Day – November 15

November 13th, 2009

What are you doing to celebrate America Recycles Day? The DC area has embraced the celebration with events throughout the area, throughout the weekend.

from the National Recycling Coalition
America Recycles Day (ARD), November 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle and to buy recycled products. Celebrating its 11th year, it has grown to include millions of Americans pledging to increase their recycling habits at home and work and to buy products made with recycled materials. Through America Recycles Day, the National Recycling Coalition supports local communities and raises awareness by educating citizens about the benefits of recycling. Volunteer America Recycles Day coordinators are positioned throughout the country and work to organize recycling awareness events in their schools and communities, and in conjunction with their local municipalities.

On November 15 each year, millions of people become better informed about the importance of daily recycling and buying recycled products. The purpose of America Recycles Day is to continue to promote the social, environmental and economic benefits of recycling and encourage more people to join the movement toward creating a better natural environment.”


Montgomery County, Maryland events

Paper Shredding, Household Goods & Clothing Recycling
Shred and recycle your personal papers and donate usable clothing and household goods at these locations for FREE (Montgomery County residents only). (Rain or shine)

Saturday, November 14, 10 am – 2 pm

Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center (map)
3300 Briggs Chaney Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20904

Upcounty Regional Services Center (map)
12900 Middlebrook Road
Germantown, MD  20874

Sunday, November 15, 8 am to 12 pm

John F. Kennedy High School (map)
1901 Randolph Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20902

Sunday, November 15, 1 pm to 5 pm

Walt Whitman High School (map)
7100 Whittier Boulevard
Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Please review the guidelines and specifics before heading to the events. Montgomery County Maryland America Recycles Day


District of Columbia event

Shoe and Bike Drive
Bring your unwanted shoes & bikes.  Benefiting Soles4Soles and Bikes for the World.  Soles4Souls takes new or used shoes of any style or size.  Bikes for the World suggests a $10 per bike donation to defray the cost of shipping to those in need.  This event is open to anyone. Organized by Junk In The Trunk Removal Services

Saturday, November 14, 9 am to 1 pm

Broad Branch Market(map)
5608 Broad Branch Rd. NW

Washington, DC

Fairfax County, Virginia event

Electronics, television and computer recycling event
Free safe destruction and recycling of peripheral electronic devices, computers and televisions.  (Fairfax County residents only).

Sunday, November 15, 10 am to 3 pm

I-66 Transfer Station (map)
4618 West Ox Road
Fairfax, Virginia

Alexandria, Virginia event

America Recycles Day celebration
Join the City of Alexandria recycling staff, Robbie the Recycling Squirrel and Whole Foods Market to Celebrate America Recycles Day! Bring your plastic bags to be recycled, and receive a free reusable bag.

Sunday, November 15, 11 am to 3 pm

Whole Foods(map)
1700 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia

Prince George’s, Maryland event

Free e-cycling and Document Shredding Event
Shred your personal papers and recycle unwanted computer equipment and accessories, printers, copiers, cell phones and televisions for FREE (Prince George’s County residents only)

Saturday, November 14, 8 am to 1 pm

High Point High School (map)
3601 Powder Mill Rd
Beltsville, MD 20705

Please review the guidelines and specifics before heading to the event. Prince George’s County Maryland America Recycles Day

I’d love to hear about any other events happening in the DC area or wherever you live.  Please leave them in the comments below.  Thanks.  I hope you find solace in purging and the recycling process.  Have a great weekend.

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