As a family, what do you do to recycle? Our family separates the recycles (plastics, cans, paper) and puts them out for the recycling truck that comes each week on Tuesday morning. We have two garbage pails in our kitchen – one for regular garbage and one for recycles. Newspapers go into a paper bag in the garage once they are read. Recently, we started separating the bottles and cans that we can get refunds for – my kids are motivated because they get the money each time we bring the bottles and cans to the supermarket and put them through the machines.
America Recycles Day is today, November 15, 2010. It is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling programs in the United States. On America Recycles Day, organized events are popping up all over the US. Of course not everyone can commit to organizing a great recycling event, but you can still have a huge impact by showing up for an event that has been arranged right here on Long Island. Details for some great local events are below and you can visit America Recycles Day‘s website and search by zip code.
Disney Store 2010 Holiday Friends & Family Event
Tanger Outlets, Riverhead
Smith Haven Mall DIsney Store, Lake Grove
South Shore Mall Disney Store, Bay Shore
Sunrise Mall Disney Store, Massapequa
Roosevelt Field Disney Store, Garden City
Boradway Mall Disney Store, Hicksville
In support of America Recycles Day and Disney’s Friends for Change, Disney Store is collecting t-shirts to be recycled and turned into paper. Bring in a t-shirt to a Disney Store location between Nov. 11-15 to recycle and receive a special discount.
America Recycles Week
Student Activities Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook
Rather than just promoting recycling for a day, we’ve decided to extend the celebration for a week! On Monday, the department will be giving an interactive workshop with the student leaders of residence halls. For the rest of the week, the staff will be doing outreach through tabling at the SAC and Student Union and handing out pledge cards that will be placed in drop off boxes around campus. Our outreach staff is excited to raise campus awareness through environmental art and introducing the department’s new mascot!
Help Keep American Clean
USA Recycling, 499 Lawrence Road, Kings Park
Bring all your NY redeemable cans and bottles and receive your 5 cents! Any plastic or tin can or bottle that is not redeemable we recycle it. Bring us all types of plastics, laundry bottles, cleaning supplies, plastic bottles etc all types of paper, cardboard, call for more info.
America Recycles Day
South Salem Elementary School, Port Washington
Planning games, classroom lessons, art projects, etc. to get kids involoved and excited about recycling
Roosevelt Field Mall (Macy’s Parking Lot), Garden City
Grow jobs by going green! Bring your plastic and glass bottles and aluminum cans to show your support for Natinal Recycle Day!