America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, takes place on and in the weeks leading into Nov. 15. Registration is open for businesses, community organizations, government entities, individuals and others planning to host an America Recycles Day-themed event. For recycling educators, the program provides an opportunity to improve recycling by reminding individuals what can be recycled. Event organizers can access valuable resources to plan, promote and host an event on the America Recycles Day website where there are guides for hosting events, activity ideas, downloadable posters and banners, media outreach tools, sample proclamations and more. Events can be scheduled at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration, Nov. 15. Learn more at
This year, Keep America Beautiful is encouraging people to #BeRecycled in every aspect of their life. Available online at and via paper pledges at events across the country, the #BeRecycled Pledge is a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by committing to “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” in all aspects of daily life:
 Recycling at home, work/school and on-the-go;
 Buying products made with recycled content; and
 Educating and encouraging friends, family and neighbors to take the #BeRecycled Pledge.

Are you interested in sharing recycling information with family and friends or conducing a recycling collection event? If so, why not host an America Recycles Day Event!”

America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful (KAB)
takes place annually on November 15, and recognizes the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – all throughout the year.
Online event registration is now open at for local organizers to schedule events in their communities and gain access to valuable resources to plan, promote and host events.  This year we have switched our registration process over to Re-TRAC Connect. A complete step by step how- to- registration guide can be found on the Host An Event page of the ARD website.To support event organizers, there are best practices guides for hosting events, activity ideas, downloadable posters and banners, media outreach tools, sample proclamations, and much more. Events can be scheduled any time during the fall, but should be held as close to November 15 as possible. For more information, log on to www.americarecyclesday.orgTake the Pledge! –

News from 2013

KAB Announces Launch of “I Want To Be Recycled” Recycling PSA Campaign. 

Give your Garbage Another Life on America Recycles Day

College Football Fans Recycle and Compost 1.5 Million Pounds of Material in 2013 Game Day Recycling Challenge



News from 2012

Keep America Beautiful Announces Recycling Pledge Inviting Businesses and Governments to Commit to 10% Increase in Workplace Recycling

15 Steps to Renew Your Commitment to Recycling

America Recycles Day 2012 Announces Open Registration for Local Events



News from 2011

Keep America Beautiful Announces Winners of America Recycles Day 2011 “Recycling is No Joke!” Video Contest

I Recycle. Do You? Pledge to Recycle for America Recycles Day

Thousands of Events Planned Nationwide to Celebrate America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day Celebrates Environmental Stewardship

Calling All Recyclers! America Recycles Day 2011 Announces Open Registration for Local Events

“Recycling is No Joke!” on America Recycles Day (or Any Other Day!)

Keep America Beautiful Teams with College and University Recycling Coalition for Recycling and “Zero Waste” at NCAA Football Games



News from 2010

I Recycle. Do You? November 15 is America Recycles Day!

America Recycles Day is November 15: Help America Recycle More

Presidential Proclamation for America Recycles Day!



Links & Resources

One of the most common reasons Americans give for not recycling is that they don’t know how, when, where and what to recycle in their communities. Below are links to some of our favorite—and most informative—sites and resources. Check them out, share them with friends, and let us know if you have any amazing resources you’d like to add to our list. Thanks!

GOVERNMENT – Federal Agencies

GOVERNMENT – State Agencies

INDUSTRY – Batteries



INDUSTRY – Plastic


INDUSTRY – Scrap Recycling