America Recycles Day KBB America Recycles Day
- Parent Category: Keep Bartow Beautiful
- Last Updated on 15 October 2013
- Published on 15 January 2013
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|Wall-E, Pixar's little space trash compactor, has dropped in to Bartow County to visit his big brother, Hunk-E, at the county's recycling center. While here, he has been spotted by some school children visiting the recycling center on a school field trip. Some of the elementary schools plan to host America Recycles Day events to promote their participation in the Keep Bartow Beautiful Annual School Recycling Contest, and they asked if Wall-E could visit their school.|
|Keep Bartow Beautiful has recycled over 1000 tons of materials in 26 local K-12 schools since 2005. As part of the annual contest, an ARD special event will be a mini-tour of our Wall-E character, which was donated to us by Cartersville's Carmike Theater. These visits will be scheduled for schools registering to host their own ARD event on campus. Keep Bartow Beautiful will provide recycling pencils, bookmarks, and other promotional materials to support the events.|
Keep Bartow Beautiful recognizes AmericaRecycles Day annually on November 15. Events include participation in the school recycling contests, online recycling pledges, educational displays, and school tours.
Some previous themes for Bartow County’s America Recycles Day Events have been:
"Follow the Recycled Road."It doesn’t take a wizard to recycle—in fact, it is easy to recycle at home, at work, or even as you travel. Just be smart, and give recycling a start!
"Rally Round Recycling." Recycling is the patriotic thing to do. In fact, civic-minded Americans have been recycling since World War II, to help the war effort. The current goal is to recycle at least 25% of Georgia’s waste stream.
"Round the Bases for Recycling."Many folks know the three R’s-Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. But you haven’t tagged home plate until you also BUY Recycled. Many folks forget that there must be a market for recycled content products. So be sure to buy recycled content office products, paper goods, aluminum cans, home building products, etc. They are durable, high quality and cost-competitive, plus they save natural resources.
For more information about annual events, call 770-387-5167.
For recycling Pledges or for more information about America Recycles Day, go to americarecyclesday.org. You can also visit the Georgia Recycling Coalition site at www.georgiarecycles.org for promotions on America Recycles Day. For information on local recycling centers, and what you can recycle in Bartow County, go to Bartow County Solid Waste at www.bartowga.org. This site contains all the local information on recycling and solid waste issues in Bartow County.