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Nov 02

November 15th is America Recycles Day

Posted on November 2, 2016 at 8:23 AM by Communications Department

Keep America Beautiful launches the #BeRecycled Sweepstakes

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. In support of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful launched the #BeRecycled Sweepstakes, inspiring participants to continuously live a recycled lifestyle. It’s the hope that celebrating recycling and all the wonderful things it does for this region will inspire residents to recycle more, trash less all year long. The organization provides an array of tools and resources to help improve recycling in America.
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The America Recycles Day #BeRecycled Sweepstakes can be accessed through the Keep America Beautiful Facebook page and does not require a Facebook login for entry. The sweepstakes will close at 11:59 PM on Nov. 18. Winners will be contacted shortly thereafter. The Grand Prize will include a $1,000 gift card to hayneedle.com, a leading online home furnishings and décor retailer offering a wide selection of Green Living products. Second prize offers a pair of Trex planter boxes made from 95 percent recycled content and third prize is a $250 hayneedle.com gift card.

“#BeRecycled is a call-to-action to invite individuals to actively pursue and live a recycled lifestyle,” said Brenda Pulley, Senior Vice President, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “We encourage everyone to take the #BeRecycled Pledge and to commit to the ‘Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.’ mantra in every aspect of their lives. And it doesn’t have to stop there! There is an abundance of products that are made with recycled content – make a pledge to buy those items over the traditional versions.”

Newport News residents can drop off, bulk waste disposal, bulk household recycling, metals recycling, white goods recycling, yard waste disposal, at the Recovery Operations Center located at 550 Atkinson Way. The Recovery Operations Center is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday (except holidays).

For more information on the facility please call 757-886-7947 or visit the Recovery Operations Center website.