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America Recycles Day Results

COMMUNITY CENTERaskHRgreen CommunityRecycling & ReusingDec 16, 2013

Author: Rebekah Eastep

Thank you, Hampton Roads!  The turnout was tremendous for our America Recycles Day events in November!  Last year, we collected about 28,000 pounds of electronics and 12,000 pounds of shredded paper.  But this year with the help of VersAbility Resources and Stealth Shredding, we collected almost 40,000 pounds of electronics and nearly 30,000 pounds of shredded paper.  We certainly could not have done this without you!

Because Hampton Roads supported America Recycles Day, about 70,000 pounds of waste was diverted away from the landfill.  Once in a recycling program, materials will have an opportunity to be reused in new products and any hazardous materials can be disposed of safely.  What an amazing contribution we made to the health, safety and sustainability of this region!

Don’t forget that America Recycles Day is an annual event.  Check back with us next fall to see what we have planned and what you can do to help support America Recycles Day 2014.

For tips on recycling all year long, check out our page on recycling at home.

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