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Celebrate the Many Ways to Recycle, Nov. 15

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Hampton Roads Cities and Counties Celebrate the Many Ways to Recycle for America Recycles Day, Nov. 15

(Hampton Roads, Nov. 11, 2016) – Hampton Roads residents who routinely take their recycling cart to the curb are taking a great first step at being good environmental stewards. But the recycling industry is constantly changing and recycling services now extend beyond curbside service. This America Recycles Day, Nov. 15, encourages residents to think beyond curbside recycling and consider all the various recycling services offered by your city or county.

WHAT: America Recycles Day, an initiative of Keep America Beautiful. Hampton Roads cities and counties celebrate by hosting a variety of recycling collection events and showcasing recycling services that some citizens may not know are available year-round.
WHEN: Commemorated Nov. 15; Hampton Roads localities host special recycling events on or around this date
DETAILS: Each city or county will be celebrating in a different way and highlighting local recycling services. Many include the collection of items that aren’t accepted through curbside recycling such as electronics, plastic bags, ink and toner cartridges, household hazardous waste, documents for shredding, unwanted household items and clothing.
WHERE: For locations of America Recycles Day events near you, visit is your go-to resource for all things green in Hampton Roads— from recycling tips and pointers for keeping local waterways clean to water-saving ideas and simple steps to make local living easy on the environment. Launched in 2011, the region-wide public awareness and education campaign is administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and powered by the following members: The cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York; the Town of Smithfield; and HRSD. Like on Facebook, follow on Twitter, tune into YouTube and catch the “Let’s Talk Green” blog, written by a team of local experts. 


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