(November 14, 2023) America Recycles Day (ARD), a program of Keep America Beautiful, is held on and around November 15 to educate and encourage individuals to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle and to pledge to recycle more and recycle right in their everyday lives.
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, whose mission is to empower Pennsylvanians to keep our communities clean and beautiful, has 27 county and city affiliates servicing 36 areas. In addition to hosting one day special collections of hard to recycle items, such as tires and appliances, many affiliates operate permanent drop off locations, making it convenient to recycle right every day.
Keep Allentown Beautiful, Keep Centre County Beautiful, Keep Cumberland County Beautiful, Keep Dauphin County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of Elk County, Keep Fayette County Green, Keep Lancaster County Beautiful, PA CleanWays of Venango County and Westmoreland Cleanways and Recycling operate permanent drop-off recycling centers where residents can drop various recyclables at their convenience. Visit keeppabeautiful.org/affiliate-network/find-an-affiliate/ to find an affiliate near you. Visit affiliate websites for materials accepted, locations and hours of operation.
“These convenient, low-cost options for disposing of tires, electronics, batteries, scrap metal, glass and other recyclables are crucial to making certain that these items end up where they should and not over the hillside or in our landfills. I want to thank our affiliates for providing this valuable service to their communities and the residents for being responsible and making sure their items are disposed of properly every day,” said Shannon Reiter, President of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful. “We’re shining a light on permanent recycling drop off locations for America Recycles Day to emphasize that recycling responsibly means recycling every day.”
In support of America Recycles Day, all Pennsylvanian’s are encouraged to take the Recycling Reality Check Quiz at kab.org/our-signature-programs/america-recycles-day/ and promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by recycling at home, work, school and on the go; buying products made with recycled content; and educating and encouraging friends, family, and neighbors to recycle.
About Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s vision is a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has worked with hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the state to pick up nearly 155 million pounds of trash from Pennsylvania’s roadways, waterways, greenways, vacant lots, forestlands and other community spaces. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful’s core programming focuses on litter and illegal dump prevention, cleanup, community greening, and proper waste handling and sustainable practices. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful works with many partnering organizations on the state and grassroots level to accomplish our goal of a clean and beautiful Pennsylvania. Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is the state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization. To learn more about Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful, visit www.keeppabeautiful.org.