Published October 29, 2022
Every year on November 15th, millions of people across the United States participate in America Recycle Day. The day raises awareness about recycling and sustainability and encourages the purchase of recycled products.
To mark this, Keep Fort Worth Beautiful is sponsoring a series of recycling-related events and activities in November. There is something for everyone.
where are you throwing
This fall, Fort Worth launched a new campaign to educate residents about what items should and shouldn’t be in their blue recycling carts. Her WAIT in the campaign name is an acronym for “Where am I tossing?” The campaign encourages residents to pause before throwing items in the wrong bin, reducing pollution.
“Thirty percent of the material sent to local recycling facilities is contaminated,” said Christian Harper, the city’s solid waste contract compliance officer. “And what most people don’t know is that non-recyclable items dumped in blue bins cost the city and taxpayers five times more to dispose of than those dumped in brown carts. Our goal is to give residents the right to recycle, and when that happens, we expect them to recycle more of the right things.”
Use the Waste Wizard to determine if a particular item is recyclable Or download the Fort Worth Garbage and Recycling app from Google Play or the App Store.
When you’re ready to throw something next, just wait. If in doubt, throw it away.
Visit a material recycling facility
Join Keep Fort Worth Beautiful on November 15 to tour the Republic Services material recovery facility in northeast Fort Worth. See how Fort Worth’s residential recyclables are sorted, processed and packaged.
Attendees will see single-stream sorting systems and specialized machinery while learning which items are and are not allowed to be recycled in Fort Worth.
The observatory is barrier-free. Sign up now. Spots fill up quickly and registration closes on November 14th.
Neighborhood recycling competition
In honor of America’s Recycle Day, Keep Fort Worth Beautiful is encouraging residents to participate in the “Take a Selfie” neighborhood recycling contest starting November 1st.
e-mail Submit a selfie containing the contents of your pollution-free blue recycling cart to win a prize.
From November 1st to 14th, residents can submit one entry per household per week. Plus, share your recycling cart selfie on social media using the hashtag #FWRecycles22 to get a bonus entry. View details and rules.
One regional winner and one individual winner will be selected. The winner will be announced on his November 18th.
School Green Team Recycling Competition
In honor of Recycle Day in America, the school’s green team is asked to create a fun video showing how to reduce pollution in recycling streams.
The School Green Team will receive an email with details and rules. The deadline for entries is November 14th. By entering the competition, each team will be awarded 50 points toward the School Green Team activity challenge. The winning team will be notified on November 16th and will receive an additional 50 points.
If your school doesn’t have a green team, it’s time to build one for this school year. The School Green Team receives educational resources and support that help students care about the environment and take their sustainability efforts to the next level. Participation is free and all K-12 students are welcome (public, private and homeschooled). Visit the School Green Team website.
On November 15th, the University of North Texas Health Science Center Sustainability Team is sponsoring a free recycling event. Donate old electronics and appliances for recycling, papers for shredders, clothing, and more.Luggage drop-off hours 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
A detailed list of accepted items can be found at United Electronic Recycling website and Mobile Shred It websiteClothing, jewelry, textiles and shoes will be donated to resale shops. life changing center.
See event details.
For more information on Fort Worth Recycles Day events and activities, contact Keep Fort Worth Beautiful 817-392-2046.
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