YORK COUNTY -- In recognition of the 13th annual America Recycles Day set for Nov. 15, 2010, York County will be hosting its final Household Chemical Collection event for the year on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. – noon at the EDS Operations Center on Goodwin Neck Road.
Also on Saturday, the York County Beautification Committee will have recycling information and an "I Recycle" pledge station at the Market Days at the River at Riverwalk Landing. As part of this year’s America Recycle’s Day "I Recycle" theme, completed pledge cards will be forwarded to the Virginia Recycling Association to be included in their drawing to win a prize in one of two categories: youth will be entered to win a new bike (value $250) and a $250 Environmental Grant for their school; adults will be entered to win a $500 gift card to Greenhome.com.
Pledge cards will also be available at the Household Chemical Collection event.
Residents who are unable to attend an event are encouraged to visit www.americarecyclesday.org to pledge their commitment to recycling. For more information, call 890-3780.
Originally organized by a National Executive Steering Committee comprised of the Federal Environmental Executive, the U.S. EPA, U.S. Postal Service, Steel Recycling Institute, and other recycling, trade and environmental groups, America Recycles Day is now coordinated by Keep America Beautiful, Inc., the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization.