Morrow County to celebrate America Recycles Day Nov. 15th
Health Educator Louann Holmes will ask the question, “I Recycle. Do You?” during activities planned for Nov. 15 in celebration of America Recycles Day. The Morrow County Recycling and Litter Prevention Office will be at local schools to distribute information designed to educate, motivate and inspire students to recycle more while encouraging their friends and families to do the same.
Since 1997, communities across the country have come together each Nov. 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States. One day to educate and motivate. One day to get neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when everyone works together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.
Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 15-year history of ARD, a nationally recognized initiative dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work and on the go. Anyone can take the pledge by going to the ARD Web site at (americarecyclesday.org).
In 2011, Morrow County recycled almost 859,000 pounds of waste. The alternative is to throw away trash at a cost of about $38 per ton.
For more information on recycling in Morrow County please call the health department at (419)947‑1545 or visit us on the web at www.MorrowCountyHealth.org. We are “Your Partner in Prevention and Preparedness.”