FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield Environmental Services will celebrate America Recycles Day 2022 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15 by offering customer appreciation giveaways at all three of the City’s recycling drop-off locations.
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year on or around Nov. 15 (America Recycles Day), local events are held throughout the country to celebrate and learn more about recycling programs.
Along with refreshments, recyclers can choose from facility stickers, garden gloves, recycling bags, and other giveaways at the Lone Pine Recycling Center (3020 S. Lone Pine Ave.), Franklin Avenue Recycling Center (731 N. Franklin Ave.) and Yardwaste Recycling Center (3790 S. Farm Road 119) while supplies last.
“This is just a small way of saying thank you to our dedicated recyclers,” says Sustainability and Market Development Coordinator Ashley Krug. “It’s also a great opportunity for our staff to connect with citizens, provide education and resources and share ideas.”
Can’t recycle it at a City drop-off facility? Check the Waste Wizard online recycling database
In 2021, Environmental Services’ solid waste division launched the Waste Wizard, a searchable online tool aimed at connecting citizens to a wealth of recycling and donation options in Springfield. Type an item or keyword into the search bar and the Wizard will provide a list of locations in the area where that item is accepted for recycling or disposal.
“So many items end up in the landfill that could have easily been recycled or repurposed by a local source in Springfield,” explains Krug. “The Waste Wizard is an easy-to-use platform to help citizens not only sort their waste properly, but to find the highest and best use for products that can be repurposed, reused or recycled when options are available.”
Access the Waste Wizard and learn more about recycling in Springfield by visiting springfieldmo.gov/recycling.
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For more information, contact Communication Coordinator Kristen Milam at 573-819-3713 or [email protected].