Celebrate America Recycl Day

Kris Major, Spokane Regional Solid Waste System, 509.625.6580

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 11:21 a.m.

The Spokane Regional Solid Waste System has kicked off their 17th annual recycling campaign, dubbed “I Want to be Recycled...”. Designed to promote the benefits of recycling and buying recycled products, several events have been planned to celebrate America Recycles Day, Friday, Nov. 15.

“America Recycles Day challenges all citizens to recycle more and to increase purchases of recycled-content products,” says Kris Major, Education Coordinator for the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System. “By increasing the amount we recycle, we can reduce our waste and conserve resources for future generations.”

The public is invited to participate in all activities. Events commemorating America Recycles Day include:

Poster Display: “I Want to be Recycled...”: Students in kindergarten through 8th grade entered the America Recycles Day Poster Contest. Posters featuring the work of 30 finalists will be on display until Nov. 15. Seventeen posters from the America Recycles Days Poster Contest will be selected to appear in the Spokane Recycles 2014 calendar that will be produced by the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System and made available in January.

  • Through Friday, Nov. 15
  • River Park Square – 2nd level
  • Free

Mobius: Kids will make a piece of recycled paper, explore a worm bin, complete a trash sort, and investigate the magnetic properties of metals.

  • Monday, Nov. 11
  • 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Admission fees apply.

Spokane County Poster Winner Recognition and Proclamation Event: Finalists in the America Recycles Day Poster Contest will be recognized at this meeting of the Spokane County Commissioners. A reception honoring finalists and their families will follow at the Spokane County Health District Auditorium.

  • Tuesday, Nov. 12
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Spokane County Commissioners Hearing Room
  • Spokane County Public Works Building, Lower Level
  • Free.

Citizens can also celebrate America Recycles Day on their own. Consider making a commitment to yourself to increase your recycling efforts over the next year! Pledge forms are available at the poster exhibit in River Park Square or visit the America Recycles Day website.

For additional information, contact the Spokane Regional Solid Waste System at 509.625.6580 or visit the Solid Waste website or the America Recycles Day website.