You sort and separate, you weigh in and you walk away with a little cash in your pocket and better feeling in your heart knowing you decreased your carbon footprint by a little less this month. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, yet why do so many people not recycle? For those of you hoping to live a slightly greener life this coming year, this weekend is a great time to start.
It’s time to get green America! November 15th is America Recycles Day; one day to educate, motivate and involve our country in hopes to keep America beautiful. This special day was designed to promote and encourage Americans to recycle and purchase recycled products while also showing the social, environmental and economic benefits. Since it’s origination in 1997 America Recycles Day (or ARD) and the National Recycling Coalition volunteer their time to hold events, create awareness and include communities nationwide in this healthy holiday. We thought we would raise up a little hype in the HB community about this awesome day by providing all of you with a quick lists of facts, services available and information relative to ARD.
For more information about the America Recycles Day program, head to http://americarecyclesday.org/. You’ll find interesting and enlightening facts about the program along with how to take the pledge, involve your community and how to host or attend events in your area.
We also have included some Huntington Beach local recycling facilities that we have in the area:
- Huntington Beach Recycling http://www.riversidemetalrecycling.com/
- Beachside Recycling http://www.beachsiderecycling.com/
Also, thanks to California's Bottle and Can Recycling Law, recycling for cash is now as close and convenient as your local supermarket. The following Supermarket locations in Huntington Beach will now gladly accept and pay cash for glass, plastic and aluminum beverage containers!
- Sprouts Farmers Market @ 9861 Adams Ave
- Stater Bros market @10114 Adams Ave
- Ralphs Grocery @10085 Adams Ave
- Wal Mart @ 21132 Beach Blvd
To finish it all off we have also included 10 things you never figured were recyclable:
- Old Paint
- Christmas Lights
- Vans or Converse Shoes
- Video Tapes, DVD’s, cassettes and CD’s
- Glasses and Hearing Aids
- Motor Oil
Posted 15 Nov 2014 17:28.