America Recycles Day

Each November, we celebrate America Recycles Day, a time to educate and empower  Americans to recycle more, better, not just one one day, but every day.   This national program of  Keep America Beautiful is dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Held on November 15,  America Recycles Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, to reuse as much as possible, repurpose items, and where and how to properly recycle.

Make a pledge to reduce, reuse, repurpose, and recycle. We all can make a difference.

Make a Pledge to Recycle (Right) with CVWMA.

We want to help. Recycle accepted items only. When in doubt, find out, or leave out of recycling containers. Learn more about what items can be recycled in our signature residential recycling and drop-off recycling programs below as recycling programs vary:
CVWMA Residential Recycling Programs
CVWMA Drop-off Recycling Programs
CVWMA Recycling Wizard
November Recycling Collection Events

Always remember, to REDUCE what you have, REUSE as much as possible, and then Recycle what you can.

CVWMA wants to take the time to thank YOU, the every day recyclers through CVWMA residential and drop-off recycling programs. Over 36,000 tons of recyclables have been recycled by residential recyclers and over 5,000 tons at drop-off locations during fiscal year 2020. That’s a lot of paper, cartons, cardboard, bottles, and cans! Together we’re making great things happen in our region. CVWMA staff compile Monthly Program Statistics to show how much is being recycled where you live.

Keep America Beautiful: America Recycles Day Resources 


Recycling and Energy Facts ( download infographic )

Aluminum and Glass Facts

ARD Toolkit

ARD Go To Guide (pdf. download)

Tale of Two Landfills Infographic (Keep America Beautiful, download pdf. )

ARD Facebook Page

ARD Twitter Feed

Keep America Beautiful on Instagram

Visit Keep America Beautiful on Pinterest.

Recycling Partnership and Communities for Recycling Resources

Recycling Partnership and Communities for Recycling Celebrate America Recycles Day Week: Download free tools & resources here.

US EPA America Recycles Day Resources

US EPA -America Recycles Resources

Participate in EPA’s social media recycling relay on Nov. 15th by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

SWANA Resources

Recycling: Myths versus Fact (US edition)

Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) Recycling Resources 

CVWMA, Carton Council and America Recycles Day
“On America Recycles Day and every day,  we hope that the public will rethink waste and reduce, reuse, recycle.  Carton recycling is important to Central Virginia Waste Management Authority (CVWMA). Food and beverage cartons are accepted in our residential (curbside) recycling and drop-off recycling programs. As a sustainable packaging option, CVWMA does not want to see cartons end up in a landfill. We ask that cartons be emptied, rinsed and the plastic cap placed back on to recycle right. Recycled cartons can be made into new products such as paper towels, tissue, paper, toilet paper, and even ceiling tiles. Spread the word #recycleyourcartons!”
Carton Council Celebrates 10 Years of Progress and Looks Forward to 2025
CVWMA is proud to be included on the list of carton recycling champion communities with the Carton Council. Carton recycling is important to CVWMA.


Want to Make a Pledge with Keep America Beautiful? Pledge here! #BeRecycled