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America Recycles Day 2021

About America Recycles Day

The Keep America Beautiful America Recycles Day is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Held on and around Nov. 15, America Recycles Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle, and to pledge to recycle more and recycle right in their everyday lives.  

Focusing on individual action, the 2021 America Recycles Day highlights the actions we can all take to collectively address the challenges facing our nation’s recycling system. Through ARD, Keep America Beautiful and its partners inspire communities and individuals to recognize the economic, environmental, and social benefits of recycling. Keep America Beautiful urges people to pledge to reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle in every aspect of their life. The #BeRecycled pledge is a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by: 

  1. Recycling at home, work, school and on the go; 

  1. Buying products made with recycled content; and 

  1. Educating and encouraging friends, family, and neighbors to take the #BeRecycled pledge 

Aside from the #BeRecycled Pledge, people can be part of the recycling solution by participating or hosting their own America Recycles Day event. Events can be scheduled at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration, Nov. 15. Keep America Beautiful encourages all participants and event organizers to follow state and local health guidelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

If you are a KAB affiliate already registered on the volunteer portal, post your event using your account at volunteer.kab.org. If you are an affiliate who needs access to the KAB volunteer portal, contact us to request access. If you are not currently a KAB affiliate but would like to have your event posted at this site, contact us to request a posting.

Sponsors of this year’s America Recycles Day include: