The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed November 15, 2019, as America Recycles Day in Loudoun County. America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging Americans to recycle. The Board’s proclamation calls upon the residents, businesses and organizations of Loudoun County to “reaffirm their commitment to recycling and the environmental and economic benefits recycling brings to the community.”
Recycling reduces the need to mine new ore, cut down more trees and deplete other natural resources. Recycling also produces significant energy savings, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and other forms of pollution.
Recycling also reduces the amount of material being sent to landfills. Last year, curbside recycling in Loudoun netted over 32,000 tons of material and saved 61,500 cubic yards of available disposal capacity at the Loudoun County landfill.
This year, in support of America Recycles Day, Loudoun County encourages everyone to recycle and to focus on keeping unwanted waste out of recycling. The county provides detailed information on what should go in a recycling bin at loudoun.gov/recycle.
More information about America Recycles Day, including the opportunity to make an online pledge to recycle, may be found at americarecyclesday.org.
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