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Bristol's annual America Recycles Day set for Nov. 16

October 31st, 2013 12:28 pm by Lori Worley, Community Contributor

The Keep Bristol Beautiful annual America Recycles Day will take place Saturday, Nov. 16.

Held in conjunction with Bristol Virginia’s Public Works Department, the event takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the old Goody’s building parking lot on Euclid Ave. and offers free electronic waste recycling to all local residents and free Household Hazardous Waste Disposal for residents of Bristol, Va.  Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted from those who don’t live in Bristol, Va. for a nominal fee.

America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful program, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Every year, on or around Nov. 15, event organizers educate neighbors, friends and colleagues about recycling through the thousands of events that take place.

Founded in 1997, America Recycles Day is an opportunity to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year.

In 2012, nearly 2,100 events were held across the United States with more than 2.1 million participants and 16,311 organizations taking part. A total of 3,770,682 pounds of recyclables were collected, the greenhouse gas equivalent of taking 280 cars off the road permanently.

The Keep Bristol Beautiful America Recycles Day is sponsored by BVU Authority, Tennessee Valley Authority, Food City, the Bristol Herald Courier, the cities of Bristol, Tenn., and Bristol, Va., and the Bristol Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Kathy Lowdermilk (klowdermilk@bristolchamber.org) at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce.

Community contributor Lori Worley is the director of communications for the Bristol TN/VA Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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