The City of Fayetteville Celebrates America Recycles Day

11/12/2013

Solid Waste, Recycling and Composting tour planned for event

November 15th is America Recycles Day and the City of Fayetteville will celebrate the day by offering an educational tour and discussion of the City’s Transfer Station, Recycling Center and Composting programs located at 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road in southeast Fayetteville.  The tour is open to the public and will begin at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 15, at the Solid Waste and Recycling office.  The tour is conducted outdoors so please dress appropriately for the tour.  If there is rain, the tour will be canceled. 

The City of Fayetteville is also announcing that in honor of America Recycles Day there are two new options for Recycling Something from your home.  The Marion Orton Recycling Drop Off Center located at 735 W. North Street now has containers for recycling eyeglasses and good used shoes.  Please take these items to this location only.  The site is open Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Thursday the site closes at 7:00 p.m.  The site is closed on Sundays. 

The Lions Club is partnering with the City to supply a container for used eyeglasses for recycling or repairing eyeglasses for those in need.  If you have an old pair of eyeglasses, please consider recycling these through this program. 

ShoeBox Recycling is collecting quality paired shoes for reuse.  Acceptable pairs of women’s, men’s, and children’s shoes include athletic sneakers, cleats, flats, high heels, dress shoes, dress boots and fashion or casual sneakers.  They DO NOT accept ski boots; roller skates; roller blades; ice skates; broken, wet, muddy or ruined footwear; single shoes; rubber flip flops or slippers.

According to the America Recycles Day website, recycling is a multibillion dollar industry that employs millions of Americans and helps advance our clean energy economy.

Our National recycling rate of 34.7 percent: 

         Saves the energy equivalent of nearly 229 million barrels of crude oil or nearly 20 days of all U.S. oil imports. 

         Saves Americans the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of nearly 14 million US households per year. 

         Avoids greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equivalent to removing more than 34 million cars from the road each year, or growing nearly 5 billion tree seedling for ten years.

You may also celebrate America Recycles Day with Ozark Natural Foods, as there is a rain barrel workshop from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15th at their store.  For more information on events or to take the Recycling Pledge please visit www.americarecyclesday.org to find out times and locations.