Fayetteville Recycling Program To Celebrate Earth Day

04/22/2013

The City of Fayetteville is celebrating Earth Day on Monday, April 22nd by offering an educational tour and discussion of the City’s Solid Waste, Recycling and Composting programs at the Fayetteville Transfer Station and Recycling Center located at 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road in southeast Fayetteville.  The tour, organized and guided by Solid Waste and Recycling Division staff, will begin at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 22nd, at the Solid Waste and Recycling office. 

All ages are welcome to come and learn more about how and where recyclable materials go and what they are made into; composting programs and how you can do it at home; and also how solid waste is handled and where it ultimately ends up.  The tour is conducted outside, so please dress appropriately and with comfortable shoes for the tour.  If there is rain, the tour will be canceled but discussion of programs will occur indoors. 

Each year, Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.  Come help us celebrate this very important day and learn more about how your waste is handled and recycled.  Recycling has many benefits to our nation.  The National recycling rate of 34% has the following effects in the U.S.:

  • 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 36 million cars from the road each year, or growing nearly 5 billion tree seedlings for ten years.