NOVEMBER 15 IS AMERICA RECYCLES DAY

11/13/2012

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 and Recycling Center located at 1560 S. Happy Hollow Road in southeast Fayetteville. The tour will begin at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, 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.

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 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; and avoids greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equivalent to removing more than 36 million cars from the road each year, or growing nearly 5 billion tree seedling for ten years.

There are several other events planned for America Recycles Day including events at the Pack Rat and Ozark Natural Foods. For more information on events in this area please visit www.americarecyclesday.org to find out times and locations.