America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day for promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It’s part of the Keep America Beautiful program but the day is tailored to each local community. In Champaign, the local group (Keep Champaign Beautiful) is hosting a volunteer clean-up of Boneyard Creek. It’s a chance to raise awareness as well as enjoy the fall weather with friends and family and organizations. For planning purposes, please pre-register at: http://champaignil.gov/public-works/recycling/america-recycles-day/.
The clean-up will be on Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10 a.m. to Noon. Meet at the north end of the North First Street Parking lot next to Prosperity Gardens at 302 N. First Street. There will be a free pizza lunch and the City of Champaign will provide gloves, buckets, and pick-up sticks. Wear comfortable shoes. Here’s a link to the Facebook event and an article from Smile Politely.
To get in the spirit of the celebration, here are some other local recycling resources:
- City of Champaign Recycling page
- City of Urbana: Where Do I Recycle It?
- Chambana Moms Recycling Page
- Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
- Information about Residential Electronics Recycling in the spring
- CU Recyling and Hazardous Waste