Recycle Right for America Recycles Day

The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project is asking Central Oregonians to join people from across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, coming up on November 15th, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.  

“Most people recycle already, now we just need to focus on what we do recycle here, and what we don’t, so that we can move our community towards recycling right. When we put garbage in our recycling it contaminates the load and leads to problems down the line. Also, when people know exactly what items are recyclable or not, they can make more informed purchasing decisions at the store,” says Rethink Waste Project Educator, Denise Rowcroft. “To help people recycle right, we developed easy to read signs that people can use in their home, office and community centers to educate about not just what goes in the recycling bin, but equally important, what doesn’t.”

These free signs can be downloaded here, and include a sign for Recycling, Composting and Trash.NEW HOME ZWS sign RECYCLE - sm

“Keep America Beautiful proudly supports the Rethink Waste Project and commends their efforts to promote recycling in Deschutes County.  Recyclable items we use every day, like that cereal box and milk jug in the morning- are recoverable resources that can be manufactured into new and valuable products. Together, we can reduce the billions of dollars’ worth of material thrown away each year and work to give that “garbage” another life through recycling.”

For more information about recycling right in Deschutes County, or to schedule a free community presentation, visit the Rethink Waste Project website or call 541-385-6908.

About Rethink Waste Project
The Rethink Waste Project is an initiative to raise awareness about the impact of waste in our community and to engage individuals, families, and businesses in reducing, reusing and recycling waste. Our educational-based programs provide the tools and resources you need to reduce waste – and rethink the way you think about waste. To learn more visit

About America Recycles Day 
America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S.  Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more here.

About Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a national network of community-based affiliates, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places. Through our programs and public-private partnerships, we engage individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment. For more information, visit, follow @kabtweet on Twitter and like us on