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Posted on: November 15, 2022

November 15 is America Recycles Day

Link to information about recycling in Loudoun County

On this America Recycles Day, Loudoun County officials encourage residents to make the “Pledge to Recycle” and join tens of thousands of people making a commitment to recycle more. Pledges will be entered in a regional prize drawing. Prizes include a $300 gift certificate from REI (all ages), and a $300 gift certificate from REI plus a $500 grant for a K-12 school environmental club/project (K-12 students only).

This is the 26th year that America Recycles Day has been celebrated on November 15 as part of a national and regional effort to raise awareness of the environmental and economic benefits of recycling and recycled products.

Recycling diverts usable materials from disposal, reduces emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants, conserves natural resources and plays a critical role in the U.S. economy. 

Recycling in Loudoun County

In 2021, 130,000 tons of material was collected in Loudoun County for recycling. More than 50% of that included bottles, cans, paper and cardboard boxes coming from homes, offices and businesses.   

Loudoun County supports recycling through a variety of programs and encourages everyone to make the effort to recycle and to follow local guidelines for recycling. 

Recycling collection centers are available in multiple locations for free recycling of bottles, cans, paper and cardboard.   

Materials that require specialized handling such as used motor oil, antifreeze, automobile batteries, scrap metal and appliances, and yard waste are accepted for recycling at the county’s Solid Waste Management Facility; some fees may apply.  The county also provides collection days for recycling electronics and properly disposing of household chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials.     

A reminder that the final household hazardous waste collection event in 2022 is this Saturday, November 19, at Claude Moore Park in Sterling. Find details here.   

For More Information

Detailed information about recycling in Loudoun County is available at loudoun.gov/recycle or by calling 703-771-5514.

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