Celebrating America Recycles Day
Each Nov. 15, millions of people take part in America Recycles Day. It is also known as National Recycling Day, a national observance that promotes recycling in the U.S.
MCPS recycles paper/cardboard, bottles and cans, scrap metal, yard waste and nearly 20 other items that include small batteries, markers and pens, glue sticks, plastic bags, light bulbs, electronics and computers, automotive parts and fluids and building construction material.
There will be a drive-thru special recycling event for central office staff from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the West parking lot at 45 W. Gude Drive in Rockville. Do you have confidential letters and documents at home or work that need to be shredded? Not sure what to do with small batteries, markers, pens, glue sticks, plastic grocery bags, incandescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs? Bring them for recycling!
Items accepted include: Paper for shredding, single-use batteries, markers, pens, glue sticks, plastic grocery bags, and incandescent and compact fluorescent light bulbs.
For more information, email the Division of Sustainability and Compliance or call 240-314-1090.
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