Monticello, NY – The Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste and Recycling is pleased to announce that today, November 15, is America Recycles Day.
America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, is the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Each year, people across the country participate by promoting environmental citizenship and taking action to increase and improve recycling in America.
Sullivan County exports approximately 65,000 tons of garbage each year for disposal, and if a greater quantity of this material could be managed locally as recycling, the amount of trash we export would diminish, lowering greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy and keeping more revenue local.
Take the America Recycles Day Pledge at americarecyclesday.org/pledge.
“Together, we can reduce the amount of material going to distant landfills and, by recycling, give our garbage ‘another life’,” says District 7 Legislator Joe Perrello, chair of the Legislature’s Public Works Committee. “Recycling at home and work instead of throwing it away saves money and decreases the amount of garbage we pay to dispose in distant landfills.”
For additional information about how you can contribute to the solution, please contact Director Donna Egan at the Sullivan County Department of Solid Waste & Recycling at 845-807-0294.