America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, advocates for recycling within communities to promote a cleaner, greener planet. To promote recycling in Denton, the City has planned a series of related events throughout the day to educate and encourage residents and businesses to recycle more and recycle right.
The City’s Sustainability Department has partnered with SCRAP Denton for a free community event where guests can create their own holiday-themed centerpiece out of previously used materials. The event will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. at SCRAP Denton, 420 S. Bell Ave., and focus on providing education about what materials and items can be recycled and how to reuse items that are not recyclable.
Recyclesaurus Rex, the City’s recycling mascot, will also make live appearances throughout the day at schools across the city. Families interested in learning more about recycling, or who want to take a photo with Rex, can attend the American Recycling Day for Kids event from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Ln.
Everyone can participate and make a difference for America Recycles Day by pledging to produce less waste. To make the pledge, visit www.americarecyclesday.org/pledge. Over the next year, the City will be actively working to increase outreach and education efforts throughout the community. If you would like to host an event at your school or in the community, please contact Education Coordinator Vanessa Ellison at (940) 349-8054 or Vanessa.Ellison@cityofdenton.com.
Contact: Katherine Barnett, (940) 349-8202, Katherine.Barnett@cityofdenton.com