Program helps kick off America Recycles Day
Come out to the November 30th Northwood Art and Wine Promenade
to Check Out the New Program
(West Palm Beach, FL) – Residents across West Palm Beach now have some new options when they recycle. It’s all part of marking today, November 15th, as America Recycles Day.
The program is being established by a partnership that includes the City of West Palm Beach, several other communities, the Solid Waste Authority (SWA) of Palm Beach County and the American Beverage Association (ABA).
New recycling containers are being placed in several locations, including city parks, and along major walkways in the city’s Northwood neighborhood.
On November 30th, the program will also be highlighted during the Northwood Art and Wine Promenade, as members of the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability will be on hand highlighting the program.
“Encouraging recycling is one of our core priorities, and the easiest way everyone can play an important role in preserving our resources,” said Penni Redford, City of West Palm Beach Sustainability Manager. “We are proud to be part of this program, and hope it encourages even greater awareness regarding the importance of this and other sustainability programs.”
The goal of the “Recycle on the Go” program is to provide convenient opportunities for city residents and visitors to recycle their beverage cans, bottles, juice boxes and cartons, rather than disposing of them as trash in public venues such as parks, city streets and beaches.
As much as 30% of all beverage containers that are used by residents are disposed when they are out and about enjoying public space.
The launch has been planned to coincide with America Recycles Day – when communities and organizations across the nation celebrate recycling and bring attention to the many reasons why it is important to do so.