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Lexington and Rockbridge to celebrate America Recycles Day at Hopkins Green

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, City of Lexington and County of Rockbridge will host the first ever Recycle Rockbridge celebration at Hopkins Green, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. 

From 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., Rockbridge County’s LIVE (Limit your Impact, Value the Earth) mobile classroom will be stationed at Hopkins Green (22 W. Nelson St.), featuring interactive educational displays and a comprehensive message of sustainability and stewardship. Additionally, attendees are invited to participate in kid-friendly and educational games, such as sorting races using recycled materials. The event will be free and open to the public.

In a collaborative effort to “recycle more and recycle right,” Rockbridge and Lexington will promote education and awareness of recycling throughout next week via social media and community outreach.

Supporting organizations: Discovery Heights Children's Museum, 50 Ways RockbridgeMain Street Lexington

  • For more information about recycling in County of Rockbridge, visit their website here, and stay updated by following the Rockbridge County Solid Waste Authority’s Facebook page.
  •  For more information about recycling in City of Lexington, visit their website here, and stay updated by following the City’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It has been held on – and in the weeks leading into – Nov. 15 since 1997. America Recycles Day is made possible through the generous support of American Chemistry Council, H&M, Indorama Ventures, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Keurig Green Mountain, & Waste Management.