Recycling Center will join thousands of organizers holding recycling events
across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, a national initiative by
Keep America Beautiful. America Recycles
Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and
celebrating recycling in the United States. Joplin’s event will be held on Friday,
November 17 and Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. at the Joplin Recycling Center, 1310 West A Street.
may pick up a welded-wire compost bin with instructional brochure
and a sample bag of SproutFaster---all while supplies last. Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners will
demonstrate and answer questions about recycling yard and kitchen waste into
compost, explain how to make a dog-waste digester or set up a rain barrel, and generally
help with environmental and gardening questions.
Mary Anne Phillips, Joplin Recycling
Coordinator and Storm Water Education Manager said, “I am excited to offer a small
bag of organic fertilizer again this year.”
Organic resources are usually carbon based, thus they are not
harmful to people or the environment. Conversely,
chemical based fertilizers often contain petroleum, which, if applied
improperly, can pollute our waterways after entering storm drains.
further said, “In keeping with the doo-doo
theme, there will also be a Dog Waste Digester demonstration.” Residents will learn how to turn a plastic
garbage can and lid, or five-gallon bucket and lid, into a mini septic system
that is a better way to dispose of dog waste.
Recycles Day provides a key moment in time to regain momentum for recycling in
America, and to help make recycling a daily social norm across the country,”
said Brenda Pulley, senior vice president, recycling, Keep America Beautiful. “Get involved by conducting an America Recycles
Day event in your hometown. Take the “#BeRecycled” Pledge and
invite your friends, family and neighbors to do the same. Let’s get people recycling in every aspect of
their lives – at home, at work and on the go!”
Recycling is a
multi-billion-dollar industry that employs millions of Americans and helps
advance our clean energy economy.
Recycling Center accepts all
traditional recyclables, as well as cooking oil, household hazardous waste, and
electronics; provides free packing materials and moving boxes; and a document
destruction shredder is available on a self-serve basis.
For more information about recycling in the
Joplin area or the new residential curbside recycling service, visit www.joplinmo.org and click on Recycling
Guide or contact Mary Anne Phillips at 417-624-0820 ext. 501, or e-mail at MPhillip@joplinmo.org.