Recycling every day

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Nov. 15 is the 15th anniversary of America Recycles Day! This day is an opportunity to recognize the daily decision we can all make to save energy and resources by recycling resources back into our economy.

There will be community events in Shelby, Helena, Miles City, Missoula, Lincoln and Dillon. Additional events can still be posted at AmericaRecyclesDay.org or through RecycleMontana.org.

A dozen Montana schools are competing in this year’s national Recycle Bowl, from Oct. 15 to Nov. 9, with the school recycling the most per-capita guaranteed to win $1,000, with an additional opportunity to compete nationally for funds to purchase recycling bins.

This year has seen improved recycling across the state, from electronic recycling events along the Hi-Line to a first-time plastics recycling event in Lewistown. Communities across the state have seen expanded options to recycle priority items such as e-waste and traditional recyclables through both events and expanded public and private services.

Visit Recycle Montana for more details about America Recycles Day events, the Recycle Bowl results, and recycling in Montana at RecycleMontana.org. We also work to provide recycling education program for schools across the state.

Happy America Recycles Day, Montana!

Mark Nelson

Recycle Montana

Helena

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