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County will celebrate 'America Recycles Day' Nov. 17

Post Date:11/01/2018 9:00 PM

SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota County will celebrate America Recycles Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, with a free event where residents and visitors can learn about recycling and other sustainable practices.  

County staff will host a variety of games and activities, provide a composting demonstration, offer tours of the landfill aboard the SRQ Trolley and have food available for purchase from Nunn Better BBQ. The Garbage-Men Band will be performing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the county's waste vendor, Waste Management, along with the City of Venice, will have recycling trucks available for viewing. 

Additional vendors participating in the event include the cities of Sarasota and North Port, local artist Emma Bruno, Precious Plastics, Waste Corporation of America (WCA) and Aria Energy Corp. 

As part of the Keep America Beautiful initiative, America Recycles Day, which is Nov. 15, is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. 

Can't make it to the event? Take the America Recycles Pledge at americarecyclesday.org/pledge.

The Sarasota County Central County Solid Waste Disposal Complex is located at 4000 Knights Trail Road, Nokomis.   

For more information, call the Sarasota County Contact Center at 941-861-5000.