Solid Waste Department
Erin Leclair
Office: (321) 633-2043
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
"America Recycles Day" to be held at Viera Regional Park

VIERA, Fla. -- Recycle Brevard!, Brevard County Parks & Recreation, and Brevard County Solid Waste are co-hosting "America Recycles Day" on Tuesday, November 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Viera Regional Park's Rotary pavilion.

A "Toy Swap/Drop Off" will offer parents and children the opportunity to swap their toys or donate unwanted, gently used toys to local children in need through "4 The Kids of Brevard." Brevard County's Solid Waste department will provide information on what can be recycled and days of collection, and will accept recycle bin requests and landfill tour requests. Suntree/Viera Public Library will bring some material to share and will be collecting books/magazines/DVDs. The Brevard Zoo Green Team, BCC Melbourne Environmental Club, Pelly the Pelican (Keep Brevard Beautiful's mascot) and RC, Brevard's Recycle Cat will be there to share information.

The event is free of charge, and the goal is to get residents involved, and to promote the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) through the messages brought by the participants and fun, educational games.

"Anything that we can do to keep toys, or anything else, out of the landfill, is good," said Recycling Educator Erin LeClair. "It's not just about recycling, which is important, but if we can reuse things for other purposes, or share them with others, like in this event, we are helping this generation and the next."

There will also be a collection station for various Terracycle Brigades to help upcycle items that are not normally recycled:
  • Mars, Wrigley, and Cadbury individual candy wrappers, large candy bags, and multi-pack candy bags
  • Kraft string cheese packages, individual singles wrappers, singles packages, shredded cheeses packages, grated cheese containers, creamed cheese packaging, cottage cheese tubs, all cheese wrappers
  • Capri Sun and Honest Kids aluminum drink pouches, plastic drink pouches
  • Elmer's Glue Crew Recycling Program glue sticks, glue bottles, glue tops
  • Huggies plastic diaper packaging, wipes outer plastic packaging
  • Neosporin antibiotic tubes
  • Garnier lipstick cases, mascara tubes, eye shadow cases, shampoo bottles, conditioner bottles, bronzer cases, foundation packaging, body wash containers, soap tubes, soap dispensers, lotion dispensers, shaving foam tubes, powder cases, lotion bottles, Chapstick tubes, lotion tubes, face soap dispensers, face soap tubes, face lotion bottles, face lotion jars, nail polish bottles, nail polish remover bottles, eyeliner cases, eyeliner pencils, eyeshadow tubes, concealer tubes, concealer sticks, lipliner pencils, hand lotion tubes, hair gel tubes, hair paste jars
  • Scott paper products outer plastic wrapper, bath tissue plastic wrapper, napkins plastic wrapper, moist wipes packaging, paper towels plastic wrapper
  • Scotch Tape plastic tape dispensers, plastic tape cores.

America Recycles Day, organized by Keep America Beautiful, happens every year on November 15, and was proclaimed so by the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners on November 1.

For more information, contact Marcia Booth at Marcia@RecycleBrevard.org.
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Brevard County Board of County Commissioners
Phone: 321.633.2000   www.brevardcounty.us