America Recycles Day and Earth Day

Each year, America Recycles Day (ARD) and Earth Day are special days that people can promote their positive environmental efforts and commit to more recycling at home, work, and school. Although the Governor of North Dakota typically proclaims “North Dakota Recycles Day” each November 15, it is nationally, America Recycles Day. ARD is now part of Keep America Beautiful.

America Recycles Day

Help Us Make Recycling Work in America

More than a celebration, America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling programs in the United States. It’s one day to inform and educate; one day to get our neighbors, friends, and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together; one day to make recycling bigger and better—365 days a year. Let’s make recycling work in our communities.

Get Involved

You can organize an event (recycling challenge, recycling collection, etc.), attend an event, spread the word (by e-mailing friends and family about ARD), and take the “I Recycle” pledge or challenge all at the ARD site. Get free items (pencils, buttons, posters, etc.) while supplies last when you register an event.

If you are planning a recycling event for America Recycles Day (November 15th), you can contact the NDDOH Solid Waste Program at (701) 328-5166

Earth Day

Many events also take place on or surrounding Earth Day, celebrated April 22nd. Some include campus or school recycling challenges, festivals, art features, computer or household hazardous waste round-ups, and more. The Fargo–Moorhead area Earth Week Committee has activities going on around this time. There is also an Earth Day Festival that takes place in Bismarck each April.