Celebrate the Blue Bin: Philly recognizes America Recycles Day 2012

Image via theilladelph.blogspot.comHere in Philadelphia, the curbside recycling program has grown tremendously. From June 2011 to June 2012, the City collected 120,000 tons of recylcables—an increase of 137 percent. Today, the City is recognizing this success and encouraging another year of recycling with Philadelphia's official America Recycles Day. All day, throughout the city, celebrations and educational events will be taking place. Check out the list of events below, which include chances to snag your own blue bin—for free!  

America Recycles Day Celebration

  • Liacouras Walk, Temple University, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • A combination of student organizations and university departments will be tabling to raise awareness about recycling and waste minimization services available on campus. For more information, visit sustainability.temple.edu/

Rose Recreation Center America Recycles Day

  • Rose Recreation Center, 75th and Lansdowne Sts., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • An educational event.

2012 PHL America Recycles Day Celebration

  • Terminal B-C Food Court, Philadelphia International Airport Terminal B-C, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Promote recycling and environmental awareness with educational activities that are both informative and fun. Several exhibitors will be there to help promote recycling at PHL and across the Philadelphia region. 

Recycling Bin Give-a-Way

  • Frankford CDC, 4900 Griscom St., 12-5 p.m.
  • Recycling education and bin give-a-way event. For more information, visit frankfordcdc.com

Recycle Philly After Party

  • Fado, 1500 Locust St., 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Celebrate Recycling Day 2012 with a drink, and a discussion on how to help restaurants and bars in Philly do a better job recycling.

*Bonus Event: November 17

City Council District Recycling Bin Give-Away 
Councilman O’Neill Councilman’s District Office (District 10), Bustleton & Bowler St., 9–11:30 a.m.