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Pledge to Recycle or Recycle More Often!

Celebrated each year on November 15, since 1997, America Recycles Day (ARD) is an initiative of the non-profit organization Keep America Beautiful.

ARD is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States.

Recycling-focused events are held across the country in celebration of ARD. In 2014, more than 2,000 events were registered, engaging more than two million estimated participants nationwide. Throughout the month of November, individuals are also encouraged to pledge to either start recycling or recycle more often. Pledges can be submitted on the ARD website, through social media, or via paper form.

Benefits Impact Residents

Recycling is especially important in Baltimore County, where many of its benefits have a direct impact on County residents. Recycling helps to preserve space in the County’s only active landfill. Recycling also earns money for the County – in the period from July 2014 through June 2015, the County’s recycling sorting facility generated net operating revenues of over 1.8 million dollars.

There are many other great reasons to recycle, and Baltimore County wants residents to share their own on social media. Individuals are encouraged to use the hash tag #WhyBaltCoRecycles to spread the word and inspire others to recycle.


Learn more about the County's recycling program , visit the Bureau of Solid Waste Management’s or call 410-887-2000.

Learn more about ARD.


Revised September 26, 2016