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Celebrate America Recycles Day!

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Tomorrow’s America Recycles Day is a nationally recognized day dedicated to celebrating and encouraging more recycling. A program of Keep America beautiful, millions turn out to thousands of events held through the country to learn more about recycling and what they can do to help. The #GreenestZooInAmerica is hosting our annual America Recycles Day field trip, engaging almost 400 elementary students in activities that promote the three R’s – reducing, reusing, and recycling. These activities make the connection between wildlife, conservation, and waste reduction, encouraging students to take positive actions in their daily lives. By recycling as much as we can, we will save energy, conserve natural resources, divert waste from landfills, and create jobs.

In addition to Friday’s field trip, the Cincinnati Zoo will continue celebrating America Recycles Day by participating in Keep Cincinnati Beautiful’s “One Stop Drop” on Saturday, November 16. Residents are encouraged to bring their non-curbside recyclable items free of charge to the Whole Foods Parking lot in Rookwood between 10am and 2pm. These items include e-waste, plastic grocery bags, plastic #5’s such as butter or yogurt containers, and used writing utensils. A full list of accepted items can be found on their website.

Cohen Recycling, the electronics recycling partner of the #GreenestZooInAmerica, will also be hosting an e-waste drive with the Bengals on Saturday, November 16 from 10am-1pm in the lot at Longworth Hall. This e-waste collection event will allow Bengals fans to recycle their unwanted electronics in a responsible way, keeping harmful materials out of landfill and securely protecting your data. A small fee will be applied to recycle CRT monitors ($5), and tube/ projector TVs (under 32” are $10, over 32” are $20). All other electronics are recycled free of charge. A list of accepted items can be found on their website.

Dave Lapham, Margus Hunt and a teammate or 2 will be on hand for autographs and pictures between 11:30 and 12:30 during the event.  Plus, everyone recycling items can also enter for a chance to win many great prizes.

One lucky recycler will win VIP experience with club seats and sideline passes when the Bengals host the Ravens on December 29. Other prizes include a meet and greet with Dave Lapham plus dinner at Holy Grail during his radio show December 23, autographed footballs and Bengals Pro-shop gear.

Join the Cincinnati Zoo in celebrating America Recycles Day! If you visit the Zoo this Friday, look for the field trip activities throughout the Zoo. All are welcome to participate and learn more about recycling. This weekend, go to one of the drop off events to keep harmful items out of the landfill!

November 14, 2013   7 Comments

Recycle and Win $1,000 or more for your school!

Come Party, Recycle and Win with Al the Can

Did you know that the beverage can is celebrating its 75th birthday? In honor of the recyclable aluminum beverage can, you are encouraged to challenge your schools to see how many beverage cans they can recycle per capita between America Recycles Day (November 15) and Earth Day (April 22), 2011. It’s an extraordinary opportunity for schools to show their true green spirit and environmental leadership by stepping up to the Great American Can RoundUp School Recycling Challenge.

The Can Manufacturers Institute, the national trade association of can manufacturers and their suppliers, is giving away a total of $56,000. Your school could win up to $6,000, plus the value of the cans and the chance to win $50 pizza cards. Have your area schools go to www.cancentral.com/RoundUp and register by November 30 to be eligible for the School Recycling Challenge. There you will find everything needed to build recycling enthusiasm and rally the community for the win.

At www.cancentral.com/RoundUp you will be able to compare your schools’ recycling progress by state, region and nationally. Environmental educators will also appreciate grade appropriate, free interdisciplinary curricula and worksheets for the classroom to continue the discussion of the positive impact on the environment through aluminum can recycling.

Please contact Jenny Day at 202/232-4677, or by email [email protected] with any questions or ways we can help.

November 29, 2010   1 Comment

Recycle and Earn Rewards with RecycleBank

Cincinnati is enhancing their recycling service by partnering with RecycleBank – a rewards program that motivates people to take greener actions, like household recycling, by rewarding them with points that are redeemable online for rewards from local and national retailers, restaurants, pharmacies, grocers and more. Similar to frequent flier programs, the more a community recycles, the more RecycleBank Points participating households earn. Single or multi-family residences with Cincinnati curbside trash service are eligible to participate in the program free of charge.

RecycleBank partners with over 1,500 local and national businesses, including the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Visit RecycleBank’s website for a complete list of reward partners in your area. Register on their website, or call 1-888-727-2978, to create and account and redeem your rewards. Once you register with RecycleBank, points earned because of the amount of material your community recycles will automatically show up in your RecycleBank account. Points can then be redeemed for rewards at any RecycleBank rewards partner. Active participants have saved up to $200 a year by redeeming their points.

Households in Phases I & II of Cincinnati’s recycling program have received their new recycling carts. To find out which phase you are in and which week you will be picked up, check out the City’s enhanced recycling program overview at: www.cincinnatirecycles.org or call 513-591-6000.

November 15, 2010   4 Comments