(WAUKESHA, WI) – Waukesha County is offering residents opportunities to celebrate and promote recycling by taking part in state and nationwide campaigns. Starting November 1, residents can take advantage of free recycling facility tours and online opportunities to learn about recycling. These events lead up to America Recycles Day on November 15.

“America Recycles Day is an opportunity to remind residents about the environmental and economic benefits of recycling,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “Not only does recycling conserve natural resources, it provides tax relief and job growth in Waukesha County.”

Recycling Facility Tours
Two opportunities are provided for individuals 10 years of age or older to tour the City of Milwaukee/Waukesha County Materials Recovery Facility for free. The tours are Tuesday, November 7 at noon and Thursday, November 16 at 4:30 PM. Registration and closed-toe shoes are required for this hour-long, hard hat tour of the facility. To register for a free tour, visit www.kgmb.org.

Connect online
Starting November 2nd, the Waukesha County Recycles Facebook page will take part in Wisconsin’s statewide campaign, “12 Days of America Recycles Day,” by featuring tips each day leading up to November 15 and using the hashtag #12DaysOfARD. More information is available at www.recyclemorewisconsin.org.

About America Recycles Day
America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. More information is available at americarecyclesday.org.

About Waukesha County Recycling
For more information, visit www.waukeshacounty.gov/recycling, call 262-896-8300 or download the free Waukesha County Recycles mobile app in Google Play and Apple App Stores or like Waukesha County Recycles on Facebook.

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