The week of November 11, Sunflower Diversified’s recycling program will be collecting Electronic Waste and bicycles while joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
Items will be collected at the Sunflower Recycling facility located at 5523 10th Street in Great Bend. The public is invited to drop off computers, printers, televisions, and other electronic waste which will then be transported to a re-claiming facility. Bicycles will also be accepted for transfer to the Barton County Landfill for their recycling efforts in conjunction with Ellsworth Correctional Facility.
“Sunflower encourages the local area to participate in this event and keep electronic waste out of the landfill and to donate bicycles to a very worthwhile project ” said Dan Zimmerscheid, Sunflower’s drop off Manager. “We are very proud to be able to offer this service with the support of Mark Witt at the Barton County landfill” added Sarah Krom, Recycling Coordinator. She encourages those wanting more information about recycling at Sunflower Diversified Services to visit http://www.sunflowerdiv.com or call 620-792-1321.
“We are very proud supporters of Sunflower Diversified Service’s America Recycles Day event and commend their efforts to promote recycling in Great Bend and the surrounding area. Recycling is the easiest thing we can all do to save energy, conserve natural resources and create green jobs. Currently our national recycling rate is 34.7 percent annually and collectively, through events like these, we aim to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year,” said Brenda Pulley, Senior Vice President of Recycling at Keep America Beautiful.
America’s leading companies are proud to make America Recycles Day possible. National sponsors of America Recycles Day are: Anheuser-Busch, Amcor, America Chemistry Council, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies, Rubbermaid Corporation, The Home Depot and Waste Management.
About America Recycles Day America Recycles DaySM is a national program of Keep America Beautiful, and is the only nationally recognized day and community-driven awareness event dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the U.S. Since its inception in 1997, communities across the country have participated in America Recycles Day on November 15 to educate, promote environmental citizenship, and encourage action. Learn more at AmericaRecyclesDay.org.
About Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a strong national network of 1,200 affiliates and partners including state recycling organizations, we work with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities. Keep America Beautiful offers programs and engages in public-private partnerships that help create clean, beautiful public places, reduce waste and increase recycling while educating generations of environmental stewards. Through our actions, we help create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound. For more information, visit kab.org.