America Recycles Day

Since 1997, communities across the country have come together on November 15 to celebrate America Recycles Day. It is one day to educate and motivate. One day to get our neighbors, friends and community leaders excited about what can be accomplished when we all work together. One day to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Get involved! For general information and resources, visit

Happy America Recycles Day!

America Recycles Day is a national celebration encouraging a commitment to the “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” mantra in every aspect of your life – at home, at work/school, and on-the-go. And it doesn’t have to stop there. When you purchase items, try to look for those made with recycled content – this supports the circular economy! Visit for more information!

November 15th

Read for Recycling

“Read for Recycling” Reading Program for America Recycles Day!

Participate in Read for Recycling today! GRC is excited to continue this program to encourage both reading and waste reduction activities through this K-12 reading program, Read for Recycling. This November, K-12 students in Georgia are encouraged to read books that celebrate, educate, and encourage waste reduction and recycling activities as part of GRC’s America Recycles Day celebration. Open to all K-12 students in Georgia.

Follow these easy steps to participate:

  1. Read a minimum of five (5) recycling books in November.  Need ideas? Find a list of recycling-themed books here.
  2. Record the books and write down fun facts from the book in your Reading Journal (either online form or printed out).
  3. Once completed, submit this online form OR print and mail your Reading Journal to:

Attn: GRC Education, 725 Hancock Industrial Way, Athens, Georgia 30605

Deadline is submit journal is December 1, 2021. Journals must be submitted online or postmarked by December 1, 2021.  

Six K-12 students’ journals will be randomly selected to receive a $50 book store gift card! Winners will be notified by email.

Click here to print a Reading Journal.