Celebrate America Recycles Day With The SWA On Nov. 16

The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County will celebrate America Recycles Day with recycling games, food trucks, tours and more on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SWA Education Center (6751 N. Jog Road, West Palm Beach).

This is a party with a purpose with fantastic family festivities. See where your waste winds up and celebrate all that families can do to “reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink” their waste.

Sort recyclables on the interactive touch table in the LEED Platinum Education Center, see the 9-ton trash claw feed trash into the machine in Renewable Energy Facility 2, experience the complex recycling processes at the Recovered Materials Processing Facility and witness how much garbage residents actually throw away.

The day will include several vendors and food trucks, along with a paper shredding event. Palm Beach County residents can bring up to six boxes of personal documents for free shredding from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winners of the SWA’s America Recycles Day Coloring Contest will be announced and awarded prizes.

Guests will also be able to enjoy live music from the True Oldies Channel, and participants are encouraged to drop off a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. They are looking for rice and pasta and canned soups, fruits, vegetables and meats (no glass containers). The SWA is also a drop-off spot for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. Event attendees can donate new, unwrapped toys to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters.

America Recycles Day, a program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. Learn more about the Nov. 16 event at www.swa.org.