20th Anniversy of America Recycles Day

#AmericaRecyclesDay 11-15-17
Design By: SaJorden Miller

Today is America Recycles Day, but why? On November 15th 1997the National Recycling Coalition started this day and it is declared yearly by the Presidential Proclamation. 

This day encourages Americans to commit to recycling, this had been a program of Keep America Beautiful since 2009. To raise awareness there are thousands of events across the United States to raise awareness about the importance of recycling. As a commitment to recycling and buying products made from recycled materials, you can take a pledge.

Courtesy of America Recycles Day

There are events all the time here in Orlando that is focused on recycling. Come out meet new people and help save the world. Here are some events that are happening:

KSC’s America Recycles Day (ARD) Events– November 14-15th at Kennedy Space Center

NBC Tower Plastic Bag Collection– November 15th on Howell Branch Rd.

Electronic Waste Collection Event– November 15th at Recycle all Electronic

Any H&M– November 16th

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Courtesy of @hmusa

PRIVATE EVENT FOR WINTER PARK RESIDENTS: Electronics Recycling Event– November 18th

Orange County Recycles Day 2017– November 18th at Orange County Landfill

Courtesy of @CityBeautiful 

Downtown Orlando is keeping our city beautiful with newly installed solar-powered recycling and waste units. For more information on Keep Orlando Beautiful (KOB).  If none of these interest you there is much more all year long, just keep an eye out for events in your area.

Do you need some ideas on how you can keep America clean? Check out these awesome 10 ideas from Harmony Enterprises, INC. 

  1. “Find out if carton recycling is available in your area.  If it’s not, talk to your local recycling center about recycling cartons. The Carton Council has some great resources.
  2. Stop throwing away clothing and household textiles. Find a local clothing recycler or contact Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) to find out where to donate.
  3. Encourage your kids to recycle at school. If recycling is not widely available at your school, talk to the principal, superintendent, or PTO about it.
  4. Avoid plastic bags by bringing your own bag, or simply declining the bag when you can.  When you have excess plastic bags, dry cleaner bags, or newspaper bags, bring them to your local retailer to recycle.
  5. Take the “I Recycle” pledge, and invite your friends to do the same. Businesses can also pledge to recycle more.
  6. Talk to your kids about recycling.  Beyond the typical paper, plastic, and aluminum, how can they recycle their clothes, toys, or electronics? How can they use recycled items into art projects or gifts?
  7. Find or host a recycling event in your area and take part! There are thousands of America Recycles Day events being held around the country.
  8. Get familiar with what you CAN and CAN’T recycle.  Here is a great refrigerator list, and a few more items you probably forgot.  Recyclable items can also vary by where you live, so check with your local recycling center too.
  9. Get inspired!  Go to the America Recycles Day website to find out what other communities and companies are doing. You may also be inspired by Sweden’s 99% recycling rate or what recycling centers like Winneshiek County are doing.
  10. Buy recycled when you can! When you purchase items that are made from recycled materials, you help eliminate the need for virgin materials. Buying art made of recycled materials can be even more meaningful.

Keep Orlando beautiful, keep America beautiful, keep the world beautiful. Get out in your community find out ways you can help fight the war on waste.


Cozy Home in Apopka – For Sale – 600 E 1ST ST

O5535406     600 E 1st St, Apopka, FL 32703     $184,900

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This great three bedroom and two bathroom home in located in the Williams subdivision. A new roof has been installed on this home. Currently, a tenant is occupying the home until November 30, 2017.

This home sits on a lot size of 0.17 acres which is approximately 7,553 square feet of land. It is zoned for R-1A. Central A/C and heat come equipped in the home. Cable is available and city water/public sewage is available. Kitchen appliances that come with this home include a built-in oven, a dishwasher, a microwave, and an oven. Six rooms make up this home, they are the living room (15×15), the kitchen (13×13), a second bedroom (10×10), a dining room (10×10), the master bedroom (15×12), and a third bedroom (10×10). The exterior of this home is made of stucco and concrete block. Carpet and ceramic tile are installed through out this home. This home does come with a fenced in yard for privacy.

This cozy home won’t last long.

Take a look at the pictures below to see more details of this home:



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If you’re interested in purchasing this residential home in Apopka, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more residential home listings in Apopka, Florida, please visit Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, Florida
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-629-6330 ext. 255

1008 N Thompson Rd, Apopka, FL 32712

O5469398 1008 N Thompson Rd, Apopka, FL 32712 $950,000


O5469374  1008 N THOMPSON RD, APOPKA, FL 32712  42.26 Acres  $950,000

This property is being sold with additional PID: 30-20-28-0000-00-030 for a total purchase price of $950,000 for the two parcels combined that equates to 42.26 acres of land. The value is in the land. This property can be used as potential residential land development, equestrian property or as a fixer-upper.

It’s located in Orange County with unpaved streets. Zoning permits horses on the property and the property is fenced. Additional amenities on the land include a barn, gazebo, stables, an outdoor kitchen & grill, RV/Boat parking, and a private tennis court. Fruit trees are also available on the land.

On the acreage is also a private home that is nestled among mature oak trees. The home is two stories with a private pool, porch and a sun deck. The home has a carport for covered parking for four cars with open parking available. Electric, septic and well utilities are connected. Central A/C and heat are on-site. Carpet, ceramic tile, and parquet flooring are installed throughout the home. Other additions that come with the home include a security system, smoke alarms, a fireplace, a ceiling fan, a central vacuum, a dumb waiter, and kitchen appliances that include a built-in oven, a compactor, a cook-top only, a dishwasher, a disposal, a dryer, hot water electric, a microwave, a microwave hood, an oven, a range hood, and a refrigerator.

This property is very versatile and offers many options in how it could be used. Definitely an incredible investors opportunity in the Greater Orlando area.

If you’re interested in purchasing land in Apopka, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more land listed in Apopka, Florida area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty in Winter Park, Florida
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-629-6330 ext.255