20th Anniversy of America Recycles Day

#AmericaRecyclesDay 11-15-17
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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.


Facts About Leesburg, Florida


  • Leesburg is known to be Lake County’s oldest city

  • Leesburg zip codes include the following: 33585, 34736, 34748, 34749, 34762, 34788, 34789

  • Leesburg is located in the Florida county called Lake County

  • Approximately 21,000+ people live in Leesburg, Florida

  • The median household income in this city is about $34,305

  • The average household size in Leesburg includes 3 people

  • The people in Leesburg on average spend about $926,938 annually

  • Home/condo values are on average $153,400 in the City of Leesburg and in the past years home value are up 9.5% (according to Zillow)

  • The average rental expense in Leesburg is $764 for a two bedroom apartment

  • Most locals that reside in this city like to boat, fish, swim and water-ski

  • Lake-Sumter Community College, one of the best colleges in the state is located in this unique area

  • Leesburg is known to be Lake County’s most full-service city recently winning awards in innovative technology

  • Annual events in this area include the Leesburg Bikefest, Leesburg Fine Arts Festival, a community fish fry, a 4th of July celebration and a Fall Craft Festival

  • Locals love to frequent these Downtown Leesburg restaurants: Bloom’s Baking House and Restaurants, Turners Kitchen + Bar, and Magnolia’s Oyster Bar

  •  The Lake Square Mall that has 70 specialty shops with surrounding shops like Target, Belk, and JCPenney. This mall also features a 12-screen movie theater inside.

  • There are 66 churches located in this city for those who frequent church

  • Health centers in Leesburg, Florida includes the Leesburg Regional Medical Center, the Heart Institute at Leesburg Regional Medical Center, the Wound Healing and & Hyperbaric Center, and the Villages Regional Hospital.


Condos For Sale in Leesburg, Florida:


Address: 2937 Tangerine Ct, Leesburg, FL 34748
For more information on this property, please visit: http://www.centralflorida-homes.net/listing/164682581-150474442/2937-tangerine-ct-leesburg-fl-34748/

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-571-3640

2937 Tangerine Ct, Leesburg, FL 34748

O5489777  2937 Tangerine Ct, Leesburg, FL 34748  $72,500  2Bd/2Bth


Located in the Greater Orlando, gated community of Royal Oak Estates, this amazing townhouse is conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, schools, and the Florida turnpike.

This two story townhome comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. Blinds/shades, carpet, and ceramic tile flooring can be found throughout the property. The kitchen comes with a dishwasher, refrigerator, and a built-in oven. Additional, appliances that come with the home are a washer, a dryer, and an electric hot water heater. Never miss your favorite show again as this property comes cable ready.

Have a vehicle or two? No problem! Park under the carport, which provides parking space for up to two vehicles.

The community amenities where this townhome is located are endless, everything you need to live a comfortable and active life. The amenities include trash removal, ground maintenance, a community pool, tennis courts, a shuffleboard court, walking trails, a fitness center and a picnic area.

Schools nearby are Leesburg Elementary School, Oak Park Middle School, and Leesburg High School.

Start making memories in this lovely two-two home!

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If you’re interested in purchasing this home (or a home) in Leesburg, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more Properties and Listings in this area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-571-3640

Waterfront Living in Lake County

Harris Chain of Lakes is comprised of nine lakes that span between Orange and Lake County, covering approximately 76,000 acres. Many who frequent this area love fishing and almost every weekend you will come across a fishing tournament. Largemouth bass over ten pounds are known to inhabit these lakes, feeding off of nutrient rich wildlife such as blue gills and golden shiners. Apart from being a fisherman’s paradise, locals and visitors look forward to the great entertainment that happens nearby. Below you’ll discover five of the lakes that are most popular in the chain of lakes:

Lake Harris and Little Lake Harris

Lake Harris has a surface area of 15,321 acres and Little Lake Harris spans 3,718 acres. Along these lakes are beautiful lakefront homes with boat docks.

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Located nearby is the Venetian Gardens that offers walkways and bridges for a delightfully relaxing, scenic stroll, that visitors state last approximately 60 minutes. They also offer a beautiful kayaking tour.

Lake Eustis

Lake Eustis has a surface area of 3,718 acres. It is known to have a majority of its shoreline occupied with private waterfront homes as the City of Eustis is known as the waterfront city. Art lovers visiting this area of Lake County are in for a treat as The Lake Eustis Museum of Art can be found nearby with activities ranging from the Literary Guild to Create & Critique, a weekly event for adult water-medium painters.

Lake Griffin

Lake Griffin has a surface area of 9,428 acres. In 2015, Lake Griffin was known to be the lake where the best bass were found out of all the lakes in the chain of lakes. It is locally known, that the bass in this lake were actually relocated from ponds near Orlando International Airport in an effort to prevent water birds from interfering with aircraft traffic routes. The bass relocated to Lake Griffin weighed up to fourteen pounds, great for sports fishing. Lake Griffin is also home to the Lake Griffin State Park that offers forty campsites, picnicking areas, canoeing & kayaking, nature trails and boat tours.

Lake Dora

Lake Dora has a surface area of 4,502 acres. It is known to be home to the most expensive properties in Lake County, Florida. Antique boat lovers are known to frequent this area annually for the Sunnyland Antique Boat Festival, where historic, antique, and classic glass and new traditional boats are showcased.

The IceHouse Theater of Mount Dora is located nearby offering weekly performance art plays, as well as kids and teen performance art workshops.

All five lakes have a total surface area of 36,687 acres. If you would like to get a preview of the area and properties nearby, contact Mike Rance, a realtor at RE/MAX 200 Realty.

To find properties in this area, please visit Central Florida Homes.

Mike Rance
RE/MAX 200 Realty
E: MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com
P: 407-571-3640

Web sources: www.lake.wateratlas.usf.edu, www.lakecountybass.com, www.judykelley.com, www.bassonline.com/florida-lakes/harris-chain, www.lakeeustisartmuseum.org, www.floridastateparks.org/park/lake-griffin, www.woodenboat.com/29th-annual-sunnyland-antique-boat-festival-lake-dora, bassonline.com/florida-lakes/harris-chain/