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.


1827 Delafield Dr, Winter Garden, FL 34787 – Two Story Home In Emeral Ridge

O5501419 1827 DELAFIELD DR, WINTER GARDEN, FL 34787 $349,000 5Bed/3Bath


This gorgeous five bedroom, three bathroom two-story home is located in the neighborhood of Emerald Ridge, a gated community in Orange County in Winter Garden, Florida in the Metro Orlando area. This property is conveniently located near Stoneybrook West and West Orange County Club Golf Courses, Downtown Historic Winter Garden, Winter Garden Village, Winter Garden Fowlers Grove Shopping Mall, the Florida Hospital Campus, the 429, the 408, the Florida Turnpike, and area attractions.

Inside you will find double master suites and a downstairs master suite that can be used as an in-law suite. This home is bright and spacious with the perfect open floor plans for entertaining guests. Parking is never an issue as a three car garage is attached to this home with additional parking available along the street.

Other features of this home are an inside utility with washer and dryer hookups, equipped with a dryer. Combat Florida’s Summer heat with Central A/C and blinds/shades (installed throughout the house). Central heat is also available. An array of kitchen appliances included in the sale of this home range from a built-in oven, disposal, microwave hood to a refrigerator. Throughout the home are carpet, ceramic tile, and wood flooring.

On the exterior of this property gutters and downspouts have been installed. This home sits on a lot size of 8,400 square feet, which is equal to 0.19 acres.

HOA fees are due quarterly for a small fee of $259.00 and helps with the upkeep of the community’s amenities such as the community swimming pool, a tennis court, a basketball court and a fitness trail.

Have children in grade school? Consider the following nearby schools for them to attend:
• Whispering Oak Elementary School
• Bridgewater Middle School
• West Orange High School

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If you’re interested in purchasing a home in Winter Garden, Florida, please contact Mike Rance at MikeRanceRealtorCFL@gmail.com.

To see more property listings in Winter Garden, 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