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Atlantic County Utilities Authority Brings National Recycling Celebration to Egg Harbor Township

Nov 06, 2017

On Friday, November 17, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority will host an Open House at ACUA’s Recycling Center, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful.  

ACUA will offer guests a chance to learn what happens after recycling is collected curbside. “Behind-the-scenes” tours (5th grade and up) give people a chance to see how single-stream, mixed materials are sorted and prepared to be recycled into new materials. The event also features crafts, games and activities for kids, including the chance to “touch-a-truck” with ACUA’s collections vehicles on hand, and a chance to win a 95-gallon recycling cart for adults.  

“America Recycles Day is a great way to bring attention to recycling. Recycling is still one of the easiest ways for residents, schools and businesses to make a positive impact on the environment. We want everyone to get to see how recycling works and to understand the important role they play in reducing waste and pollution,” said Rick Dovey, ACUA president.  

For more information about recycling in Atlantic County, visit or call 609-272-6950.   

America Recycles Day is the only nationally recognized day and coast-to-coast community-driven awareness campaign dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States. It has been held on – and in the days around Nov. 15 since 1997. This will be ACUA’s 5th Annual Open House Event to celebrate.