Held on and around November 15, America Recycles Day is the only Nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.
This day began as Texas Recycles Day in 1994 and became America Recycles Day in 1997 after two employees of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality suggested the idea to the National Recycling Coalition.
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One of the biggest problems for recycling is still food waste.
Putting food in a recycling cart can actually ruin your other recycling and make it un-recyclable.
As Texans get ready for family gatherings and big holiday meals, we're reminding them that food waste doesn't belong in the recycling bin.