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Food Waste & Texas Recycles Day

Texas Recycles Day

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. 

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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.

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Click here to download. is managed by the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR).

All of STAR's work is made possible by our members and Mission Partners


pioneer partner

ANCHOR partner

PILLAR partners


ADVOCATE partners  

FCC Environmental Services

Office Interiors Group

Universal Recycling Technologies

Trashbusters Valet Trash & Recycling


Green Guy Recycling

United Clothing Donation Services

Texas Tech University

Integrated Waste Solutions Group

Travis County

Himes Service Company

NewGen Strategies & Solutions LLC

Denali Water Solutions

Smurfit Kappa North America LLC

Houston-Galveston Area Council

City of San Marcos

CPS Energy

Champion Waste & Recycling

Liberty Tire Recycling

SmartSort Technologies

City of Plano

The Organic Recycler

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This effort was inspired in part by the success of the North Texas Know What to Throw campaign, which was prepared in cooperation with the North Central Texas Council of Governments through grant funds from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. More information and resources can be found at

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