Written by Phil Cerroni
Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) continued its tradition of partnering with the Irving Family YMCA to observe “America Recycles Day.”
This year, the seniors and the teens held a friendly competition to see who could collect the most recyclables during the first two weeks of November, ending on the official date of America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. The groups combined efforts netted 1,030 pounds of recyclable materials, the highest amount to date.
KIB provided the City of Irving blue recycling bags plus instructions on what items can be placed in the bags, and weighed all the bags as they were collected. In addition, as the local affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, KIB was able to provide the YMCA with posters, stickers, magnets and pencils promoting the event. This marked the fourth year the YMCA and KIB partnered together to encourage Irving residents to recycle on America Recycles Day.
“We appreciate our partnership with Keep Irving Beautiful for this event and others throughout the year,” said YMCA Fitness and Membership Coordinator Lynn Diaz. “It was rewarding to see our YMCA seniors and teens get involved in helping the community recycle, not just on America Recycles Day, but all year long. Thanks to KIB for providing the materials that helped make this a very successful project.”
Source: Keep Irving Beautiful