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RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The public is invited to take part in a drive-through event that will recognize ‘America Recycles Day’ on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Rio Rancho City Hall, located at 3200 Civic Center Circle NE in Rio Rancho.

 

At this free event, participants will learn about how to reduce household waste, make reusable swaps for common single-use items, about Rio Rancho’s recycling options, the impact of contaminated recycling from our homes, using the Waste Management At Your Door® program, how to reduce residential water waste, and more from the City’s Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful and Environmental Programs divisions and Waste Management of New Mexico.

 

The first 300 participants will receive a free “Sustainability Starter Kit” of reusable items including a shopping bag, drink bottle, and straw kit. All participants will receive guides and other materials with useful information for their everyday life to reduce waste, save resources, and recycle right.

 

Del Norte Credit Union and Shred-It have teamed up to provide free shredding of up to 50 pounds of paper documents to participants during the event. Shred-It will send shredded paper from the event for recycling.    

 

Residents will also be encouraged to take the #BERECYCLED Pledge. For those unable to attend the event, the Pledge can be taken by visiting https://americarecyclesday.org/pledge/.

 

The event is coordinated by the City of Rio Rancho’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department’s Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful Division and Waste Management of New Mexico.

 

For questions about the event, please contact Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful at (505) 896-8729.

 

Since 1997, Keep America Beautiful, Inc. has worked to engage communities to come together every November on ‘America Recycles Day’ to educate and motivate citizens in order to make recycling bigger and better 365 days a year. Keep America Beautiful, Inc. was established in 1953 and is the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization.

 

For more information about Rio Rancho municipal government, visit www.rrnm.gov. Follow city government on Twitter (twitter.com/RioRanchoNM), and like it on Facebook (facebook.com/RioRanchoGov).

 

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