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Tuesday November 15, 2022
Contact  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

New York Recycles Day/ America Recycles Day 

Date: November 15th, 2022 

Time: All Day 

Additional Information:  

Location: Across NY State and the US 


New York Recycles Day complements America Recycles Day, a national initiative to raise awareness of the economic, environmental, and social benefits of recycling, while recognizing New York State’s leadership in promoting recycling and reducing waste. 

Across the state, individuals, community groups, businesses, schools, and government agencies celebrate New York Recycles Day in a variety of ways, from encouraging others to reduce their waste by pledging to improve office or school recycling programs, hosting a reuse exchange, and improving awareness of local recycling requirements.  

America Recycles Day educates and encourages individuals on how to be more mindful of what they consume, where and how to properly recycle, and to pledge to recycle more and recycle right in their everyday lives.   

Focusing on individual action, the day highlights the actions New York State residents can take to collectively recycle right and inspire communities and individuals to recognize the economic, environmental, and social benefits of recycling. The #BeRecycled pledge is a promise to actively choose to live a recycled lifestyle by:  

Recycling at home, work, school and on the go;  

Buying products made with recycled content; and  

Educating and encouraging friends, family, and neighbors to take the #BeRecycled pledge  

Aside from the #BeRecycled Pledge, people can be part of the recycling solution by participating or hosting their own America Recycles Day event. Events can be scheduled at any time during the fall leading into the official America Recycles Day celebration. 

For information and resources about how to recycle right visit the Recycle Right NY campaign website at 

9:30 AM
Contact  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
518-475-0291 or
Location  Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, 56 Game Farm Road Delmar, NY 12054 - Map

Families with young children (ages 2–5) are invited to gather for the reading of a nature-themed story, then take part in theme-related activities. Take-home projects will be included. Each session includes three program days, with the activity running 9:30–11:00 AM. 

Session 1: 

November 1, 8, and 15 (rain date November 22) 


November 2, 9, and 16 (rain date November 23)

Session 2: 

November 29, December 6 and 13 (rain date December 20)


November 30, December 7 and 14 (rain date December 21)

Fee per session: 

$8 for Friends members, $10 for non-members; $5 material fee per child


Visit and look under the “Education Programs” tab for further information or to register. 

2:00 PM
Contact  Stephanie Rekemeyer
Location  NYSDEC Division of Marine Resources, 123 Kings Park Blvd. (Nissequogue River State Park) Kings Park, New York, 11754 - Map

Details to listen to the livestream of the meeting are available below. Attendees joining the livestream online or by phone are limited to listening only.

Link to join online:

Join by phone: Dial 518-549-0500 and enter Access Code 161 746 9818.
Webinar password: MRAC11 (672211 from phones)

LegendFive Rivers Meetings Recreation and Families

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