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How Will You Make A Difference On America Recycles Day?

Posted in Donate Car News, Saturday, November 15, 2014
How Will You Make A Difference On America Recycles Day?

America Recycles Day will take place on Nov. 15, and you are invited to participate! If you have an unwanted vehicle taking up space in your driveway, garage, or shed, then recycle it! Recycle your car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or RV – it’s easy! When you recycle your vehicle with Wheels For Wishes, you are contributing to the green movement but also benefiting Make-A-Wish at the same time. Recycle your vehicle on America Recycles Day and let your unwanted vehicle become so much more. 

Host A Recycling Event In Your City

If you’d like to spread the word about the importance of recycling every day and on America Recycles Day, consider hosting a recycling event in your city. You can host a recycling event now through the month of December, so register your event today. Get a group of friends or family members together and share the message of recycling.

If you’d like to join an existing event, search for an event near you here. You will find events for recycling clothing, roadside cleanups, yard sales, electronics recycling, citywide cleanups, and more! America Recycles Day is a fun and worthwhile event to spread awareness about the importance of recycling, but also to take action and cleanup the area you live in.

Spread The Word

The America Recycles Day website has great information for spreading awareness about the importance of recycling on Nov. 15, and every day of the year. View their toolkit and go-to guides here. Learn about hosting an event, engaging the media, and rallying local governments. Print posters and guides to share your message with others.

If you are new to recycling or maybe America Recycles Day will be the first time that you take part in recycling, you might want to learn a bit about recyclables first. Some great recycling resources are and

At Wheels For Wishes, we care about recycling and we are constantly sharing information about recycling and giving back to the community on our blog.

Why Recycle?

Even if you already recycle, it’s helpful to get a refresher now and then so you never forget how important recycling actually is. Recycling starts with you! Share these facts with your friends and family to encourage them to start recycling if they don’t already:

  • More than 75% of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30% of it.

  • Americans throw away 25 million plastic bottles every hour.

  • If every American recycled just one-tenth of their newspapers, we could save 25 million trees per year.

  • The average person generates over 4 pounds of trash each day, and 1.5 tons of waste per year.

  • We generate 21.5 million tons of food waste each year. Composting food would save the same amount of greenhouse gas as removing 2 million cars from the road.

Each and every person can make a difference, and it’s up to us to set an example for future generations.

Recycle Your Car

Automobile recycling is just as important as recycling at home or at work. Learn about the benefits of vehicle recycling here. If you are ready to recycle your vehicle to benefit Make-A-Wish, please give us a call at 1-877-431-9474 or fill out an online donation form.

Recycle your vehicle in honor of America Recycles Day or any time before 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31 to receive a tax deduction for the 2014 year. Let your vehicle be recycled and reused to build newer vehicles. Keep the world cleaner and greener by keeping your vehicle out of landfills.

Recycle your vehicle using the Wheels For Wishes car donation program and feel great about your decision to give back to a cause that benefits the world as a whole and helps to grant wishes for children in your community. Receive fast and free pick-up or towing of your vehicle, whether it runs or not. We make the most out of each and every vehicle we receive!