Fayetteville celebrates recycling with three planned events in November

America Recycles Day is Nov. 15 and the City of Fayetteville is celebrating by hosting “Roll with Recycling,” a series of events promoting the outdoors, stewardship, and awareness through recycling and volunteering opportunities.

Fayetteville is partnering with multiple area agencies to host two cleanups and a film screening that focus on reducing the community’s solid waste footprint. Attendees of each event will receive a ticket to win a prize, and an additional ticket if they walk or ride a bike to the event. Prizes include a full bike tune-up from High Roller Cyclery and/or two sets of bike tires from Phat Tire Bike Shop.

Roll with Recycling 2015

What: Lake Sequoyah Cleanup
When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7
Where: Lake Sequoyah Marina, 6608 E. Lake Sequoyah Drive, Fayetteville AR, 72701
Details: Volunteers will be removing trash along the lake edge and slopes. Supplies, water, and hot cocoa will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring cleanup or rain boots and dress for the anticipated weather conditions. Volunteers are also welcome to bring a kayak or canoe for the event. The day will wrap up with food and door prizes.

What: Fayetteville Trails Cleanup
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14
Where: Marion Orton Recycling Center, 735 W. North Street, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Details: The trails cleanup will kick off at the Marion Orton Recycling Center where volunteers will sign in, pick up supplies, and be assigned a trail segment. Volunteers will pick up litter along the trails around Scull Creek, and will leave bags at designated drop-off points. Cleanup supplies, water, and door prizes will be provided.

What: “The Clean Bin Project” Film Screening & Discussion of Fayetteville’s Recycling and Waste Reduction Plans
When: 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15
Where: Fayetteville Public Library, 401 W. Mountain Street, Fayetteville, AR, 72701
Details: This event features an award-winning documentary film that takes a lighthearted but meaningful look at consumerism, where two individuals compete to reduce their consumption and waste impact. The film will be followed by a city staff-led discussion of the city’s future plans for recycling and waste reduction.