By Joshua Malina
Recycling comes to Miami Beach on Sunday, Nov. 21st as part of this year’s America Recycles Day. Put on by the city’s Environmental Works department, the event is a sort-of expo for recycling and environmental interests, bringing together industry representatives, non-profit workers, citizens and the city.
It will take place at Euclid Circle on Lincoln Road from 10 am to 3 pm.
The daylong event will feature workshops on composting, rain barrel construction and recyclable art and jewelry. Attendees will also have an opportunity to get rid of many recyclable materials that would otherwise end up in landfills, including light bulbs, used electronics and inefficient shower heads.
The city will also use the event to debut its new single stream recycling program, which includes drop off locations on South and North Beach.
“These are 24 hour, seven-days-a-week places to take your recyclables,” said Nannette Rodriguez, Miami Beach public information officer.
The program will take advantage of an existing North Beach recycling location that has been used for “Wasteful Weekends,” a monthly program that offers residents bulk trash disposal.
The city will use the event to persuade citizens that recycling is beneficial to the community and the environment.
“Sustainability is one of Miami Beach’s goals. We would like to be a leader in environmental management,” said Rodriguez.
Also on the agenda “Streetwaves,” a program meant to “empower high-risk urban youth through environmental stewardship…swimming and surfing,” according to the City.