America Recycles Day is Nov. 15

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) – The city of Savannah plans to launch a recycling challenge to Savannah residents on Monday as part of America Recycles Day.

The event takes place at 2 p.m. at the sorting facility run by Savannah's recycling partner, Pratt Recycling.

Mayor Otis Johnson, members of the Savannah City Council, City Manager Rochelle Small-Toney, City Sanitation administrators, officials from Pratt Recycling will be at the event.

America Recycles Day is a nationwide campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of recycling and buying products made with recycled materials, according to the city.

The city's curbside single-stream recycling program, launched in January 2009, allows residents to recycle aluminum, glass, plastic and paper in one container without having to worry about sorting.

Pratt pays the city $15 for every ton of recyclables it delivers to the facility, according to the city.

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