Metro Recycling sponsors Earth Day

2013-04-03T15:10:00Z 2013-04-03T15:18:11Z Metro Recycling sponsors Earth DayLaRae Dykstra | Contributor nwitimes.com
April 03, 2013 3:10 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | Metro Recycling is excited to be part of the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Event on April 20. This entertaining, free event will be held at the Porter County Expo Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Northwest Indiana Earth Day will include family fun and educational activities on ways to live a greener life.

“We’re proud to be a sponsor for the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Event,” said Neil Samahon, CEO of Metro Recycling. “We want to engage the community in the benefits of recycling and provide educational resources on all the various types of materials that can be recycled.”

The 8th annual Northwest Indiana Earth Day Event is open to the public. Many other organizations, schools, and businesses will all be in attendance and will supply many fun activities for attendees. Metro Recycling will feature coloring stations, recycle organizing, material education, games and more.

“I hope the community members come to enjoy a fun day with us,” Samahon said. “I want to help people understand that recycling can be fun, easy, and is ultimately the best way to preserve the earth.”

Earth Day 2013 will be an event to learn how to reduce your ecological footprint. Metro Recycling and other Earth Day participants want to work with the community to decrease the amount of waste harming the earth.

In addition to Earth Day, Metro Recycling focuses on increasing community awareness on the impact of recycling everyday with school presentations, and yard tours of their recycling facilities in Valparaiso, Griffith, and Blue Island. Metro Recycling helps reduce ecological footprints by accepting a long list of recyclable items, including but not limited to aluminum cans, copper, brass wire, scrap steel, scrap iron, stainless steel, radiators, vinyl and aluminum siding, electric motors, paper and cardboard.

Since 1988, Metro Recycling has been committed to the environment. The three locations in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana believe that taking care of the environment involves the whole community. Earth Day 2013 is helping them to continue their efforts of educating staff and communities on the importance and ease of recycling.

For more information on Metro Recycling and a list of acceptable items, please visit www.wheredoirecycle.com.

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