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America Recycles Day – Video Contest

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

America Recycles Day Indiana (ARDI), a partnership between the Indiana Recycling Coalition, Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and Comcast, is hosting the “Don’t Trash Your TV! Video Contest.”

ARDI is looking for Indiana high school students, grades 9 through 12 and ages 13 years and older, to produce 30-second videos to help educate Hoosiers on the importance of reusing, recycling, or converting analog televisions instead of putting them in the trash for the upcoming digital TV transition on February 17, 2009. Participants and their corresponding schools have the opportunity to receive cash prizes, all while helping to further the goals of ARDI.

“Don’t Trash Your TV! Video Contest” is sponsored by ARDI, National Starch, Abitibi-Bowater, Indiana Household Hazardous Waste Taskforce, and the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts.

Entries, along with the release forms, must be received no earlier than December 10, 2008 and no later than midnight Eastern Daylight Time, January 15, 2009, and must be sent electronically, or faxed to 1-317-682-4746, Attention: ARDI.


America Recycles Day has been celebrated on November 15 every year since 1997. The purpose of America Recycles Day is to encourage Americans to support recycling in our ountry by increasing their recycling efforts. Visit the national America Recycles web site and pledge to recycle more!

In addition to collecting recyclables, one of the best things we can do for recycling is to make sure we purchase recycled products. Recycled products look and perform the same as those made from virgin materials. Prices for recycled products are becoming competitive with non-recycled products. And it’s getting easier and easier to find recycled products and packaging.

Instead of focusing all of our efforts on one day, the America Recycles effort has recently been broadened to incorporate actions throughout the year. In Indiana, communities typically hold America Recycles events and activities in the fall and winter. These efforts are frequently coordinated by the local solid waste management district or another recycling-related organization.

If you are organizing a local America Recycles activity, scroll down for more information.

For Local America Recycles Activity Coordinators


The 2007 tool kit (pdf) has been put forth by the National America Recycles organization that includes (among other things): – sample press releases – tips to get media coverage – tips for successful events – pledge cards (people can also pledge online at the national website)


If you are planning a local America Recycles event, please email the IRC about your event as soon as possible. Fill in “Not applicable” as appropriate. (If you are having trouble with the form, click here to e-mail directly)


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