Brad's Beat: National Recycling Day

By Brad Douglas

Published 11/15 2013 05:40PM

Updated 11/15 2013 08:00PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- It's not on many calendars, but today is America's Recycles Day. To celebrate, the Joplin Recycling Center is giving away 250 wire compost bins. You can put your leaves and food scraps in it. It can then be used in your garden. Joplin Recycling Center Coordinator Mary Anne Phillips says we recycle more than we did 20 years ago, but we still have a long way to go. 

"The numbers prove we do recycle more, but we also generate more trash. So, you're always trying to keep up with that percentage," said Mary Anne Phillips, Joplin Recycling Center. 

They will also give out the compost bins on Saturday. 

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