US flag made with recycled items

America Recycles Day is November 15. To celebrate this year, the College Park Arts Exchange and the Department of Public Works are hosting an America Recycles Day Sculpture Workshop.

This is a creative, fun way to keep residents thinking about recycling in the city. Details are listed on the CPAE website but here is a synopsis:

When: Tomorrow, Saturday, November 12, 10am – 4pm

Where: Davis Hall, 9217 51st Avenue

College Park residents are encouraged to form small groups.

There are limited spaces to host the workshop so we are asking for a $15 registration fee for each group to secure your spot (which goes towards the cost of lunch).

For groups that want to participate, start thinking ahead now to what type of sculpture you want to create.

Save your recyclable items (be creative but avoid glass, please. There will be a small supply of things to fill in any gaps) to use in your sculptures. You can read this article from for ideas on recycling. CPAE’s talented instructor Mr. Aaron Springer will be there to help with guidance and sculpture assembly.

There will  be giveaways and other fun stuff for participants, and for those who join.

There will also be recycling pledge cards to fill out that will be taken to the December Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Recycling Committee meeting to go into a drawing for a gift certificate to a bicycle shop and a school grant for $500 to student-aged winner.

In addition, the sculptures will be on display in the council chambers for the two weeks following the 11/12 workshop so they can be admired by anyone attending the council work session and business meeting.

Anyone that would like more details or want to sign up is encouraged to contact Stacey King (; 240-487-3593) or Melissa Sites of College Park Arts Exchange (; 301-927-3013).