Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in and was first held on April 22, 1970, according to Wikipedia.
Locally the recycling center hosted by Dove has been celebrating Earth Day since at least 2001. It’s a day to bring in your aluminum beverage cans to recycle and get a little bonus for the cans. In turn, you are supporting the many programs of Dove and helping the environment.
This year, you can join us in celebrating Earth Day by bringing your cans to the Community Recycling Center, 130 W. Cerro Gordo, in downtown Decatur. Friday, April 25th hours are 8:00 a.m. to noon and on Saturday the 26th, it will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thanks to all the volunteers who make these special days happen!
You can get 50cents per pound for your cans on those two special days.
The regular hours are Thursdays afternoons from noon to 5:00 p.m and Friday and Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Make it a habit to recycle with Dove. Easy way to help the environment and to help Dove!