An official website of the United States government.

This is not the current EPA website. To navigate to the current EPA website, please go to This website is historical material reflecting the EPA website as it existed on January 19, 2021. This website is no longer updated and links to external websites and some internal pages may not work. More information »

America Recycles

Success Stories in Recycling From the Signers of the America Recycles Pledge

While challenges do exist, on America Recycles Day it is important to celebrate successes to remind us of the significant progress made by working together. Incredible work to propel the state of recycling into the future is being done across the recycling system from municipalities and materials recovery facilities to technology providers, companies, and more.

The stories in this booklet are a small sampling of the many recent successes in the field of recycling. Each of these entries come from companies and organizations that signed EPA’s America Recycles Pledge – they represent that entity’s view of how active participation in America’s recycling system has helped their organization.

You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.