National Another Look Unlimited Day

If you’re like most people, you’ve likely already collected a bunch of stuff from the moment you finished spring cleaning to the moment Labor Day has rolled around—a junk collection that will continue to grow until you take action and do something about it.

Fortunately, there’s a holiday that helps people deal with this ever-growing collection of garbage, and this day is called National Another Look Unlimited Day. It’s a holiday that falls on the day after Labor Day in the U.S. On this day, people are encouraged to look through all of their “stuff” and see not only what needs to be tossed out but also what can be recycled or donated to charities or friends.

Facts About American Garbage

We thought that taking a few moments to talk about how much trash the average American household produces each year is a great addition to this holiday article, so let’s take a look at some stats, shall we?

  • The average American produces over 1,700 pounds of garbage annually.
  • American households produce three times the amount of garbage than the global average.
  • Worldwide, there are 2.3 tons of municipal waste created annually.

Observing National Another Look Unlimited Day

National Another Look Unlimited Day is a holiday on which people are encouraged not just to throw all of the stuff they want to get rid of into a landfill but to give it one last look to see if it could be repurposed in some way.

This might mean donating the items to a charity, selling them online or through a yard sale, recycling them, or even turning them into an art project. It’s also a good idea to think about all of the stuff that you buy throughout the year and consider ways you can reduce the amount of garbage you produce.

While celebrating this holiday, don’t forget to use the hashtag #NationalAnotherLookUnlimitedDay on your social media accounts to spread the word about this holiday to friends and family.

When is it?
This year (2024)
September 3 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
September 2 Tuesday
Last year (2023)
September 5 Tuesday