As part of Montgomery County’s 19th annual Recycling Awareness Week, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recognized outstanding achievements in waste reduction, reuse and recycling.
County Executive Isiah Leggett was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his personal commitment to reducing waste and recycling, and his vision, advocacy and leadership which have guided the County to continuously strive for progressive, responsible and sustainable waste and materials management both now, and into the future.
Leggett, joined by the Chief of the Division of Solid Waste Services, Willie Wainer, recognized and thanked each of the recipients for their dedication and commitment to protecting the environment through their efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. Leggett also spoke of the County’s initiatives to further reduce generated waste and increase recycling achievement towards the County’s 70% recycling goal.
Recognition was given for the following efforts:
Awards were presented to the following recipients in several categories:
Eight community champions were recognized for their individual efforts to increase overall awareness of waste reduction, reuse, recycling, buying recycled products, and grasscycling and backyard composting to others in the community or at their workplace; including several recycling program volunteers who contributed their time and talents to support the County’s waste reduction and recycling efforts. The following were recognized for their contributions to increase awareness and participation in the County:
The following multi-family properties were recognized for their robust efforts to reduce waste and recycle 70 percent or more of their waste stream in 2017:
Recognition went to the following multi-family properties that implemented or enhanced their waste reduction initiatives and/or voluntarily recycled significant quantities of materials that further reduced the overall amount of solid waste generated at their property:
The following multi-family properties were recognized for their efforts to provide a higher level of education, training and awareness to their residents and property staff in an engaging manner to increase overall awareness and participation in their on-site recycling program:
The following businesses and organizations were recognized for their robust efforts to reduce waste and recycle 70% or more of their waste stream in 2017:
Businesses that were recognized for their efforts to implement or enhance their waste reduction and reuse initiatives and/or voluntarily recycled significant quantities of materials that further reduced the overall amount of solid waste generated at their workplace:
The following businesses, non-profit organizations, and government facilities were honored for their efforts to provide a higher level of education, training and awareness to their employees and customers in an engaging manner to increase overall awareness and participation in their on-site recycling program:
Recognition was awarded to the following businesses and commercial properties for their efforts to revitalize their waste reduction, reuse and recycling programs to increase the opportunities for their employees, customers, and visitors to reduce waste, reuse and recycle more materials:
Detailed information about each of the award recipients is available on the DEP website at montgomerycountymd.gov/recycling.