Montgomery County Recognizes Excellence in Recycling Achievement

silver spring recycling binsAs part of its annual Recycling Awareness Week activities, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) recognized exceptional achievements in recycling, waste reduction, reuse, buying recycled-content products and educational efforts by local businesses, organizations, multi-family apartment and condominium properties, residents and individuals.

Honorees were announced at the annual Recycling Achievement Recognition Program held today at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center.  John Kelly, columnist with The Washington Post who writes the five-day-a-week column called “John Kelly’s Washington,” was the keynote speaker, and together with County Executive Isiah Leggett, Council Vice President George Leventhal, Council members Roger Berliner, Nancy Floreen and Phil Andrews, and DEP Director Robert Hoyt presided over the award ceremony.

Recognition was given for efforts including: recycling more than 70 percent of waste generated; implementing increased recycling and waste reduction activities; and contributing service as volunteers to increase overall awareness and participation in the county’s recycling programs.

Awards were presented to the following recipients in several categories:

Outstanding Leadership Efforts to Increase Recycling Awareness

Ten individuals were honored for their efforts to increase overall awareness of recycling to others in the community, by volunteering and contributing their time and talents to support the County’s recycling efforts:

Alexander Chi, Boyds; Jeannie Chi, Boyds; David Godoy, Montgomery Village; Lincoln Hallen, Rockville; Pershawn Hamidi, Boyds; Donovan Irwin, Silver Spring; Derek Lam, Potomac; Paolo Nardone, Derwood; Benjamin Pham, Potomac; and Lily Pham of Potomac.

Multi-Family Property Excellence in Recycling

The following multi-family properties were recognized for their efforts that resulted in recycling 70 percent or more of their waste stream in 2013:

1200 East West, Silver Spring; The Bennington at Silver Spring, Silver Spring; Churchill Senior Living, Germantown; The Colonnade at Kentlands, Gaithersburg; The Forum Condominium, Rockville; and Victory Terrace, Potomac.

Multi-Family Property Outstanding Efforts in Recycling

Recognition went to the following multi-family properties, property management companies, and resident recycling committees that established and/or contributed to excellence in their on-site recycling programs:

The Blairs, Silver Spring; City Commons of Bethesda Condominium, Bethesda; Mallard Cove Condominium Association, Olney; Riderwood Village, Silver Spring; Riviera of Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase; Temple Housing, Kensington; University Gardens I & II, Silver Spring; The Villages at Decoverly, Rockville; and The Waterford Condominium, Kensington.

Multi-Family Property Outstanding Individual Achievement in Recycling

The following resident was honored for his outstanding effort to improve the recycling program at the multi-family property where he lives, thereby increasing resident recycling awareness and participation:

Masoud Asgharinia, Timberlawn Crescent Apartments, North Bethesda.

Multi-Family Property Outstanding Individual Achievement in Recycling

The following staff members at multi-family properties were honored for their outstanding efforts to improve recycling programs and/or increase resident recycling awareness and participation:

Gail Curtis, Aspenwood Senior Living Community, Silver Spring; Myriam Lemmerman, The Oaks at Four Corners, Silver Spring; Sara Peter, Eaves Rockville, Rockville; and Vivian Stevens, Kentlands Manor, Gaithersburg.

Excellence in Recycling – Business

The following businesses, organizations and commercial properties were recognized for their efforts to recycle at least 70 percent of their waste stream generated in 2013:

8757 Georgia Avenue –  WPC Management, LLC, Silver Spring; Pepco, Rockville; Sandy Spring Friends School, Sandy Spring; and Sanofi Pasteur Biologics, LLC, Rockville.

Outstanding Achievement in Recycling – Business

Businesses, organizations and commercial properties that were recognized for their outstanding efforts in implementing or improving their on-site recycling, waste reduction and/or buying recycled programs and educational efforts included:

2 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda; 2000 Tower Oaks Boulevard, Rockville; 7200 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda; The Ambassador, Wheaton; Ashton Manor Environmental, Ashton; Bethesda Crescent, Bethesda; Bethesda Crossing, Bethesda; Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., Rockville; Churchill Executive Park Condominium, Damascus; Colonial Shell and Food Mart, Silver Spring; Columbia Country Club, Chevy Chase; Dodson’s Shell, Rockville; Evergreen Montessori School, Wheaton;  La Palapa 3, Silver Spring; Montgomery County Pre-Release and Reentry Services, Rockville; Moti’s Market, Rockville; Potomac Promenade, Potomac; Rodman’s Discount Drugs, Silver Spring; Roots Market Olney, Olney; Sidwell Friends Lower School, Bethesda; Tanterra Pool, Brookeville; Temple Beth Ami Nursery School, Rockville; The Tower Building, Rockville; Washington Property Company, Bethesda; and Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda.

Outstanding Achievement in Recycling – Individual

The following individuals were honored for their outstanding contributions in implementing or improving the recycling, waste reduction and/or buying recycled programs in their organization or at their place of business:

Steve Anderson, Micro Focus; Emily Bennett, The Chevy Chase Land Company; Steven F. Boyko, Steven F. Boyko Associates; Chris Brown, Federal Realty Investment Trust; Patricia Cuff, Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church; Kristen Dean, Cohen Companies; Tennyson Edwards, Sears; Brian Kempe, Burnt Mills Sonoco; Wilson Khandagle, Avison Young; Ed Mitchell, Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church; Ed O’Malley, Wabtec Railway Electronics; Shirley Dianne Reed, Takoma Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church; Kerry Robinson, Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC; Brian E. Rumburg, HBW Group; Amy Truong-Ho, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.; and Karen Tyler, Finmarc Management, Inc.

Partners-In-Recycling Recognition Program

The following organizations were recognized for their support of recycling and outstanding leadership efforts in mentoring other businesses or organizations and helping them to improve their recycling initiatives:

Bullis School, Potomac; Discovery Communications, Silver Spring; Family & Nursing Care, Silver Spring; The Nora School, Silver Spring; and Norwood School, Bethesda.

Detailed information about each of the award recipients is available on the DSWS website here.

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