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County to Celebrate Recycling Awareness Week Next Week

From Montgomery County: 


Monday, May 23; Tuesday, May 24; Wednesday, May 25; Friday, May 27

School Recycling Assemblies

The “Magic of Recycling” show, an interactive educational program on recycling and saving natural resources, will be presented to hundreds of school students in public and private schools during Recycling Awareness Week.  Magic of Recycling helps educate students and staff about the benefits of recycling, motivate them to participate in the County’s recycling program and increase the amount of materials recycled in the County.  

The Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) will present Magic of Recycling at public schools selected from those that received “A’s” from DSWS on their recycling evaluation. The “A” grade indicates that the schools have the infrastructure in place to allow both students and staff to recycle at a high level.  The private schools selected were identified by DSWS staff for their outstanding recycling programs. 


Tuesday, May 24 -- 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

Recycling Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Ceremony

Executive Office Building (EOB), 101 Monroe Street, Rockville

(Lobby Level Auditorium) 

DSWS will recognize the contributions of its dedicated recycling program volunteers who are vital to the Division’s efforts to increase awareness of recycling, waste reduction, reuse, buying recycled products, grasscycling and backyard composting in the community. Volunteers who contributed more than 20 hours of service during this fiscal year will receive special recognition.


Thursday, May 26 – 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Recycling Achievement Recognition Program

Silver Spring Civic Building Grand Hall, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring

DSWS will recognize 50 businesses, organizations and employees, and 20 multi-family properties, property managers, and residents in the following categories: excellence in recycling for businesses and multi-family properties which recycled more than 50 percent of their waste generated in 2010, and outstanding achievement for those businesses, employees, property owners/managers, and multi-family properties and individuals for their contributions to successful recycling, waste reduction, buying recycled and educational efforts.  In addition, six individuals will be recognized for their leadership efforts to increase overall recycling awareness in Montgomery County. 

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