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For Immediate Release: 5/23/2008
Special Achievements in Recycling Recognized by County During Recycling Awareness Week

Outstanding achievements in recycling, waste reduction and buying recycled by local businesses, organizations, multi-family properties, individuals and recycling program volunteers were recognized by the County Department of Public Works and Transportation’s Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) as part of its annual Recycling Awareness Week activities.

Honorees were announced at the annual Recycling Achievement Awards Recognition Program held at the Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center on May 22.

Awards were presented in the following categories to the winners listed:

Outstanding Recycling Volunteers

Five County residents were recognized for their commitment, dedication, and outstanding service to educate residents about the County’s recycling and waste reduction programs:

Bennet Beach of Bethesda; Jessica Berrios, Bernadine Dadey and Olka Forster, all of Silver Spring and Ida Wallenmeyer from Rockville.

Multi-Family Property Excellence in Recycling

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

Aldon Management Corporation, Bethesda; The Bennington at Silver Spring, Silver Spring; Cambridge Square Apartments, Bethesda; Charter House, Silver Spring; Churchill Senior Living, Germantown; Kenwood Condominium, Bethesda; Leisure World of Maryland, Silver Spring; The Middlebrooke, Bethesda; Spring Lake Condominium, Bethesda; and Willow Manor at Fair Hill Farm, Olney.

Multi-Family Property Outstanding Improvement in Recycling

The following multi-family properties were recognized for making significant improvements to their recycling programs:

Bauer Park Apartments, Rockville; Breckenridge at Montgomery Village, Gaithersburg; Dalamar Apartments, Gaithersburg; Gaitherhouse Apartments, Gaithersburg; and Inwood House, Silver Spring.

Multi-Family Property Outstanding Individual Achievement in Recycling

The following individuals at multi-family properties were recognized for their outstanding efforts to improve recycling programs and/or increase resident recycling awareness and participation.

Jose Carcamo, Silver Spring; Alma Mass, Gaithersburg; Terry Osborne, Gaithersburg;
Esther Salness, Gaithersburg; and Deric Tomenko, Takoma Park

Excellence in Recycling -- Business

Awards were presented to the following businesses and organizations that recycled at least 50 percent of their waste stream generated in 2007.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville; Asbury Methodist Village, Inc., Gaithersburg; Barwood Transportation, Kensington; The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Rockville; Calvert Group, Bethesda; EU Services, Rockville; Fitzgerald Auto Malls, Kensington; The Frost School, Rockville; General Conference Corporation of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Silver Spring; Grubb & Ellis Management Services, Inc., Silver Spring; Henry M. Jackson Foundation U.S. Military HIV Research Program, Rockville; Holy Redeemer Church and School, Kensington; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase; Hughes Network System, LLC, Germantown; The Humane Society of the United States, Gaithersburg; J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville; Landon School Corporation, Bethesda; Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services, Gaithersburg; Manhattan Imported Cars, Inc., Rockville; Montgomery College, Germantown and Rockville Campus; My Organic Market, Rockville; Northrop Grumman Denro Systems, Gaithersburg; Shapiro & Duncan, Inc., Rockville; St. John's Episcopal School & Church, Olney; Strosniders Hardware, Bethesda; and VR Limited Partnership, Silver Spring.

Outstanding Achievement in Recycling - Business

Businesses that were recognized for their outstanding efforts in implementing or improving their recycling, waste reduction or buying recycled programs included:

Adega Wine Cellars and Café, Silver Spring; Bethesda Place, L.P., Bethesda; Daly Computers, Inc., Clarksburg; Discovery Communications, LLC., Silver Spring; Euro Motorcars Germantown, Inc., Germantown; GenVec, Inc., Gaithersburg; The German School-Washington, D.C. in Potomac, Potomac; Lockheed Martin CLE, Bethesda; National 4-H Council, Chevy Chase; Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health, Rockville; PS Business Parks, Inc., Rockville; Red Coats Inc., Bethesda; Sight and Sound Support, Inc., Gaithersburg; St. Jude's Catholic School, Rockville; Standard Supplies, Inc., Gaithersburg; Thai Market, Silver Spring; and Whole Foods Markets, Bethesda, Kentlands, Rockville and Silver Spring. 

Outstanding Achievement in Recycling - Individual

Honored for their outstanding efforts in implementing or improving the recycling, waste reduction and/or buying recycled programs at their place of business were:

Gitta Brant, The Feldman ENT Group, Bethesda; Sherrie Genson, Guardian Realty Management, North Bethesda; LaTonya Nimmons-VanDyke, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda; Philip North, Starbucks at Gaithersburg Square, Gaithersburg; Mark Ramos, Offenbacher's, Gaithersburg; Elisa Rapaport, Nana Designs, Wheaton; and
Jacquelyn Waters, Finmarc Management, Bethesda.

For more information about the recycling achievement awards program or about recycling in Montgomery County, call Alan Pultyniewicz at 240-777-6400.

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Release ID: 08-184
Media Contact: Bonnie Ayers 240-777-6507

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