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For Immediate Release: 5/21/2009
Special Achievements in Recycling Recognized by County During Recycling Awareness Week

Outstanding achievements in recycling, waste reduction and buying recycled-content products by local businesses, organizations, multi-family properties, individuals and recycling program volunteers have been recognized by the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’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 21.

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

Outstanding Recycling Volunteers

One family and four County residents were recognized for their commitment, dedication, and outstanding service to educate fellow residents about the County’s recycling and waste reduction programs, including backyard composting and grasscycling: Sarah Chen and Olivia Lueng both of Rockville; Joe Connor of Sandy Spring; Bob Mabie of Olney; and Dave, Calleen and Darby White of Gaithersburg.

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: Andrew Kim House, Olney; Aspenwood Senior Living Community, Silver Spring; Eighty-Two Hundred, Bethesda; Fairmont Plaza Condominium, Bethesda; The Irene, Chevy Chase; Kenwood House, Inc., Chevy Chase; The Riviera of Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase; Willow Manor at Colesville, Silver Spring; 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: Bethesda Place, Bethesda; Lar-Ken Apartments, LLC, Derwood; Pooks Hill Tower, Bethesda; and West Spring Condominium, Bethesda.

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: Elisa Arboleda, Chevy Chase; Reggie Denis, Silver Spring; Pat Eacho, Olney; Quentin Lowry, Bethesda; Edgar McFoy, Rockville; Garvin Robertson, Silver Spring; and Allen Stevic, Gaithersburg.

Excellence in Recycling -- Business

Awards were presented to the following businesses, organizations and commercial properties that recycled at least 50 percent of their waste stream generated in 2008: 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville; 7900 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda; 9200, 9201, 9221 Corporate Boulevard, Rockville; 9801 Washingtonian Office, Inc., Gaithersburg; Bethesda Place, Bethesda; BioReliance, Rockville; The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., Rockville; Calvert Group, Bethesda; Capitol Cable and Technology, Inc., Gaithersburg; Discovery Communications, Silver Spring; EU Services, Rockville; Euro Motorcars, Bethesda; General Conference Corporation of the Seventh-Day Adventist, Silver Spring; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase; Hughes Network Systems, LLC, Germantown; The Humane Society of the United States, Gaithersburg; The Izaak Walton League of America, Gaithersburg; J. Craig Venter Institute, Rockville; Kensington Antique Village, Kensington; Montgomery College, Germantown, Rockville and Takoma Park; My Organic Market, Rockville; Ourisman Honda, Bethesda; R.A. Zimmerman and Sons, Burtonsville; Silver Spring Data Center, Silver Spring; St. Martin of Tours Church and School, Gaithersburg; and United Therapeutics Corporation, Silver Spring.

Outstanding Achievement in Recycling - Business

Businesses and commercial properties that were recognized for their outstanding efforts in implementing or improving their recycling, waste reduction or buying recycled programs included: BAE Systems, 1601 Research Boulevard, Rockville; Brookfield Properties for Silver Spring Metro Plaza and Metro Plaza I, Silver Spring; Clark Office Building, LLC, Bethesda; Daly Computers, Inc., Clarksburg; Duffie Inc., Silver Spring; Henry M. Jackson Foundation U.S. Military HIV Research Program, Rockville; McCormick Paints, Rockville; National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda; The Nora School, Silver Spring; Potomac Ridge Behavioral Health, Rockville; Scuderi Auto Body, Inc., Rockville; St. Elizabeth Church and School, Rockville; Tastee Diner, Inc., Silver Spring; TW Perry, Chevy Chase; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring; and Whole Foods Markets, Bethesda, Kentlands, Rockville, and Silver Spring.

Outstanding Achievement in Recycling - Individual

The following individuals were honored for their outstanding efforts in implementing or improving the recycling, waste reduction and/or buying recycled programs at their place of business: Ramona de la Peña, Peel Properties, Bethesda; Robert Dornan, Tishman Speyer Properties, Bethesda; Ana Fannon, Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, Rockville; Maria Fano, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Gaithersburg; Arthur Koenig, OBA Bank, Germantown; Brittany Limmer, Matan Property Management, Germantown; and Julio Tamayo, The Home Depot, Silver Spring.

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

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Media Contact:  Bonnie Ayers, 240-777-6507

Program Details:  Eileen Kao or Alan Pultyniewicz, 240-777-6400

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Release ID: 09-235

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