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For Immediate Release: 5/23/2013
Montgomery County Recognizes Excellence in Recycling Achievement During Recycling Awareness Week 2013

As part of its annual Recycling Awareness Week activities, the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Solid Waste Services (DSWS) recognized outstanding 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 at the Silver Spring Civic Building on May 22. The Federal Environmental Executive, Jonathan Powers, who gave the keynote speech, joined County Executive Ike Leggett, Council Vice President Craig Rice and DEP Director Bob Hoyt in presenting awards to the recipients.

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

Awards were presented to the following recipients in the designated categories:

Outstanding Leadership Efforts to Increase Recycling Awareness

Five individuals were recognized for their efforts to increase overall awareness of recycling to others in the community, including volunteers who contributed their time and talents to support the County’s recycling efforts:

Janani Chakravarthi, Gaithersburg; Paolo M. Nardone, Derwood; Jeong-Yoon Wu, Olney; and Jiaxuan Wu and John Wu of Boyds.

Multi-Family Property Excellence in Recycling

The following multi-family properties were recognized for their efforts to recycle 70 percent or more of their waste stream in 2012:

The Bennington at Silver Spring, Silver Spring and 4620 North Park Avenue Condominium Association, Chevy Chase.

Multi-Family Property Outstanding Effort in Recycling

The following multi-family properties were recognized for establishing and/or contributed to excellence in their on-site recycling programs:

1200 East West, Silver Spring; Decoverly IV Condominium, Inc., Rockville; Grosvenor Park II Condominium, Rockville; Highland House Apartments, Chevy Chase; Highland House West Apartments, Chevy Chase; Highland Square, Gaithersburg; Huntington at King Farm, Rockville; The Residences at Rollins Ridge, Rockville; Riderwood Village, Silver Spring; The Riviera of Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase; The Sterling Home Owner’s Association, Inc., North Bethesda; The Veridian Apartments at Silver Spring Metro, Silver Spring; The Villages at Decoverly, Rockville; The Whitney at Bethesda Theatre, Bethesda; and The Wisconsin, A Condominium, North Bethesda.

Multi-Family Property Outstanding Individual Achievement in Recycling

The following residents living in multi-family properties were recognized for their outstanding efforts to improve the recycling programs at their properties and/or increase resident recycling awareness and participation:

Austin Creel, Maplewood Park Place, Bethesda, and Barbara Person, Ingleside at King Farm, Rockville.

Multi-Family Property Outstanding Individual Achievement in Recycling

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

Edna Kweti, Rock Creek Village Condominium, Silver Spring, and Joe Podson, Homecrest House, Silver Spring.

Excellence in Recycling – Business

The following businesses, organizations and commercial properties were honored for their efforts to recycle at least 70 percent of their waste stream generated in 2012:

Crawford Tire, Inc., Bethesda; Dow Jones and Company, Inc., Silver Spring; The German School – Washington, D.C. in Potomac, Potomac; Lockheed Martin Center for Leadership Excellence, Bethesda; and Ridgewells Catering, Bethesda.

Outstanding Achievement in Recycling – Business

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

Axcelis Technologies, Rockville; Best Buy #819, Germantown; Bethesda Green, Bethesda; Bialek Environments, Rockville; Brooke Grove Foundation, Sandy Spring; Brookfield Office Properties – Three Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda; Capital Bank – One Church Street, Rockville; Chevy Chase Club, Inc., Chevy Chase; Community Support Services, Inc. – 9075 Comprint Court, Gaithersburg; Convergent Wealth Advisors, Potomac; Family and Nursing Care, Silver Spring; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Rockville; Germantown Veterinary Clinic, Germantown; Georgia Crossing at the Anchor Inn, Bethesda; Good Earth Garden Market, Potomac; Hickman’s Exxon, Rockville; Jones Lang LaSalle – 6705 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda; Kaiser Permanente – Shady Grove Medical Office Building, Rockville; La Bamba Restaurant, Silver Spring; Landow Building Limited Partnership, Bethesda; National Institutes of Health – 5 Research Court, Rockville; Negril, Silver Spring; Our Lady of Lourdes Parish/School, Bethesda; Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Olney; Rainbow Laundry, Silver Spring; Royco, Inc. – The World Building, Silver Spring; Shady Grove Professional Park, Gaithersburg; St. John’s Episcopal Church and Oneness Family School, Chevy Chase; Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Bethesda; Travel Place, Potomac; The Universities at Shady Grove – Camille Kendall Academic Center, Rockville; Viers Mill Village, Silver Spring; Wellbeing Café, Inc., Rockville; Woder Ethiopia Restaurant and Carry Out, Silver Spring; and Zuckerman Gravely Management – Potomac Place Shopping Center, Chevy Chase.

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 at their place of business:

Ellen Bennett, Montgomery County Parks, Wheaton; Howie Boyd, WABTEC Railway Electronics, Germantown; Sara Carleton, Parkway Plaza Associates, Kensington; Michael Deyo, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, Rockville; Kay Dietrich, Washington Gas – Northwest Station, Rockville; Christine Johnson, Montgomery County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Clarksburg; Keith Norwood, McShea Management, Rockville; Amy Pangburn, Hughes Network Systems, Germantown; Mary Pedersen, McLean School of Maryland, Potomac; and Harry Vaughn, Montgomery County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Rockville.

Detailed information about each award recipient is available on the DSWS website at

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Program details: Eileen Kao, 240-777-6406; Alan Pultyniewicz, 240-777-6480
Media contact: Bonnie Ayers, 240-777-6507

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Release ID: 13-156

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