Non-Residential Recycler of the Year Awards
Awards given by Solid Waste Services
Awarded to companies and organizations that recycle at least 50% of their
- ACTERNA, Germantown, MD
950 employees, Recycling Rate 50%
Acterna, with four buildings, has achieved a 50% recycling rate for
two consecutive years. This is the second year that ACTERNA's receiving
- American Postal Workers Union Health Plan, Silver Spring, MD
194 employees, Recycling Rate 80%
This year increased their recycling by 15,090 pounds. This is the 2nd
consecutive year of recycling at a rate of 80%.
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
215 employees, Recycling Rate 71%
They've reduced their waste by a great amount. And they've increased
their paper recycling by a tremendous amount. The company increased
in recycling from 48% last year to 71% this year.
- Asbury Methodist Village, Gaithersburg, MD
Over 900 employees, Recycling Rate 67%
This property includes apartments, villas and a care facility. Improved
their recycling rate from 52% in 1999 to 67% in 2000.
- Axcelis Technologies, Rockville, MD
350 employees, Recycling Rate 54%
Axcelis reuses all their packaging materials. They've maintained their
strong recycling efforts for 2 consecutive years.
- BAE Systems, Rockville, MD
1,150 employees, Recycling Rate 52%
Recycles toner cartridges. This is the second year that BAE has received
an award for maintaining a 50% recycling rate.
- Stone Ridge Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Bethesda,
160 employee,s Recycling Rate 67%
This school is recycling at a high rate, and is also committed to buying
recycled products, including recycled toner cartridges and promotional
materials. They also organize a used book sale each spring.
- Euro Motorcars, Inc, Bethesda, MD
190 employees, Recycling Rate 75%
This company is recognized for its total recycling commitment that includes
specifically buying products made from recycled materials, including
parts washing fluid and copier cartridges.
- Lockheed Martin Mission Systems, Gaithersburg, MD
2,657 employees, Recycling Rate 60%
Increased their recycling rate from 46% in 1999 to 60% in 2000, donate
computer hardware to other organizations thereby reducing waste, and
participate in an active buying recycled program.
- Marriott International Bethesda, MD
3,877 employees, Recycling Rate 62%
Marriott has recycled 330 tons of construction materials from the renovations
of their headquarters building, thereby diverting it from the waste
stream. Marriott has a recycling plan to actively purchase recycled
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg,
3,200 employees, Recycling Rate 71%
NIST has significantly increased their paper and cardboard recycling
in 2000. The total amount of paper and cardboard recycled was doubled,
in this great achievement.
- NCR Corporation, Rockville, MD
285 employees, Recycling Rate 65%
Increased its recycling rate from 45% in 1999 to 65% in 2000. ( 2nd
year as a recipient)
- Orbital Sciences Corporation, Germantown, MD
1,000 employees, Recycling Rate 65%
Orbital recycles aluminum scrap from their facility.
- Potomac Electric Power Company In Bethesda
116 employees Bethesda, Recycling Rate 50%
Bethesda facility has achieved a strong recycling rate of 50% and recycles
less common materials such as florescent light bulbs, copper wire and
- Potomac Electric Power Company Service Center
219 employees Rockville, Recycling Rate 95%
Rockville facility increased its outstanding recycling rate from 93%
to 95% and operates a company-wide "Green Purchasing" program. Purchase
and use rebuilt and re-manufactured vehicle components-starters, alternators,
clutches, brakes and retreaded tires. In addition, PEPCO recycles used
computers, and reconfigured its cable splicing kits to reduce compound,
tape and insulating oil waste. All customer bills are printed on recycled
paper. In terms of waste reduction, PEPCO uses a number of really innovative
and less common ways to cut down on waste, including: finding buyers
for materials, parts and equipment no longer useful to the company,
laundering and reusing shop rags, and encouraging the use of double-sided
copying by charging more for single-sided copying.
- Rockville Harley Davidson, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
39 employees, Recycling Rate 69%
This is a small company with a big achievement. They recycle wooden
pallets, batteries, motor oil and antifreeze.
- Rockville Mailing Service, Rockville, MD
116 employees, Recycling Rate 81%
Rockville Mailing Service already had an extraordinary recycling rate
of 68% last year. Since then, they have increased their recycling to
a rate of 81%. (2nd year as a recipient of this award) They really reached
further in recycling to do even better.
- Safeway, Inc.
Recycling Rate 56% (23 stores throughout Montgomery County)
They are a supporter of recycling by recycling more than the required
materials, such as, organics, wooden pallets, and batteries. They send
all the plastic bags and shrink wrap to be recycled by TREX. TREX is
a manufacturer of a lumber alternative that's half recycled plastic,
and half recycled wood waste.
- Sensors for Medicine and Science, Inc., Germantown, MD
18 employees, Recycling Rate 51%
A small company doing its part and recycling more than 50%.
- Smith Lithograph, Rockville, MD
200 employees, Recycling Rate 98%
Highest recycling rate among all reporting companies. Smith Lithograph
is a company that continues to strive for excellence. (2nd year as a
recipient of this award)
- United Parcel Service, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
68 employees, Recycling Rate 54%
UPS recycles wooden pallets and scrap metal, in addition to the required
- Wabtec Railway Electronics, Germantown, MD
270 employees, Recycling Rate 53%
They've increased their recycling rate by 10% in the last year. (2nd
time recipient of this award)
For more information:
SORRT Nonresidential Recycling Program: 240-777-6437