Outstanding Contributions to Recycling
Awards given by Solid Waste Services
Awarded to individuals who significantly increased recycling awareness and motivated others in the community to maximize their recycling, waste reduction and buying recycled efforts
Mr. Bob Jones
During his many years working at the Bureau of National Affairs’ Key West Avenue location in Rockville, Mr. Bob Jones became an advocate for recycling at businesses in the County. His managed a very successful waste reduction and recycling program at BNA, and his contributions to recycling extended beyond BNA when he recently starred in a video to educate residents and businesses about recycling, waste reduction and buying recycled products.
Mr. Charles Atwell
As President and CEO of Innovative Business Interiors in downtown Silver Spring, Mr. Charles Atwell recognizes the importance of increasing recycling. Mr. Atwell was a key participant in the County’s first cooperative business recycling and refuse collection project in Silver Spring. His leadership and commitment to recycling helped the participating businesses save money while increasing the amount of materials recycled. His efforts continue today as he embarks on helping to establish Silver Spring Green and ensuring that recycling awareness is part of the new organization’s efforts.
Ms. Sandy August
Ms. Sandy August has been an advocate of the environment for many years. Ms. August regularly invites the Division to participate in the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s annual H2O Fest to increase residents’ awareness about recycling, waste reduction and buying recycled products. This past year, for the very first time, Ms. August coordinated the event to be held in the County at the Seneca Waste Water Treatment facility and ensured that all visitors received information about the County’s recycling programs.
Mr. Dave Feldman
As Executive Director of Bethesda Green, Mr. Dave Feldman has been working tirelessly to increase recycling in Bethesda. He developed a working partnership with the Division of Solid Waste Services to provide education, training and technical assistance in the areas of recycling, waste reduction, and composting for businesses, multi-family properties and residents. His leadership brings together the key players to improve recycling awareness and participation in Bethesda.
- Ms. Brooke Levey and Ms. Jennifer Schrock
As parents of children attending Waters Landing Elementary School, Ms. Brooke Levey and Ms. Jennifer Schrock coordinated the school’s very first Science Night. This program was designed to teach not only students, but their parents and the community about the importance of protecting the environment for all generations to come. Educating residents about recycling at the community level is an effective approach to increasing overall recycling awareness and participation.