Friday, December 23, 2011

Wallingford Honored For Recycling Efforts

Wallingford Mayor William Dickinson Jr. announced Friday that the town's Recycling Committee has been selected by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to be one of the agency's GreenCircle Award recipients.

The committee was honored for donating significant time to helping youth groups with environmental projects as well as for creating an innovative and unique recycling program.

 Among the committee's accomplishment that were cited by the agency are:

- A 2010 art contest that required entrants to use materials that had either been recycled or thrown away. More than 50 children participated and prizes were awarded in four age groups.

- The purchase of 25 ClearStream recycling containers for use by civic organizations at their events. Request for use of the containers has increased every year since the program was established in 2008.

The GreenCircle Award was established in 1998 recognize businesses, institutions, individuals and civic organizations that promote environmental awareness.

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