Thursday, February 25, 2010

2010 Frederick County Waste Reduction Award

Recycling has long been recognized as a method of achieving positive environmental and economic impacts for businesses, but wise waste management involves more than recycling, it incorporates waste reduction as well. A yearly awards program acknowledges the efforts that many local entitites are enacting to create less waste: The Frederick County Waste Reduction Award.

The Dept. of Solid Waste Management, in conjunction with the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, City of Frederick Economic Development and the Downtown Frederick Partnership, will select businesses and organizations located throughout the County that have implemented for expanded innovative and successful waste reduction programs.

Any Frederick County business or organization can apply to receive the award. Applications must be received by Friday, March 26, 2010 to be considered. The forms can be downloaded from the Frederick County Office of Recycling's website at, or obtained by calling Dave Helmecki at 301-600-7404. Completed award applications may be faxed to 301-600-3044, or emailed to Printed applications may also be mailed to: Frederick County Office of Recycling, 9031 Reichs Ford Rd, Frederick, MD 21704.