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EWS Wins State Recycling Award

Maia Corbitt, Star Executive Director, presents 2011 Environmental Leadership Award to Glenna Brown, EWS Programs Manager.

The State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR) has honored the Environmental Waste Services Department with its 2011 Environmental Leadership Award for having the outstanding solid waste program in the state.

The award recognizes the Workplace Recycling Program, an initiative that brought single stream recycling to all City of Garland offices.  From May, 2010 through May, 2011, EWS deployed standardized recycling containers to all employees and all city facilities.  As a result of this project implementation, recycling in City offices has increased 20%.  The Workplace Recycling Program was funded with a grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Awards were presented on October 4 in conjunction with the annual Recycling Summit at an awards ceremony held at the Texas State Capitol Building in Austin.  Nine other recycling businesses and communities were honored in the areas of composting, special events, youth education and sustainability.

"We are honored to receive this prestigious award and thank all City employees who have made the Workplace Recycling Program a success," said Lonnie Banks, EWS Managing Director.