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Posted on: November 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Nominations are Now Open for County Waste Diversion and Recycling Awards

Annual event recognizes businesses, schools, and individuals demonstrating exceptional achievement in source reduction

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Largo, MD – Nominations are now open for the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) and Keep Prince George’s County Beautiful (KPGCB) 2022 Waste Diversion and Recycling Virtual Awards. The awards recognize Prince George’s County commercial businesses, schools, and other entities who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in recycling and waste diversion to advance the mission of DoE and KPGCB.  A virtual awards ceremony will be held on December 13 to recognize all award winners. 

A 2022 nomination form will need to be submitted on behalf of any nominee, including all relevant and supporting documentation, before midnight, Monday, December 5, 2022.  All completed forms and supporting documentation can be sent via email to htregister@co.pg.md.us or by mail to: KPGCB, ATTN: Helen Register, Awards Ceremony, 9200 Basil Court, Suite 300, Largo, MD 20774.

“This virtual ceremony recognizes and showcases our residents, community businesses, and schools who are committed to innovative ways to educate, as well as promote and activate recycling and waste management programs in Prince George’s County,” said Andrea L. Crooms, Director of DoE.

DoE works for a healthy, beautiful, and sustainable County through programs providing clean water, flood control, recycling and waste management, litter prevention, sustainable animal management, and pet adoption in partnership with Prince George’s County’s residents and stakeholders. This year, DoE introduced the implementation of the County’s Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2050.

KPGCB is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization empowering individuals to take greater responsibility and action to create healthier, safer, and more livable communities.  KPGC partners with the Prince George’s County community to create a beautiful, litter-free environment and promote best waste management practices, including recycling and source reduction. 

For more information and to access the nomination form, visit bit.ly/KPGCB

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