2023 Waste Diversion and Recycling Award Ceremony

Press Release


For immediate release:
January 30, 2024

For more information, contact:
Judith Hall, Public Information Specialist
Prince George’s County
Department of the Environment 
jhall@co.pg.md.us; (202) 369-7319 (cell)


Prince George’s County Holds 2023 Waste Diversion and Recycling Award Ceremony 

Awards recognize excellence in reducing waste and increasing recycling efforts 


LARGO, MD – Last week, the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) and Keep Prince George’s County Beautiful (KPGCB) hosted the 2023 Waste Diversion and Recycling Awards ceremony recognizing local entities demonstrating excellence in waste diversion and increasing recycling efforts. The awards were presented to commercial businesses, schools, and other entities that help advance DoE and KPGCB's mission.


A total of seven businesses, 23 Prince George’s County schools, 37 Maryland Certified Green Schools (certified by Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education), individual volunteers, and professional organizations were honored for their outstanding environmental efforts and for helping Prince George’s County reach its waste reduction goals. 


“This annual event showcases some of the best environmental stewards in Prince George’s County,” said Andrea Crooms, Director of DoE. “It allows us to recognize businesses, schools, and individuals committed to finding innovative ways to educate and promote and activate recycling and waste management programs in our Prince George’s County community.”


John Neville, Chairman of the Board for KPGCB, added that this is an outstanding awards program. “There was a wonderful mélange of projects across Prince George's County. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your commitment to keeping Prince George's County beautiful. Thanks to the Prince George’s County Department of the Environment for a great partnership.” 


KPGCB is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization empowering individuals to take greater responsibility and action to create healthier, safer, and more livable communities.  KPGCB 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. 


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. 


To view the complete list of winners and for more information on the awards, visit bit.ly/KPGCB