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Township wins recycling award

May 21, 1999

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Businesses in Washington Township sent more than 1,000 tons of material to the township's recycling center last year, an effort that impressed the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and won the community special recognition Friday.

Township Administrator Michael Christopher said the agency's Commercial Recycling Award, which included a certificate and a flag that reads, "Recycling Works," came as a result of a concerted effort by area businesses. Items sent to the township's recycling center on Buchanan Trail East included cardboard and office paper along with cans, bottles and newspapers.

Waste Management company trucks pick up the recyclables at the places of businesses and haul them to the center. The businesses also agreed to prepare the reports needed by the state to track the success of the program, Christopher said.

"We are pleased to be recognized by DEP for our program," Christopher said.

Waste Management trucks also picked up about 2,500 tons of recyclable household trash - cans, glass, plastic bottles and newspapers - that residents leave on their curbs every other week, Christopher said.

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