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Sponsor Post: San Diego's 19th Annual Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards

Every year, San Diego recognizes local businesses and organizations that successfully reduce waste and help make the city a little greener. As a consumer, you can help reward these local businesses for their efforts by choosing to patronize them! Even if you don't make that choice, it can be interesting to look at some of the businesses whom the city awarded for their recycling and waste reduction efforts. Here are some of the awards made for 2011:

  • Recycling Partner Award: This year, the award for recycling partner, which goes to a single organization who has worked with the Environmental Services Department to make a community impact, went to the Hilton Bayfront Hotel Association. This association made impressive efforts in 2011 to compost and recycle food scraps from three kitchens, a bar, and a coffee shop.
  • Recycler of the Year Awards: These multiple awards go to companies who have implemented or made great improvements to recycling programs. One award this year went to Innovive, Inc. This brand new company on the Annual Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards list started recycling plastics and created their own recycling facility to separate recyclable wastes.

Another Recycler of the Year award went to the San Diego International Airport. As you'd expect of an airport in environmentally-progressive San Diego, the San Diego International Airport already had some great recycling programs in place. However, this year it added a new waste disposal and recycling facility. The airport is also a great educator of the community with displays about recycling programs and other green initiatives around San Diego, which are, of course, viewed by thousands of people who go through the airport every day!

This doesn't even come close to touching the full list of awards that were given by the City of San Diego this year, but it gives you an idea of what different businesses and organizations in the area are doing to ensure that San Diego stays beautiful and healthy for future generations. Click here for a full list of winners.

About Recycle San Diego

Recycle San Diego is the area’s preeminent provider of recycling services, including electronics recycling, battery recycling, ewaste drop-off and pickup services and business waste management. Recycle San Diego also offers ewaste collection events, hard drive destruction and paper shredding services. Learn more at RecycleSanDiego.org.

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