Take Workplace Recycling to the Next Level with Washington County’s Help

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 30, 2014

Sponsored by: Health and Human Services Department, Solid Waste & Recycling (SW&R) Division

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The Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program is offering free tools and technical assistance to businesses interested in improving workplace recycling.

“Workers who find themselves pulling recyclables from their business’s garbage cans or cringing at the sight of disposable coffee cups are great candidates for our technical assistance,” says Justin Gast, program educator with the Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program. “We want these folks to contact us so we can help them take their business in a greener, more sustainable direction.”

To encourage businesses to seek assistance, the Solid Waste & Recycling Program is running a promotional campaign. Businesses that request a free workplace recycling evaluation will receive a Green Team kit containing reusable bags, durable drink tumblers, a thumb-drive stocked with educational materials, as well as informational resources from program partners.

To request a recycling evaluation and Green Team kit, or for more information, call 503-846-3605 or go to www.WashingtonCountyRecycles.org.

Media Contact:

Wendy Gordon, Communications Coordinator/PIO