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November 09, 2011
CONTACT: Ariana Ayala
Public Works Department

"Recycling All Stars" Recognized

The City of Moreno Valley and Waste Management of the Inland Empire announced winners of the Recycling All Stars Program at the November 8th City Council meeting. The winners included the Harrison Family, Gonzalez Family and The Villas at Towngate. The program recognized residential and commercial customers for their outstanding commitment to recycling, diverting waste from landfills, and conserving natural resources.

Waste Management started the Recycling All Stars Program approximately ten years ago to serve as a recycling recognition program for residential and business customers throughout the Inland Empire. Every year, Waste Management's drivers and staff select the winners and present them with a recognition award and a gift basket with recycling promotional items.

"It is our hope that these awards will encourage businesses and residents to remain engaged in the City's recycling efforts and help increase recycling every year," said Julie Reyes, Community Relations Manager for Waste Management of the Inland Empire.

Throughout the year, Waste Management staff attends various community events and conducts outreach to help educate residents on the City's recycling efforts. The program and outreach conducted in the city has been very successful: In 2010, 8,343 tons of residential commingled recyclable materials were collected, and 23,341 tons of residential yard waste were collected and recycled.

"The City of Moreno Valley strongly supports the responsible and environmentally friendly actions demonstrated by the recipients of the Recycling All Stars Program. We are proud to have these individuals as part of our community and look upon them as a model of how all residents and businesses can make a difference with their individual efforts," said Robert Lemon, Maintenance & Operations Division Manager for the City's Public Works Department.

Waste Management offers a variety of recycling programs. For more information regarding recycling please call 800.423.9986.

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