SHORELINE, WA – (April 16, 2011) – On Saturday, April 16th, CleanScapes’ President Chris Martin and Shoreline Mayor,Keith McGlashan announced the winner for CleanScapes 2010/2011 Neighborhood Reduction Rewards Competition. CleanScapes, a solid waste company serving Shoreline and Seattle, awarded a $10,000 community grant to the neighborhoods of Meridian Park, Highland Terrace, Parkwood, Westminster Triangle, and Richmond Highlands.
“We have a great partnership with the City of Shoreline,” said Chris Martin, who awarded the Check to Lisa Surowiec, a Richmond Highlands resident. “I am pleased to announce the winners of this year’s competition, and I want to thank Mayor McGlashan and the City of Shoreline for their support of the Neighborhood Reduction Rewards program.”
The winning neighborhoods, located in CleanScapes’ Friday collection area, reduced their total waste – garbage, recycling, and food/yard waste by 10.9 percent from last year. The $10,000 award will go towards a project accessible to the public and benefit the community.
Last year CleanScapes, working with the City of Shoreline, installed five park benches along the Interurban Trail. This year’s winning neighborhoods will again be able to select the project that CleanScapes will fund. “I think this is a great way for CleanScapes to collaborate with neighborhoods in Shoreline, and give back to the City,” Commented Mayor McGlashan.
The collection area with the next greatest level of reduction was the Monday collection area, with a 4.7% decrease. Overall, Shoreline saw a 1.6% decrease in waste, from 20,224 tons to 19,904 tons over the year.
Interested in helping your neighborhood win? The 2011/2012 competition will launch in April, giving neighborhoods the chance to compete again for a $10,000 community project. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for ideas on how to rally your neighbors around reducing waste and helping the community at the same time.